Four Florida Gators sign undrafted free agent deals, others receive NFL tryouts

By Adam Silverstein
May 7, 2015

Former Florida Gators wide receiver Quinton Dunbar, tight end Clay Burton and defensive tackles Darious Cummings and Leon Orr signed three-year, $1.575 million undrafted free agent contracts with teams following the 2015 NFL Draft.

Dunbar was signed by Washington and Burton was picked up by the Buffalo Bills, while Cummings was grabbed by the Carolina Panthers and Orr moved out to the west coast with the Oakland Raiders.

Washington took a while to announce Dunbar, despite the wideout noting immediately after the draft that he was joining the team. The team made his signing official on Monday, May 11, four days after announcing its other 11 undrafted free agent signees.

Dunbar is on the Washington roster with TE Jordan Reed and running back Matt Jones, who was drafted by the team on day three. The team waived offensive tackle Xavier Nixon on Friday.

Burton joins a pair of former Florida wideouts in Percy Harvin and Deonte Thompson on the Bills’s roster. Being in Buffalo, he is just a short one-hour flight away from his brother, TE Trey Burton, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles last year.

Cummings is on his own with the Panthers, while Orr links up in Oakland with linebacker Neiron Ball and WR Andre Debose, each of whom was selected by the Raiders in this year’s draft.

A couple Gators that have yet to sign undrafted free agent contracts have been given tryouts, has learned. Punter Kyle Christy earned a minicamp opportunity with the Minnesota Vikings, long snapper Drew Ferris will give it a go with the New York Jets and RB Mack Brown was invited to join the Houston Texans.

Fullback Hunter Joyer was a candidate to be selected or picked up as a priority free agent before tearing his ACL during training leading up to the draft. It does not appear as if FB Gideon Ajagbe, kicker Frankie Velez or OL Tyler Moore have been given an opportunity at the next level, as of press time.


  1. Jon says:

    Tyler Moore has been a huge disappointment since transferring here. He leaves early and gets nothing at a time where we need O-Line bodies in the worst way!

  2. Timmy T says:

    Rethinking that decision about now, Tyler? Seemed like a no brainer to me, but what do I know? Sure could have used ya this coming season. Best of luck to ya.

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