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    Rather than a new thread on every announcement of an undrafted free agent being signed, let's keep them consolidated to this one thread.

    If you are looking for a place to find those signings as they happen (i.e., the quickest yet also most reliable), from my experience the best source on the internet over the years is NEPatriotsDraft.com - not just for Pats UDFA signings, but for all NFL UDFA signings. He already has a column that will be constantly updated, 2012 NFL Undrafted Free Agents. You can also follow them on Twitter @NEPatriotsDraft.

    If you sort by position on the CBS Sports Draft Tracker you can get an idea of what top prospects are available as undrafted free agents.
     
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    Pats sign OL Jeremiah Warren, South Florida

    As UDFA, per Curran.
     
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    Re: Pats sign OL Jeremiah Warren, South Florida

    My wish in a previous post was for a minimum of 5 UDFA OL's ... if we get 5 Dante will make one a player.

    He is a mauler, a wrestler and a track shot put ... uses his upper body too much ... Dante will work him.
     
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    Re: Pats sign OL Jeremiah Warren, South Florida

    That didn't take long.
     
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    pro day phenom Cody Pearcy signs with Falcons
    Kellen Moore - Lions
    Favourite in these parts Dale Moss - Packers.
     
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    Patriots sign Jeremiah Warren, OL, South Florida
     
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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! :mad:
     
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    Patriots signed OT Marcus Zusevics, from Iowa.
     
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    I see that someone else beat me to the mention of Forston. Super excited about that! He has some real explosive qualities to his game.
     
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    Another Hawkeye, TE Brad Herman signed.
     
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    Marcus Forston = Myron Pryor 2.0
     
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    2012 NFL Draft quick report: Marcus Forston, Miami

    by Dan Kadar on Mar 23, 2012 7:30 PM EDT in 2012 NFL Draft

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    This year I wrote the player rankings and evaluations for the USA Today 2012 NFL Draft magazine. It's on newsstands now and available online here. Leading up to the draft, I'll be reprinting some of my quick reports here.

    Marcus Forston, Miami
    Height: 6'3, Weight: 300 pounds

    Strengths: When healthy, especially in 2010, Forston flashed the athleticism and strength to dominate at the line of scrimmage. Has a strong lower half to anchor in the middle. Has a frame that can carry much more strength. Could be a solid nose tackle candidate.

    Weaknesses: Often got HIGH at the snap and loses leverage. Lack of experience shows in his inability to use his hands properly to keep himself clean. Missed the majority of two seasons (2009 and 2011) with injury.



    Often got high at the LOS?!!! Great another bad seed with drug problems!!! Come on BB!!!!......Only kidding.....If he can stay healthy could be a great player....alot of natural athleticism....watched him a fair amount down here in FL this year......
     
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    ProFootballWeekly.com - Draft Prospect - Markus Zusevics

    Summary: An underpowered and self-made overachiever who has to prove he can anchor vs. NFL strength. Offers versatility to develop into a valuable swing man, although he has the makeup to work his way into a starting role in a zone-blocking scheme down the road.
     
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    UDFA's How does this work?

    So all teams can go out and "SIGN" some players.
    How many and for how long?

    These kids want to look up with any team so If team "A" signs them what time frame are we speaking about.
    Suppose team "B" wants to sign this player, can team "A" just hold on to them
    so they don't get him.
    thanks
     
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    Re: UDFA's How does this work?

    They are all FAs. It works just like veteran Free Agency, with the exception that they almost exclusively get the same contract, 1 year at the minimum.
     
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    Re: UDFA's How does this work?

    As far as I know, they're just like regular free agents. If a UDFA signs with a team, no one else can claim him.
     
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    Re: UDFA's How does this work?

    90 man roster limits now....
     
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    Re: UDFA's How does this work?

    Just like veteran free agents, they are free to work out a deal with any of the 32 NFL teams. The contract would be for whatever the two sides agree to, with a rookie minimum wage per the CBA. Beyond that the length, signing bonus, workout bonus, contract amount and parameters are whatever the two sides agree to.

    Once they are signed they are signed, just like a veteran player; I've never heard of any contract being for less than one year. And just like any veteran they can be released at any time.

    I'm not sure what you are getting at in terms of a team 'holding on' to a player so another team can't get him. They're not part of the team until they sign a contract, and there's no 'reserving' a player so others can't sign him the way there is with a drafted player.
     
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