Four Bulldogs sign NFL free agent contracts

By: Staff Reports
By: Staff Reports

ATHENS, Ga. --- After NFL teams drafted six Bulldogs over the weekend, four more former Georgia football players have signed NFL free agent contracts since the league¹s draft wrapped up on Sunday.

Three out of the four Bulldogs signed with teams from the AFC. Fullback Brannan Southerland of Dacula signed a contract with the New York Jets, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe of Hamlet, N.C., signed with the Baltimore Ravens and wide receiver Demiko Goodman of Newnan inked a deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

For the NFC, wide receiver Kenneth Harris of Cherryville, N.C., signed a contract with the New Orleans Saints.

The Detroit Lions selected quarterback Matthew Stafford of Dallas as the first overall pick in the 2009 draft on Saturday and five more Bulldogs followed. Running back Knowshon Moreno of Belford, N.J., (1st round ­ 12th ­ Denver Broncos), wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi of Charlotte, N.C., (2nd round ­ 50th ­ Cleveland Browns), defensive back Asher Allen of Tucker (3rd round ­ 86th ­ Minnesota Vikings), defensive tackle Corvey Irvin of Augusta (3rd round ­ 93rd ­ Carolina Panthers) and defensive end Jarius Wynn of Lincolnton (6th round ­ 182nd ­ Green Bay Packers) were the other five Georgia players selected.

The six Bulldogs chosen this year brings the total number of former Georgia players selected in the past eight NFL drafts to 46. The five players taken in the first three rounds ties the record set by the draft classes of 2005, 2003 and 2001.

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