Five Cavaliers Sign Undrafted NFL Free Agent Contracts
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three Virginia Cavaliers signed free agent contracts with NFL teams on Tuesday, the first day undrafted free agents were able to do so after the end of the lockout. Danny Aiken (Buffalo Bills), Dontrelle Inman (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Zane Parr (Houston Texans) all signed free agent contracts. Keith Payne (New York Giants) became the fourth former Cavalier to sign a free agent contract when he inked his deal on Thursday morning. Marc Verica (Washington Redskins) became the fifth to sign a free agent contract when he signed on Saturday morning.
Aiken appeared in all 12 games in 2010 on special teams and was one of two Cavaliers invited to participate in the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl, joining Ras-I Dowling. Aiken concluded his UVa career appearing in 49 games as the Cavaliers’ long snapper.
Inman started 11-of-12 games in 2010 and led UVa with 815 receiving yards. His 239 receiving yards at Duke last season rank No. 2 all-time at UVa in a game and No. 13 in ACC history.
Parr appeared in all 12 games, starting 11 for the Cavaliers in 2010. He had 48 tackles, including a season-high nine at Duke and Georgia Tech. Parr helped top No. 22 Miami with six tackles and added 2.0 sacks on the season.
Payne appeared in 11 of Virginia’s 12 games in 2010. He finished his career with 1,004 career rushing yards, becoming the 39th player in program history to eclipse the mark. He was an All-ACC second team honoree, leading the league in scoring at 8.7 points per game with a league-best 16 TDs (14 rushing, two receiving). His 14 rushing TDs are No. 3 all-time in the UVa annals and scond-most since the end of WWII.
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