BYU football: Former Cougars sign NFL free agent deals

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  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    April 29, 2013 7:16 p.m.

    @ idablue AND @ StGtoSLC....

    Agreed. Where's Riley Stephenson's name? Didn't he make an All-American roster? Very surprised he wasn't signed to a free-agent deal yet.

    Hope me makes it.

    Same thing for Utah's kicker from 2 or 3 years ago. That guy was AWESOME and I was bummed he didn't get a free-agent gig. Last I heard he had a tryout for a CFL team? Louis Sakoda?....was that his name?

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    April 28, 2013 10:31 p.m.

    Congrats to Braden, Braden, Brandon, Uona and any others that sign FA contract. Hope you make the best of your opportunities.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    April 28, 2013 7:32 p.m.


    I had the same question. Where is Riley Stephensen? I am sure he is an NFL quality punter. And I am pretty sure he threw his hat in the draft ring. His punting probably won at least a couple games for BYU last year and he was ranked very high among NCAA punters. Place kickers and punters usually sign as free agents, but I would have expected someone would have picked him up by now.

    April 28, 2013 10:50 a.m.

    Is Riley Stephenson not pursuing an NFL career? He's a great guy I had the privilege of competing against, and I know he would have a great shot at making a roster. Good luck to all these guys. It's a tough uphill battle, but sometimes can turn out in one's favor because rather than only having one team pick you that you're stuck with, you can negotiate with multiple teams and pick the one you feel best suited for. It's worked out great for Derrick Shelby and Matt Asiata.

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    April 28, 2013 8:29 a.m.

    The Dolphins (My favorite team) needs depth @ LB. I look forward to Ogletree in S Florida w/ the rest of the beehive delegation (Derrick Shelby, Paul Soliai, Will Davis (Just drafted out of Utah St), Koa Misi, Patrick Scales (USU), John Denney, & RJ Stanford).

  • canadiancougar624 Raymond, 00
    April 28, 2013 12:37 a.m.


    It could be because he didn't sign a contract, but did get invited to camp similar to Preston Hadley who got invited to attend the Seahawks camp in two weeks.

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    April 27, 2013 9:55 p.m.

    So Chris. The name is Bronco Mendenhall not the slur names so many people use. Kind of sad that childish name calling is accepted here. One would think many people who comment go to elementary school or jr. high.

    I am not sure your statistical revelations hold much water. By the way did you go back and check Bronco's record at other schools?

    I do know that Bronco Mendenhall had a very good football season last year and enjoyed playing a bowl game in San Diego.

    Finally, I really like Brad, but know what, I am pretty sure he would be disappointed with sarcastic comments about BYU using his name and/or his successes. For that matter so would Kyle.

    Real Quick for Worf. I am too. I guess he didn't play well enough to be selected. One question, I am being serious not sarcastic. Are you also? Hope so!

    Have a good weekend. If you are riding a bus on Monday, be on time, don't miss it.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 27, 2013 9:40 p.m.

    Ryker Matthews with pro-talent, and two Bradens to the NFL,

    Why was BYU's offensive line so weak? Does this have anything to do with the entire offensive staff being let go?

  • sls Columbia, MO
    April 27, 2013 9:11 p.m.

    We're glad that Braden Brown is coming to Missouri. He can help the Rams improve their offensive line.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 27, 2013 9:04 p.m.

    Why is Romney Fuga not mentioned?