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Six UConn Players Agree to NFL Deals

April 30, 2017

STORRS, Conn. – Six UConn players agreed to deals with NFL clubs this weekend after the conclusion of the 2017 NFL Draft.

John Green, Andreas Knappe, Bobby Puyol and Noel Thomas all agreed to free agent deals. Mikal Myers and Jhavon Williams accepted invitations to join mini camps.

John Green (Miami, Fla.) signed with the Tennessee Titans after recording a career-high 29 tackles in 11 games this year. Green set a career-high with seven tackles on October 8 against Cincinnati. Green initially started his career as a wide receiver but shifted the defensive side of the ball as a defensive back in 2014.

Offensive lineman Andreas Knappe (Silkeborg, Denmark) signed his free agent deal with the Atlanta Falcons. The 6’8” Knappe started all 12 games at right tackles this season for the Huskies, helping the team rush for 100 yards or more on six occasions.


 

 

Kicker Bobby Puyol (North Palm Beach, Fla.) agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens this weekend. Puyol was the primary field goal kicker for the Huskies from 2014-2016, making 38-48 field goals and 50-56 on PATs. In 2015, Puyol was one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award.

Wide Receiver Noel Thomas (Norwalk, Conn.) signed a free agent deal with the Detroit Lions. Thomas comes off a superb senior season, in which, he made 100 receptions for 1179 yards and hauled in three touchdowns. The 100 receptions set a single-season record at UConn, while his 1179 yards receiving ranked second in single-season history. Thomas ranked fifth in the country with 8.3 receptions per game in 2016.

Defensive Tackle Mikal Myers (Newburgh, N.Y.) accepted an invite to join the Baltimore Ravens at mini camp. Myers finished his UConn career 112 total tackles, three sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss. In 2016, Myers recorded career-highs in tackles (51), forced fumbles (2) and tackles for loss (2.5).

Cornerback Jhavon Williams (Delray Beach, Fla.)  accepted a mini camp invitation from the New Orleans Saints. Williams wrapped up his Husky career playing in 47 games, logging 174 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 5 career interceptions.

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