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Redskins Bring In Nine Undrafted Rookies

The Redskins agreed to terms on contracts with nine undrafted rookie free agents on Monday, plus signed free agent kicker Tyler Fredrickson.

Fredrickson, 6-3 and 220 pounds, is expected to compete with Shaun Suisham for the Redskins' place kicking job.

Fredrickson spent the 2006 training camp with Dallas. He has previously had NFL stints with Denver and Seattle. He first entered the NFL in 2004 with the Seahawks and played his college ball at California.

The Redskins' nine undrafted rookie free agents are as follows:

Name Position College
Terry Caulley RB Connecticut
Daniel Francis CB LSU
Stephon Heyer OL Maryland
Justin Hickman DE UCLA
Sam Hollenbach QB Maryland
Zach Latimer LB Oklahoma
Marcus Mason RB Youngstown State
Taylor Sele WR Boston College
Deyon Williams WR Virginia

Three of the undrafted rookies participated in the Redskins' local college workout on April 6: Hollenbach, Mason and Williams.

The Redskins will host a Rookie Camp this weekend, May 4-6, in which upwards of 60 undrafted prospects will try out for the team.

"We tell the agents that if [the tryout players] are better than the free agents that we signed, then we will replace them," vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato said.

Caulley leaves UConn as the holder of nearly every major rushing record in school history. He started 31 of 36 games and rushed for 3,187 yards on 570 attempts (5.6 average) and 31 touchdowns. Caulley had 13 career 100-yard rushing games.

Francis played in the same defensive backfield at LSU as Redskins first-round draft selection LaRon Landry. He appeared in 48 games over his four-year career at LSU and totaled 76 tackles (39 solo), six tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks. Francis was also a special teams standout on kickoff and punt coverage. He was selected to play in the 2007 East-West Shrine game.

Heyer played his college ball at Maryland. He overcame a torn ACL at the start of the 2005 season to earn honorable mention All-ACC honors as a senior. He started 37 games at left offensive tackle for the Terps.

Hickman earned first team All PAC-10 honors as a senior after totaling 42 tackles (30 solo), two forced fumbles, 19 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks in 13 games. Prior to joining UCLA in 2004, Hickman played for Glandale Community College in Glendale, Ariz. Hickman appeared in 35 games with 97 tackles (60 solo), 19.5 sacks and 31 tackles for loss while at UCLA.

Hollenbach finished his career as only the fourth Terrapin to throw for more than 5,000 yards in his career. During his time at Maryland he played in 28 games, starting 24, and throwing for 5,139 yards, 28 touchdowns and 26 interceptions. He finished his career on a high-note being named MVP of the 2006 Champs Sports Bowl.

Latimer earned All-Big 12 honorable mention honors for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Over the course of his career he has appeared in 41 games with 26 starts, and totaled 180 tackles (104 solo), 19 tackles for loss, seven sacks, two forced fumbles and three interceptions.

Mason was named Division 1-AA first-team All-America by the Associated Press as a senior thanks in large part to rushing for a school record 1,847 yards and 23 touchdowns. Prior to transferring to Youngstown St. he played at the University of Illinois. During his two seasons as a Penguin, he rushed for 2,739 yards and 31 touchdowns and was named 2006 Gateway Offensive Player of the Year.

Sele played wide receiver and was a valuable member of the special teams coverage units at Boston College. He finished his career at Boston College catching 27 balls for 296 yards for an average of 10.9 yards per catch.

Williams appeared in 38 games while at Virginia totaling 95 catches for 1,237 yards and 10 touchdowns. He is the 26th player in school history to go over the 1,000 yard mark at Virginia. As a junior in 2005 he earned honorable mention All-ACC honors.

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