FAYETTEVILLE — The 2013 NFL Draft may have ended Saturday night. But the fun didn't stop after seven rounds.
Undrafted players and their agents began scrambling for free agent contracts and invitations to rookie camps after the draft ended. Several former Razorbacks have managed to reach agreements with teams, giving them a chance to earn their way onto NFL rosters this spring/summer.
The first player I got in touch with was running back Ronnie Wingo, who agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons pretty quickly. He said his agent had been working out details with teams even while the draft was going on. So it became a formality right after it ended.
"It means everything. It's a lifelong dream," said Wingo, who helped the Razorbacks as both a receiver and running back during his career.
Here's a look at some other former Razorbacks who have free agent opportunities:
OG Alvin Bailey (Seattle Seahawks) - Bailey, who left school after his junior season, was one of the top players not drafted. He tweeted: "Yal dont worry bout me cause im still happy" and "I did this to myself"
RB Dennis Johnson (Houston Texans) - Johnson tweeted: "It's only right to go learn from one of the Best Undrafted RB's in the game... HOUSTON Lets Get It!" in reference to Texans RB Arian Foster
LB Tenarius Wright (Tampa Bay Bucs) - Wright, who missed most of the 2012 season because of a shoulder injury, tweeted: "Ok Tampa Bay here I come.. #Blessed #ThankGod"
LB Alonzo Highsmith (Miami Dolphins) - Interesting signing because Highsmith's father, Alonzo Highsmith, played college football for the Miami Hurricanes
S Ross Rasner (Denver Broncos) - Rasner will get an opportunity to make the team in Denver after posting a team-leading 92 tackles last season.
DT D.D. Jones (Seattle Seahawks) — Jones will join Alvin Bailey in camp with the Seahawks. The Louisiana native is getting his shot after 18 tackles as a senior.
CB Darius Winston (Cincinnati Bengals) - Winston will join Cobi Hamilton in Cincinnati's rookie camp. Winston tweeted: "I never been to Cincinnati before... Gotta make this work"
P Dylan Breeding (Washington Redskins) - Breeding has been invited to attend Washington's camp after averaging 45.6 yards an attempt as a senior at Arkansas.
Others will be added as soon as details become finalized.
— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau