Published Saturday, April 27, 2013 AT 9:59 PM / Updated at 9:59 PM
After Burkhead and Stafford, non-draftees hunt for NFL homes
Rich Kaipust Omaha World-Herald

With only I-back Rex Burkhead and safety Daimion Stafford taken in the seven-round NFL draft, a host of other former Nebraska players were left to work on free-agent hookups with teams Saturday.

Among those confirming deals to The World-Herald or announcing their agreements on Twitter were tight end Kyler Reed to Jacksonville, tight end Ben Cotton to San Diego, linebacker Will Compton to Washington and defensive end Eric Martin to New Orleans.

Former NU kicker Brett Maher hadn’t yet reached a deal with a team Saturday night, according to his agent, Rob Roche. The two-time All-Big Ten kicker attended the NFL Combine and was considered by most as the No. 3 kicker available in the draft (Caleb Sturgis of Florida and Dustin Hopkins of Florida State were both selected).

Roche last year represented Justin Tucker, the University of Texas kicker who went undrafted, signed in May with Baltimore and then had a standout rookie season as the Ravens won the Super Bowl.

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