Free agency has impacted several former Rice football stars who are currently playing at the next level. Here’s where the NFL Owls will suit up in 2019.
Nine former Rice football players were on NFL rosters in 2018. Four of those players are staying put with the same team this coming season while the rest have found new teams or are still on the hunt. They’ll be joined after the NFL Draft by several others Owls looking to get their shot in the professional ranks.
Four of those NFL hopefuls — Jack Fox, Austin Walter, Graysen Schantz and Gio Gentosi — participated in the Rice Pro Day on March 25th. That will be the last formal gathering of the entire group prior to the draft in April. For now, here’s where the current NFL Owls have landed.
- Chris Boswell (Steelers) – Signed through 2022 on a four-year, $16.8 Million deal
- Emmanuel Ellerbee (Seahawks) – Signed through 2019 on a one-year, $570,000 deal
- Phillip Gaines (Browns) – Resigned with the Browns as a free agent this offseason. His new contract is a one-year, $895,000 deal
- Vance McDonald (Steelers) – Signed through 2021 on a three-year, $19.6 Million deal
On the move
- Bryce Callahan (Broncos) – Formerly with the Bears, Callahan signed a three-year, $21 Million deal with the Broncos this offseason. His contract runs through 2021.
- Christian Covington (Cowboys) – Formerly with the Texans, Covington signed a one-year, $2.5 Million deal with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason.
- Andrew Sendejo (Eagles) – Formerly with the Vikings, Sendejo signed a one-year, $1.3 Million deal with the Eagles this offseason.
- Luke Wilson (Raiders) – Formerly of the Lions. Wilson’s signed a one-year, $895,000 deal with the Raiders this offseason.
- Jordan Taylor (Vikings) – Formerly of the Broncos, Taylor signed a one-year deal with the Vikings this offseason. The specific terms of the contract beyond that are not yet known.
**All contractual information sources from OverTheCap and SpotRac**
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