Five Irish Players Sign Free-Agent Deals

Defensive end Travis Leitko joined four other Irish players in inking free agent contracts after not being selected in the 2007 NFL Draft.

Leitko signed with the Ravens and joins teammate Marcus Freeman (tight end) as free agent signees of Baltimore.

Running back Darius Walker and defensive end Chris Frome both signed with Chicago. Wide receiver Rhema McKnight signed with New Orleans.

The five free-agent signees join 7 other former Irish players who were drafted into the NFL. That brings the Class of '07 total to 12. The 7 players drafted ties the 2nd most for the Irish since the NFL expanded the draft to 7 rounds in 1994.

The following is a complete list of Irish players and how they landed in the NFL:

QB Brady Quinn-----Browns---1st Round (22nd overall pick)
DE Victor Abiamiri----Eagles---2nd Round (57th overall pick)
OT Ryan Harris -----Broncos--3rd Round (70th overall pick)
DT Derek Landri-----Jaguars--5th Round (166th overall pick)
CB Mike Richardson-Patriots--6th Round (202nd overall pick)
OG Dan Santucci----Bengals--7th Round (230th overall pick)
S Nedu Ndukwe---Bengals--7th Round (253th overall pick)

RB Darius Walker------Bears----Free Agent
DE Chris Frome--------Bears----Free Agent
WR Rhema McKnight--Saints----Free Agent
TE Marcus Freeman---Ravens--Free Agent
DE Travis Leitko--------Ravens--Free Agent


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