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    ll: Undrafted Cyclones get NFL free-agent deals

    Five Iowa State players were signed by NFL teams through free agency after the two-day draft ended Sunday night receiver Todd Blythe by New Orleans, quarterback Bret Meyer by Washington, linebacker Jon Banks by Buffalo, tight end Ben Barkema by Cleveland and long snapper Matt Purivs by Chicago.

    Players signing free agent contracts have no guarantees of making the team.



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    Re: ll: Undrafted Cyclones get NFL free-agent deals

    Ahh you just beat me to it. Mods...want to merge?



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    Re: ll: Undrafted Cyclones get NFL free-agent deals

    So Banks and Bowen are both in Buffalo.



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    Re: ll: Undrafted Cyclones get NFL free-agent deals

    Meyer's gonna be going up against Brennan.


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    Re: ll: Undrafted Cyclones get NFL free-agent deals

    Quote Originally Posted by CTAClone View Post
    Meyer's gonna be going up against Brennan.
    I actually like Meyer's chances vs. Brennan.

    Unfortunately I doubt either will make the team.



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    Re: ll: Undrafted Cyclones get NFL free-agent deals

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    I actually like Meyer's chances vs. Brennan.
    No way; a healthy Colt is out of Bret's league.



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    Re: ll: Undrafted Cyclones get NFL free-agent deals

    Quote Originally Posted by Tpups21 View Post
    Five Iowa State players were signed by NFL teams through free agency after the two-day draft ended Sunday night receiver Todd Blythe by New Orleans, quarterback Bret Meyer by Washington, linebacker Jon Banks by Buffalo, tight end Ben Barkema by Cleveland and long snapper Matt Purivs by Chicago.

    Players signing free agent contracts have no guarantees of making the team.
    Very unlikely that all of them will make it, but not sure why that's funny... Best of luck to all of them!



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    Re: ll: Undrafted Cyclones get NFL free-agent deals

    I am pumped to see Banks picked up. I think he was very underrated as an athletic linebacker.



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    Re: ll: Undrafted Cyclones get NFL free-agent deals

    I think Barkema has a chance. He was good at catching the football when we actually threw to him. I remember him making some pretty athletic plays. Obviously, he would most likely be used for blocking, but he may surprise some people with his hands.



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    Re: ll: Undrafted Cyclones get NFL free-agent deals

    looks like the redskins are some what excited about BM

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    Quarterback Bret Meyer joins the Redskins as one of five QBs on the off-season roster. He is expected to compete with rookie draft pick Colt Brennan and first-year player Sam Hollenbach for a backup job. He completed 233-of-382 passes for nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions as a senior at Iowa State.


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    Re: ll: Undrafted Cyclones get NFL free-agent deals

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoore_23 View Post
    looks like the redskins are some what excited about BM

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    BM should be somewhat comfortable with his new team colors...


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    Re: ll: Undrafted Cyclones get NFL free-agent deals

    jon banks and blythe could make their teams



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    Re: ll: Undrafted Cyclones get NFL free-agent deals

    Having Banks and Bowen together is great. I also like having Barkema and Rubin together on the same team too. Congrats to all the guys.


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    Re: ll: Undrafted Cyclones get NFL free-agent deals

    I think that Barkema is too small for a tight end and too slow for an H back. I could definitely see him in the AFL



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