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Three Former Wolverines Sign NFL Free Agent Contracts
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July 27, 2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Three members of the 2010 University of Michigan football program signed free agent contracts with NFL teams Wednesday (July 27). Offensive lineman Perry Dorrestein (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield Central HS) signed with the New York Jets, cornerback James Rogers (Madison Heights, Mich./Lamphere HS) signed with the Denver Broncos, and tight end Martell Webb (Pontiac, Mich./Pontiac Northern HS) signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Dorrestein, Rogers and Webb join 2011 NFL Draft selections Jonas Mouton (Los Angeles, Calif/Venice) and Stephen Schilling (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) from last season's squad heading to NFL teams. Mouton was a second round selection by the San Diego Chargers, and Schilling went in the sixth round to the San Diego Chargers.

Dorrestein joins former Wolverines running back Carlos Brown, wide receiver Braylon Edwards and linebacker David Harris with the Jets. Dorrestein started 22 of 31 career games at tackle, including 10 starts in 2010.

Rogers joins former U-M running back Brandon Minor for training camp with the Broncos. Rogers, a four-year letterman at Michigan, played in 46 career games, opening 13 at cornerback and two at wide receiver. As a senior in 2010, Rogers started 13 games and had 40 tackles (two for loss). He added three pass breakups and tied for the team lead with three interceptions.

Webb joins four former Wolverines in Philadelphia: safeties Jamar Adams and Marlin Jackson, wide receiver Jason Avant and defensive end Brandon Graham. Webb caught nine passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns in 38 career games at U-M.

Media Contact: Justin Dickens (734) 763-4423


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