Former Utes, Cougars sign as NFL free agents

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    July 31, 2011 11:59 p.m.

    Of all these undrafted players, Zane has the most potential to make the finalized roster. It was a shame he fell past 3rd round, let alone not going at all. The Jets got a steal and I think they know it. Bill Callahan, the offensive line coach in New York, was one of few actual position coaches (not just a scout) to attend Utah's pro-day. The Jets have 3 outstanding starters on the line, including Mangold at C, but as of now the other C's are as follows: a 2nd year undrafted player out of UTEP and 2 other undrafted rookies from FCS Monmouth and D-II Humboldt. The fact that Zane can probably play anywhere else on the line is an asset teams look for as well. I've gotten to talk with Zane several times and he's a great guy, can't wait to see you in Green and White. Happy to be a Jets fan, but happier to be a Ute!

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    July 27, 2011 9:21 p.m.

    I used to like Zane Taylor.

    Seriously, Zane & Sione Pouha keep me from totally loathing the jest.

    Go Dolphins!

  • hymn to the silent Holladay, UT
    July 27, 2011 7:35 p.m.

    This is great...fine athletes from the state...some good money being made. Some good light shining our way.

  • ted cantrell OREM, UT
    July 27, 2011 6:48 p.m.

    Eric Weddle? became the richest safety in the NFL today. He signed a $40 M five year contract. Even though I am a cougar, Weddle is a class act and done good!

  • Aggieforlife Logan, UT
    July 27, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    @who am i sir?
    Maybe if the Deseret news did a better job in their coverage of Aggie athletics they would have reported that Chris Randle a CB signed with the Dallas Cowboys, Diondre Borel a QB signed with the Green Bay Packers and Rajric Coleman a Safety with the Buffalo Bills. Just an FYI for everyone

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 27, 2011 11:26 a.m.

    Utah 2 drafte + six invited

    Utah State 1 drafted

    BYU 3 invited.

    Eight to 4 - seems about right especially to those who are offering hundred's of thousands of dollars.

    Good luck to all.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 27, 2011 10:03 a.m.

    It would be great to see all of them make these teams.

  • Ute Fan In Utah West Jordan, UT
    July 27, 2011 9:45 a.m.

    Here's hoping they all find success in the NFL!

  • Classless Ute Fan Magna, UT
    July 27, 2011 1:51 a.m.

    Wow, 6 additional Utes from last season have been signed. I hope that they all make the final rosters.

    I was just told that John Beck was turned away by the security guard at Washington's Redskin Park when he went to meet with Shanahan because he didn't recognize him. Funny story!!!

    Good luck to all the former Athletes from the state of Utah.