- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 1, 2007

After choosing only five players in the weekend’s NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins didn’t waste any time adding more potential rookies to the roster. Washington signed nine undrafted free agents yesterday, including Maryland quarterback Sam Hollenbach.

The Redskins also signed kicker Tyler Fredrickson, who had training camp shots with Denver and Dallas the past two summers, to compete with holdover Shaun Suisham. Suisham also was in Cowboys’ camp in August before catching on with Washington in December.

Hollenbach, one of just four Maryland quarterbacks to pass for 5,000 yards, finished his career as the MVP of the Champs Sports Bowl. Teammate Stephon Heyer, another of yesterday’s signees, started 37 games at left offensive tackle for the Terrapins. Washington also added another area player, Virginia receiver Deyon Williams, who had 95 catches for 1,237 yards and 10 touchdowns in his career.

Top draft pick LaRon Landry’s comfort level in this weekend’s minicamp should be helped by the presence of cornerback Daniel Francis, who teamed with him in the Louisiana State secondary the past four years. A fine special teams player, Francis played in the East-West Shrine Game.

The other newest Redskins include Terry Caulley, Connecticut’s career leading rusher; Division I-AA All-American running back Marcus Mason of Youngstown State; All-Pac 10 defensive end Justin Hickman, who played last season at UCLA for former Redskins defensive assistant DeWayne Walker; Oklahoma linebacker Zach Latimer; and Boston College receiver Taylor Sele.

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