Monday, April 27, 2009

Two Duke players sign FA deals

Two Duke players landed free-agent contracts with NFL teams today.

Receiver Eron Riley signed with Baltimore and tackle Cameron Goldberg signed with Kansas City. Despite big numbers in his workouts and on the field, Riley was basically ignored during the draft process — left out of all-star games and the combine. Thirty-three receivers were taken during the draft, including four from the ACC.

Goldberg, like Riley, was a three-year starter. Both have a free-agent inspiration in former teammate Patrick Bailey, the linebacker who signed last April with Pittsburgh and ended up winning the Super Bowl.

-- J.P. Giglio