Colorado kids fight for their shot at the NFL

Former CU offensive lineman Daniel Munyer has signed as an undrafted free-agent with the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday according to Kyle Ringo after being invited to attend rookie minicamp and impressing enough to earn a spot on the team. Munyer started all four years with the Buffs and was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention twice. Munyer played both guard and center in college but is listed as a center on the Chiefs website.

Another CU grad, Greg Henderson was picked up immediately following the draft by the New York Jets but has since been released, and is yet to be signed with another team. Hopefuls Darragh O’Neill, Will Oliver and Tyler McCulloch have all worked out for teams but are still unsigned. Oliver and McCulloch both worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former CU head coach Jon Embree, who is currently the tight ends coach there.

Former CSU quarterback Garret Grayson has impressed in the Saints offseason workouts. Drew Brees has liked working with him on and off the field, saying that Grayson fits in well in the quarterback room. Brees knows he is looking over his shoulder at his replacement but isn’t letting that faze him as he helps Grayson navigate the ways of  the NFL.

Offensive lineman Ty Sambrailo has found a home with the Broncos and will compete for the starting spot with last years third round pick Michael Schofield.

Other CSU players looking to get picked up include cornerback Bernard Blake who was one of 17 undrafted free-agents signed by the Green Bay Packers. Running back Dee Hart, linebacker Aaron Davis and receiver Charles Lovett all had tryouts with teams but none appears on an NFL roster currently.

For CSU-Pueblo, two names seemed destined to latch on somewhere but neither quarterback Chris Bonner nor defensive lineman Josh Bredl has found an NFL home. Bonner was one of four quarterbacks brought in by the Kansas City Chiefs to work out at their rookie minicamp, but was unable to impress and wasn’t signed to the roster moving forward. None of the four quarterbacks, including Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace were given a contract.

Bredl received looks from both The Green Bay Packers and the Denver Broncos, but after workouts with both teams he remains unsigned.


Scott Annis, a Mile High Sports intern and student at Colorado Media School, contributed to this report


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