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  1. Tom Brady's 'deep' issues

    Mike Sando

    Tom Brady's winning touchdown pass to undrafted rookie Kenbrell Thompkins gave the New England Patriots something to celebrate in Week 6. Not only had the quarterback connected with one of his new targets, but the Patriots had also improved their rec...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  2. Talking Rams: Life after Steven Jackson

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher recently affirmed Daryl Richardson's status as the team's starting halfback. Isaiah Pead, Zac Stacy and undrafted rookie Bennie Cunningham are among those competing for the backup job. Steven Jackson is long gone afte...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  3. Rams thin at safety against Lions' Megatron

    Mike Sando

    Undrafted rookies Matt Daniels and Rodney McLeod are the St. Louis Rams' backup safeties heading into a Week 1 matchup against Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions. The team listed Darian Stewart among its inactive players Sunday. Stewart, who ...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  4. About those vitally important rookie camps

    Mike Sando

    TheFault17 makes a welcome point after reading about Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson making a positive impression during rookie minicamps over the weekend. "A third-round QB looks good against other rookies and undrafted players? Who w...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  5. Teams hold upside with undrafted rookies

    Mike Sando

    Brandon from St. Paul, Minn., wants to know how contracts work for undrafted free agents. "I could be mistaken," he writes, "but I can't imagine many receive multi-year deals. What happens when someone like Doug Baldwin proves to be a huge asset?"...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  6. Around the NFC West: Rams keep churning

    Mike Sando

    The NFL rule expanding roster limits to 90 players came at the right time for teams overhauling their personnel. The St. Louis Rams are one of those teams. They drafted 10 players and are close to adding 23 undrafted free agents. Jim Thomas ...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  7. Around the NFC West: 49ers' WR thinking

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks signed rookie receiver Ricardo Lockette off their practice squad and promptly completed a 44-yard pass to him against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 16. Lockette, an undrafted free agent from Fort Valley State, shined light o...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  8. Rewarding Baldwin's special contributions

    Mike Sando

    Doug Baldwin has gone from undrafted free agent to the verge of making NFL history. The NFL, in naming Baldwin its special-teams player of the week from the NFC, noted that the receiver can become the first undrafted NFL rookie since 1960 to lead ...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  9. What snap counts say about rookie WR

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks aren't lying when they say Golden Tate has made strides this season. It's just that they like undrafted free agent Doug Baldwin quite a bit more. Coach Pete Carroll and staff haven't come out and said this, of course, but s...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  10. Baldwin, Peterson among rookie candidates

    Mike Sando

    Three of the players under consideration for the NFL's top weekly honors played for or against the NFC West in opening week. A quick look at their Week 1 exploits: Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks receiver: The undrafted free agent finished with...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  11. Why so many undrafted rookies made cut

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks found four roster spots for undrafted rookie free agents heading into Week 1. The San Francisco 49ers set aside three spots for them. The trend has been less pronounced through most of the league, but the overall numbers -- 58...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  12. Angst not prevailing emotion as cuts loom

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- The NFL's final exhibition game of the 2011 season had finally ended Friday night at CenturyLink Field. Jeron Johnson, one of the undrafted rookie free agents fighting for a spot on the Seattle Seahawks, sat before his locker for what c...

    Blog | September 03, 2011
  13. Rams official list of undrafted rookies

    Mike Sando

    It's been a tough week for St. Louis Rams fans hoping their team would use free agency to aggressively target needs. The Rams did reach an agreement with Philadelphia Eagles safety Quintin Mikell, but needs at guard, defensive tackle, linebacker a...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  14. Cardinals' official list of undrafted rookies

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals released their list of undrafted free agents heading into 2011 camp. A few notes: The Cardinals have agreed to terms with four offensive tackles, a high number. Seven of the 21 rookies are offensive linemen. Every NFL tea...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  15. Seahawks' official list of undrafted rookies

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks announced contract agreements with 19 undrafted rookies Tuesday. I've sorted them by position group for quick scanning. As noted, Seattle needed multiple quarterbacks in the short term to get through practices before the le...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  16. Cards or Dolphins? Thoughts on rookie QB

    Mike Sando

    Delaware quarterback Pat Devlin was once reportedly in play as an undrafted free agent for the Arizona Cardinals. Devlin plans to sign with the Miami Dolphins instead, ESPN's John Clayton reports. Devlin wouldn't have gotten a long look with th...

    Blog | July 26, 2011