U-M players keeping their NFL dreams alive after signing UDFA deals

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Despite not being taken in the 2016 NFL Draft, five U-M players have signed with NFL teams as undrafted free agents. Here’s a list of Wolverines that were signed and where they stand heading into mini-camp.

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1. Joe Kerridge, FB, Washington Redskins

The fullback position has become a dying breed in today’s NFL, but former Wolverine captain Joe Kerridge is joining one of the few teams that still utilizes the position.

Kerridge played in 48 games during his career in Ann Arbor, racking up over 250 total yards and a touchdown. He also had a knack of making big plays on special teams, which just might help him make the Redskins final 53-man roster.

Washington has had Darrel Young, the former Villanova standout, as their primary fullback the last two season. However, Young is now a UFA and has yet to re-sign with the Redskins. This fact alone gives Kerridge a good shot at making the team.

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