After just one former Husker was drafted on Saturday, the free agent deals began to file in Saturday evening.
It appears that receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El will get a shot with the Washington Redskins.
#HTTR ! Let’s get it!!
— De'Mornay Pierson-El (@DontPunt_15) April 28, 2018
Meanwhile, former NU cornerback Chris Jones agreed to a deal with the Detroit Lions.
Nebraska Chris Jones confirms he'd headed to the Lions. @HuskerExtraPG reported that first.
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) April 28, 2018
Tanner Lee was the only NU player taken in the 2018 NFL Draft, going in the 6th round (203rd overall) to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tight end Tyler Hoppes hopes to catch on with the Minnesota Vikings.
So happy to be living out my dream! I’m happy to announce that I have signed with the Minnesota Vikings. Thank you to all of those who have supported me. Can’t wait to get to work!
— Tyler Hoppes (@tylerhoppes) April 29, 2018
Kearney native Luke McNitt has agreed to a free agent deal with the Falcons.
RISE UP!!! Can’t wait to get to Atlanta and go to work as a Falcon!!#InBrotherhood
— Luke McNitt (@LukeMcNitt) April 29, 2018
It looks like Nick Gates, who left NU after his junior season, will try his luck with the New York Giants.
Nick Gate/OL/Nebraska has signed a free agent deal with the NY Giants. Good pick-up for the Giants. Scouting Report: https://t.co/HVR3GT2qK0
— Draft Analyst (@DraftAnalyst1) April 28, 2018
Joshua Kalu has reportedly agreed to a free agent deal with the Tennessee Titans.
Joshua Kalu headed to Tennessee Titans.
“I’m going to be up there with Will Compton," Kalu told the LJS. "I’m going to work hard, do everything I need to do – and everything’s going to take care of itself.”
Special-teams ability will help.🏈
— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) April 28, 2018