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Five Colorado Buffaloes sign UDFA deals with NFL teams

Phillip Lindsay stays home with the Denver Broncos

A snub for Feburary’s NFL Combine, Lindsay turned the negative into a positive by winning over Broncos GM John Elway and Co. by running one of the fastest 40-yard dash times among this year’s running back class. The Colorado native from Denver South HS will bring an incredible work ethic to Denver’s backfield to compete at any position. Don’t be surprised if he ends up being a special teams player on the roster.

Afolabi Laguda heading west to join the Los Angeles Rams

Having never missed a game during his time at CU (38 games, 26 starts), Laguda becomes the latest player from the Money Gang to join an NFL team. He recorded a total of 171 tackles, 11 pass deflections, 4 forced fumbles and two interceptions over three seasons with the Buffs. Laguda joins one of the best rebuilt secondaries in the league with recently acquired All-Pro corners Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters along with Lamarcus Joyner and John Johnson III. Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is a master of perfecting defensive schemes in his 39-years of coaching, and has mentored some of the best safeties in the game’s history. He’ll be a great resource for Laguda’s growth at the next level.

Shay Fields goes to the nation’s capitol with the Washington Redskins

The receiving threat known as “Big Play Shay” etched his name in CU’s record book by finishing third in both receptions (190) and receiving touchdowns (21). He averaged 35.2 yards per touchdown scored with 11 receptions of 50 + yards. Fields joins his predecessor and former CU wide receiver Paul Richardson, who signed a five-year, $40 million deal with the Redskins last month. He’ll be another deep threat receiver for quarterback Alex Smith and the new look Washington offense.

Jeromy Irwin traveling to the deep south with the New Orleans Saints

Devin Ross sees potential in Nashville with the Tennessee Titans

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