As the NFL season crams months of off-season activity in to about a week, things will change quickly for a number of Penn State Nittany Lions. One former linebacker could be heading to Philadelphia.
“I wish I was under contract right now, to be honest with you,” Paul Posluszny said Monday after the NFL players and owners agreed to end the nearly five-month labor strife. Posluszny is a former standout linebacker at Penn State who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills. If he cannot reach an agreement to stay with the team, he will be a valuable asset on the free agent market. “I wish something was solidified. But it will be an interesting time to be a free agent.”
Matthew Elder, Director of Scouting for BuffaloBillsDraft.com told joltleft.com Monday night that there was a real possibility Posluszny would test the market because it was going to be unlikely the Bills could sign the former Penn State linebacker to the same kind of money he might be able to receive from potential suitors in the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.
“I’ve said all along that I would like to be back with them. So that’s a top priority,” Posluszny told The Associated Press by phone Monday. “I’m definitely going to have to be responsible and hear what other teams have to say and go that route.”
While Posluszny’s future could be determined as early as Tuesday, other former Nittany Lions have been busy picking up new homes. The first order of business for the NFL is signing players from the batch of un-drafted free agents from this year’s NFL Draft pool. Penn State linebacker Chris Colasanti has been picked up by the Indianapolis Colts, where he will get to stay in blue and white. Receiver Brett Brackett has been signed by the Miami Dolphins to play tight end. The Dolphins also signed former quarterback Pat Devlin, who transferred to Delaware in 2009.
Other former Nittany Lions will be looking for new homes as well, including former quarterback Michael Robinson. Robinson has been converted to running back in the league and most recently played for the Seattle Seahawks. It remains to be seen how much interest is out there for Robinson, and the Seahawks opted not to re-sign the veteran running back in the off-season and are looking to rebuild their team following the lockout. Robinson was Seattle’s only fullback on the roster.
Source: NEPatriotsDraft.com, BuffaloBillsDraft.com, BuffaloNews.com, Washington Post
Edited: July 26, 2011, 10:47 a.m. EST
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