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http://www.redskins.com/news/newsDetail.jsp?id=16918

The Redskins have agreed to terms with eight undrafted rookie free agents, the team announced on Monday.

Among the players on the list is another University of Miami Hurricane: tight end Buck Ortega. He joins second-round draft pick Roger "Rocky" McIntosh, running back Clinton Portis, wide receiver Santana Moss and safety Sean Taylor as Hurricanes on the Redskins' roster.

Also on the list is former Maryland Terrapin wide receiver Derrick Fenner, who grew up in Hampton, Va. Fenner was among the attendees at the Redskins' local college workout on April 7.

Manaia Brown, DL, Utah

A 6-3, 310-pound defensive tackle, Brown was a two-year starter for the Cougars. Last season, he recorded 31 tackles, with three for a loss, and 1.5 sacks. He is regarded as a strong,

wide-bodied run-stuffer.

Derrick Fenner, WR, Maryland

Fenner, who grew up in Hampton, Va., is a 6-0, 193-pound wide receiver who was a two-year starter for the Terrapins. He had 34 catches for 417 yards and two touchdowns last season. He was born on Dec. 25, 1982.

Jasper Harvey, OL, San Diego State

Harvey is a 6-3, 300-pound lineman who played center for the Aztecs last season. He started every game for San Diego State after sitting out his junior year due to a suspension. He hails from New Orleans.

Spencer Havner, LB, UCLA

Havner, 6-3 and 239 pounds, started 13 games for the Bruins last year and finished with 99 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions. He was a semifinalist for the Lombardi and Butkus Awards. Shoulder and knee injuries in 2004 may have played a part in him not getting drafted. Havner played outside linebacker in college, but some scouts have projected him as an inside linebacker in the pros.

Chris Hawkins, CB, Marshall

Hawkins transferred to Marshall from North Carolina. The 5-10, 183-pounder started every game last season and recorded 28 tackles (16 solo), five tackles for a loss, seven passes defended and one forced fumble. He also has experience as a kick return specialist.

David Lonie, P, California

Lonie is a 6-6, 220-pound punter who hails from Australia. He turns 27 years old on May 6. In 1996, Lonie competed in the Pan Pacific Games as a decathlete and pole vaulter, representing Australia. Last season for the Golden Bears, Lonie logged 61 punts for a 41.9-yard average.

Chijioke Onyenegecha, CB, Oklahoma

Onyenegecha, 6-1 and 215 pounds, became a full-time starter last year for the Sooners. He had 31 tackles (18 solo) last season, broke up seven passes and had one interception that he returned 63 yards for a touchdown. He was a second-team All-Big 12 selection.

Buck Ortega, TE, Miami

Add another Miami Hurricane to the mix. Ortega is 6-4 and 227 pounds. Last season, he caught seven passes for 112 yards, with a long of 43, and played a key role on special teams. Ortega attended Gulliver Prep, the same high school as Redskins safety Sean Taylor.

The Redskins expect to invite more than 70 prospects to the team's Rookie Camp on May 5-7 at Redskins Park. (Note: the Rookie Camp is closed to the public.) These players will participate in the camp on a tryout basis only.

It's possible that more undrafted rookies will be signed to the roster before and after the camp.

See there 2 CB's for those who wanted us to draft one. I think we're fine with what we go already. A little depth couldn't hurt though. Hurt looks like a special teams player while chijiokie could maybe go for a spot on the practice squad.

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David Lonie, P, California

Lonie is a 6-6, 220-pound punter who hails from Australia. He turns 27 years old on May 6. In 1996, Lonie competed in the Pan Pacific Games as a decathlete and pole vaulter, representing Australia. Last season for the Golden Bears, Lonie logged 61 punts for a 41.9-yard average.[/i]

Horrayy, someone to push Frost :applause:

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The one I'm excited about is Spencer Havner. I was thinking as the draft went on and the lack of seeing Spencer Havner's name on the webpage, that someone was going to pick him (and especially hoping it would be us). But no, no one did.

Now we signed him, and I feel completely fine about the weakside linebacker position. Everyone that could win the starting spot (Clemons/McCune/Mcintosh/Havner) I'd be happy with. :)

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G'day Mate...Lonie is 6-6 220 punter ..Hope his punts are as big as he is relatively speaking. A lot of new names on there, and some missing from what's already been posted.

http://www.draftdaddy.com/features/2006_NFC_UDFA.cfm

QB Matt Bohnet, Eastern Michigan

QB Joel Klatt, Colorado (tryout)

RB Cornell Brockington, UConn

LB Kellen Pruitt, Syracuse

And Chris Tucker SC, Ray Henderson BC

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A lot of new names on there, and some missing from what's already been posted.

You have to remember that the team is inviting more than 70 rookies to the Rookie Camp this weekend. The Redskins.com article states that these players are in camp on a tryout basis only, meaning that they have not signed with the team.

So a lot of the names you're seeing reported on other web sites as signing with the Redskins are not accurate. The players (if the names reported are true) are merely coming in for a tryout. That's not to say the Redskins won't sign them, before or after the camp. It just means that there is some inaccurate information floating around out there. :)

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You have to remember that the team is inviting more than 70 rookies to the Rookie Camp this weekend. The Redskins.com article states that these players are in camp on a tryout basis only, meaning that they have not signed with the team.

So a lot of the names you're seeing reported on other web sites are not accurate. The players are merely coming in for a tryout. That's not to say the Redskins won't sign them, before or after the camp. It just means that there is some inaccurate information floating around out there. :)

Oh yeah, I know you guys have the straight skinny.. Thanks for keeping us up to date BTW...It's just interesting to me to see all those names floating around. I like to keep track :)

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David Lonie, P, California

Lonie is a 6-6, 220-pound punter who hails from Australia. He turns 27 years old on May 6. In 1996, Lonie competed in the Pan Pacific Games as a decathlete and pole vaulter, representing Australia. Last season for the Golden Bears, Lonie logged 61 punts for a 41.9-yard average.

Holy cripes this guy is going to ruby some return specialist right into the benches! :D

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David Lonie, P, California

Lonie is a 6-6, 220-pound punter who hails from Australia. He turns 27 years old on May 6. In 1996, Lonie competed in the Pan Pacific Games as a decathlete and pole vaulter, representing Australia. Last season for the Golden Bears, Lonie logged 61 punts for a 41.9-yard average.

My favorate pick up of the bunch. I think we are going to be a good team this year. very good.

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I had season tickets to California football last year, and I can tell you that the punter, Lonie, is the real deal. He's such a raw talent with a ton of strength. I really hope he replaces Frost. Hell, I hope he replaces Hall, too.

Also....

Punter | Senior | California David Lonie

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 220 | 40-Time: 4.70

Official Bio

Strengths:

Has excellent size...Leg strength is above average...Relatively accruate with good directional skills...Tough and will contribute as a tackler...Still has some upside.

Weaknesses:

Older than normal prospects and will be a 27-year-old rookie...Does not help out much as a kick-off guy...JUCO transfer who only has two years of DI experience.

Notes:

A native of Australia...Competed in the Pan Pacific Games in Perth, Australia, in 1996 as a decathlete and pole vaulter, representing both his state and country.

What else can you tell us about this punter?

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looks like John Hall truley is 100%
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Until he kicks off in a game time scenario and the ball falls weightlessly, like an autumn leaf to the ten yard line and it gets returned to the 35. Then i guarentee his hammy problems mysteriously come back and we have to go out and find another kicker worth keeping, taking up another roster spot again, only for this guy to be cut when Ms. Hall comes back from injury again. Let me be the first to call it, John Hall on our injury list yet again this year. Sorry to be such a super hater on this guy, but he's an over paid bum. Worst part of the team IMO. :rant:

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i think we should convert Chijioke Onyenegecha in to a Safety, he has the size and good speed

Height: 6-1 3/8 | Weight: 215 | 40-Time: 4.52

the one we drafted in round 6 is real slow, he is almost as fast as the DT we drafted

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Chijioke Onyenegecha, CB, Oklahoma

Onyenegecha, 6-1 and 215 pounds, became a full-time starter last year for the Sooners. He had 31 tackles (18 solo) last season, broke up seven passes and had one interception that he returned 63 yards for a touchdown. He was a second-team All-Big 12 selection.

Love the name. try sayin that 10 times real fast.

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i think we should convert Chijioke Onyenegecha in to a Safety, he has the size and good speed

Height: 6-1 3/8 | Weight: 215 | 40-Time: 4.52

the one we drafted in round 6 is real slow, he is almost as fast as the DT we drafted

exactly what I was thinking...

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