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Penn State Football: Nittany Lion Free Agency Tracker

by on May 12, 2014 11:40 AM

In many ways being a free agent out of the NFL Draft is better than being drafted.

You can pick between teams interested in signing you and having the freedom to choose gives you a chance to pick the best possible situation for your future.

Getting drafted isn't a guarantee you'll make the team and getting drafted can often mean you'll be moving someplace without much say in where.

There are far worse problems than being an NFL draft choice, but being a free agent has its perks too.

By the conclusion of the draft three Nittany Lions heard their names called: DaQuan Jones (Tennessee Titans) John Urschel (Baltimore Ravens) and Allen Robinson (Jacksonville Jaguars).

Many of their teammates remain available and ready for a shot at the NFL. Here is the latest on where they'll be headed to try and make an NFL roster.

Adam Gress: Has accepted a rookie camp tryout with the Pittsburgh Steelers according to his agent. Steelers' coach Mike Tomlin was at Penn State's Pro Day prior to the draft and would have seen Gress workout.

Garry Gilliam: Signed a free agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks according to his twitter account. Gilliam turned a few heads late in the process after deciding to go pro.

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Glenn Carson: Has signed a deal with the Arizona Cardinals. Carson had perhaps the best Pro Day of any of the Penn State prospects not named Allen Robinson. Carson missed out on an invite to the NFL Combine. Carson's stock rose greatly following his Pro Day so it's not surprising he was quick to find a home after the draft.

Malcolm Willis: San Diego will take a look at Willis according to a tweet he sent out late Sunday night. He is the most recent Nittany Lion to find a home in the NFL as of noon on Monday.


Silas Redd: After taking his talents to USC, Redd signed a free agent deal with the Washington Redskins where he'll be reunited with former teammate Evan Royster.

Khairi Fortt: A fourth round draft choice by New Orleans, Fortt is the second player to be drafted to the NFL after leaving Penn State following the NCAA open transfer period. Justin Brown was selected during last year's NFL draft.

Anthony Fera: Fera will head to the Miami Dolphins according to his twitter account. Fera transferred to Texas during the open transfer period.

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Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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