The 2017 NFL Draft is over and Nebraska extended its streak 55 straight years of having at least one player drafted. Only one in this case.
But now those Huskers that didn't hear their names called are starting to hear from NFL teams about priority free agent deals.
Josh Banderas, LB: Lincoln Southwest product is staying somewhat close to home after signing with the Denver Broncos.
Banderas said he has agreed to a FA deal with the Broncos. Excited to show what he can do healthy. Bad-luck injuries leading up to draft.— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) April 29, 2017
Alonzo Moore, WR: Signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Alonzo Moore told me through text message he has signed a FA deal with the Chiefs.— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) April 29, 2017
Terrell Newby, RB: Signed a deal with the Minnesota Vikings.
Minnesota it is !thankful for the opportunity to live out my dream @Vikings— Terrell Newby (@TerrellNewby) April 29, 2017
Brandon Reilly, WR: Another Lincoln Southwest product, Reilly is headed to upstate New York to be part of the Buffalo Bills mafia.
Buffalo bound ✊🏼Excited to start this new chapter @buffalobills— B. Reilly (@brandonreilly87) April 29, 2017
Brandon Reilly on FA chance with the Bills: "I'm no stranger to proving myself. I'm not down at all. I'm pretty pumped." #Huskers— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) April 29, 2017
Tommy Armstrong, QB/RB/WR: Is joining Newby in Minnesota with the Vikings. He told the Journal Star they want to look at him at different positions and try out in a camp.
Cethan Carter, TE: The Journal Star was told the tight end picked the Cincinnati Bengals. He later confirmed it on Twitter.
Dylan Utter, OL: Will have a tryout with the Vikings.
How blessed am I that my God is letting me get another shot at doing what I love most. Thanks to the @Vikings for giving me a tryout!— DUtter (@DylanUtter66) April 29, 2017
Michael Rose-Ivey, LB: No confirmation yet, but it appears Michael Rose-Ivey will have a chance with the Bears according to a tweet from his father.
On Saturday night, Rose-Ivey tweeted this:
This is crazy...— Michael Rose-Ivey (@M_RoseIvey) April 29, 2017
Jordan Westerkamp, WR: One of the most decorated wide receivers in Husker history will has agreed to a tryout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to reports.
A December injury to Westerkamp obviously proved incredibly bad timing for the receiver, even delaying his testing appearance in front of scouts.
For @HuskerFBNation fans, WR Jordan Westerkamp has been invited to tryout with the Tampa Bay Bucs. GM Jason Licht a Nebraska man, himself.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) April 30, 2017
Sam Hahn: Like Utter, the walk-on offensive lineman will also apparently get a tryout with the Vikings, according to Sean Callahan of HuskerOnline.
Casey Sayles, an Omaha North graduate who played for Frank Solich at Ohio University, also found a free agent home with the Los Angels Rams.
Congrats to another Bobcat with a great opportunity in the NFL. A bright future ahead of you Casey! Best of luck! https://t.co/wCPlYGKv2f— Frank Solich (@CoachSolich) April 30, 2017