Originally published April 27, 2008 at 07:40p.m., updated April 27, 2008 at 09:00p.m.

Free-agent frenzy begins


Former Kansas University and Lawrence High football standout Brandon McAnderson has agreed in principle to a free-agent deal with the NFL's St. Louis Rams.

McAnderson, a 6-foot, 235-pound fullback, was a 1,000-yard rusher for the Jayhawks, but was not picked in the seven-round NFL Draft this weekend. St. Louis showed immediate interest in signing him as a free agent once the draft concluded.

McClinton not yet signed

Former KU defensive tackle James McClinton remains unsigned and didn't expect to get a deal in place Sunday night.

"We're talking to some NFL teams," said Kevin Robinson, McClinton's agent.

Franchises might be hesitant due to some recent medical issues surrounding McClinton. The 6-foot, 290-pounder suffered a seizure in January, though he insists he's fine.

Either way, the spiritual McClinton is keeping a positive attitude.

"The Lord will lead me to the team He wants me to be at," McClinton said.

For more news on KU players and their NFL prospects, check back to throughout Sunday night.


jayhawkinATL 12 years, 8 months ago

I'm guessing McClinton's medical history scared away a lot of folks. Too bad.

DSommersby 12 years, 8 months ago

I was really hoping the hometown KC Chiefs would sign a winner like B-Mac at fullback. They have signed several deadbeats over the last few weeks who I am convinced that B-Mac would be better than. The Chiefs are probably still tripping over their first day good fortune where everything fell into place for them. I think they started getting cocky in day 2 and really reached on a lot of guys. The Charles pick was solid but after that it seemed like King Carl found his way back into the War Room. They went tight end, safety, and wideout when they should have been bolstering their abysmal offensive line. They will regret passing on Anthony Collins and some other good O-linemen. Hope things work out for B-Mac as he is a solid team player and winning football guy. He can help the Rams in several places as a great utility man.

jhawk4life1976 12 years, 8 months ago

I'm sure McClinton will have a deal by the end of the night too.

OklahomaJayhawk5 12 years, 8 months ago

Good call DSommersby. Draft picks like James Kilian never panned out. I think the management doesnt know a whole lot about the picks taken in the late rounds.

sevenyearhawk 12 years, 8 months ago

Best of luck to Brandon in St. Louis ...Give 'em hell, B-Mac!

DSommersby 12 years, 8 months ago

How impressive was James McClinton this past season? He was so quick off the snap and seemed to live in the opponents backfield in many games. NFL teams need to call veteran coach Bill Young and ask them about this guy. He can create havoc and deserves a chance somewhere.

HawkFanEddie 12 years, 8 months ago

1) That was the dumbest thing ever on the Chiefs...It's like saying the Royals better draft all KU players too. Don't try to select the best available players. Just draft the guys with KU connections. If they don't, then I won't be a fan.I love KU too but grow up man. 2) Congrats to all of the guys drafted and for B-Mac signing with the Rams. This is great for KU! This should be pretty impressive for any recruit. It will be great to watch these guys on Sundays in the future.3) Any news on Tucker and McClinton signing with anyone???

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