Notre Dame UFA update: Tommy Rees signs with Washington

Notre Dame UFA update: Tommy Rees signs with Washington
May 10, 2014, 7:15 pm
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Tommy Rees will try to continue his football career in the nation's capital.

The former Notre Dame quarterback tweeted Saturday he'd signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent, where he'll try to crack a depth chart featuring three players with NFL starting experience: Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy.

Rees has said all along he'd try to pursue a playing career. While he's a brilliant quarterback, he's lacking in arm strength and mobility and that could make his road to a roster spot in the NFL difficult.

He's admitted, though, that coaching is likely in his future -- and Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said after the Pinstripe Bowl he'd like to have him back.

"He'll keep trying to play the game as long as he can," Kelly said. "But I told him he's got a bright future as a graduate assistant for Brian Kelly anytime."

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Elsewhere in Notre Dame undrafted free agent news:

-- Linebacker Dan Fox signed with the New York Giants, where he'll join former teammate and sixth-round draft pick Bennett Jackson in battling for a roster spot.

-- Linebacker Carlo Calabrese tweeted he's signed with Cleveland.

-- Defensive tackle Kona Schwenke signed with the Chiefs.

-- Running back George Atkinson III, who left Notre Dame a year early for the NFL, signed with his father's former team, the Oakland Raiders.

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