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Fourteen Former Huskies Report To NFL Training Camps

Byron Jones, Obi Melifonwu and Anthony Sherman are just a few of the UConn football alumni getting ready for the 2018 NFL season.

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NFL training camps are underway as the 32 teams prepare for the upcoming 2018 season. And with that, we find 14 former UConn Huskies football players participating in the camps.

Andrew Adams (New York Giants): Adams made the Giants practice squad as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and was signed to the 53-man roster just two games into the season. In 30 career games with the New York football Giants, he has one career interception and 58 tackles.

Alec Bloom (Arizona Cardinals): Bloom was signed by the Cardinals as undrafted free agent in late April of 2018. In his four-year career in Storrs, he had 45 receptions for 597 yards and four touchdowns.

Geremy Davis (Los Angeles Chargers): Davis was originally drafted by the New York Giants in the 2015 NFL Draft in the sixth round where he spent one season. He’s played the past two seasons with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers. Overall, he has played in 15 games and has two catches for 21 yards while mostly playing special teams with the Chargers.

Vontae Diggs (Washington Redskins): Diggs was signed by the Redskins as undrafted free agent in May of 2018. In his four-year career at UConn, Diggs had 183 tackles and one sack.

Folorunso Fatukasi (New York Jets): Fatukaski was a sixth-round pick of the Jets in the 2018 NFL Draft. He finished his four year career with the Huskies with 170 tackles and 14 sacks.

Ryan Griffin (Houston Texans): Griffin was a sixth-round pick of the Texans in the 2013 NFL Draft. In 63 career games, he has 112 receptions for 1,186 yards and seven touchdowns.

Byron Jones (Dallas Cowboys): Jones was the 27th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Cowboys. He’s started 43 of his 48 career games and has two career interceptions with one returned for a touchdown. Jones also has 162 career tackles.

Junior Joseph (Cincinnati Bengals): Joseph was signed by by the Bengals in May of 2018 as an undrafted free agent. He finished his UConn career with 306 tackles, four sacks and three fumble recoveries.

Obi Melifonwu (Oakland Raiders): Melifonwu was a second round pick of the Raiders in the 2017 NFL Draft. He missed the first half of the 2017 season with an injury. He saw action in five games and had five tackles overall before being placed on injured reserve to end his season.

Anthony Sherman (Kansas City Chiefs): Sherman was fifth-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals back in the 2011 NFL Draft. He’s spent the past five seasons with the Chiefs. Sherman has 20 career rushes for 54 yards and one touchdown. He also has 55 career receptions for 429 yards and two touchdowns.

Shamar Stephen (Seattle Seahawks): Stephen was a seventh-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2014 where he spent the past four seasons before signing with Seattle as a free agent in March. He has 41 career tackles and one sack.

Jamar Summers (Pittsburgh Steelers): Summers was signed in May of 2018 as an undrafted free agent by the Steelers. He ended up with 182 career tackles and 12 interceptions with one returned for a touchdown. His best season came in 2015, when he had eight of his 12 career interceptions.

Nick Williams (Tennessee Titans): Williams was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of UConn by the Washington Redskins in 2013. He signed as a free agent with the Titans in May. In 22 career games with the Redskins and Atlanta Falcons, he has 28 career catches for 263 yards and two touchdowns and is primarily known as a return specialist.

Blidi Wreh-Wilson (Atlanta Falcons): Wreh-Wilson was a third-round pick of the Titans in the 2013 NFL Draft. In five career seasons (three in Tennessee, two in Atlanta), he has 76 tackles and one interception.