Monday, April 26, 2010

Post-draft signings aplenty

Here's a rundown of UConn signings and a few other Connecticut natives from the past two days.

Andre Dixon was offered a tryout with the New York Giants, and will report to their mini-camp Friday-Sunday. Joining him, also on a tryout basis, is New Haven resident D.J. McAulay, one of the top wide receivers in the Colonial Athletic Association for William & Mary this fall.

McAulay, a first cousin of former Wisconsin and UConn defensive back Jamison Davis, had 57 catches for 620 yards in helping William & Mary to the semifinals of the Division I-AA tournament, where they lost to Villanova. He played his high school ball at Hillhouse, and later the Westminster School.

Seymour's Mike Hicks had a few offers, accoring to his agent, but settled for a tryout with the Detroit Lions at their camp, which runs Friday-Sunday. Norwich's Dan Ryan will tryout with the Miami Dolphins, while Lindsey Witten will head to camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Punter Desi Cullen took the Chicago Bears up on a tryout in hopes of beating out Brad Maynard. One of the players Cullen will be competing against directly is former Yale punter Ed Mante.
"They are looking for a combination punter/kickoff guy and that is what I am," Mante told Register colleague Jim Fuller. "I am excited to have this opportunity."

Another New Haven resident, Garrett Brown, signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs shortly after the draft. Brown, a defensive tackle at the University of Minnesota, picked the Chiefs because of their dire need at defensive tackle.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home