Kansas State All-Big 12 defensive tackle Will Geary confirmed to The Topeka Capital-Journal by text Tuesday that he has been invited to participate in the Philadelphia Eagles’ rookie mini-camp, which is scheduled for May 10-12.
Geary, a former Topeka High All-Stater in football and a two-time Class 6A state wrestling champion, was a three-time All-Big 12 selection and earned first-team All-America honors from Pro Football Focus as a senior. He was on the Outland Trophy and Bronko Nagurski watch lists for the 2017 season.
Geary, who stands 6 feet tall, 306 pounds, made 43 career starts for Kansas State and finished 12th in Wildcat history for career tackles (164) and fourth in career tackles for loss (25) by an interior lineman.
As a senior, Geary registered 44 tackles with 9.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.
The Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday announced that former K-State place kicker Matthew McCrane has agreed to terms as an undrafted free agent.
McCrane, of Brownwood, Texas, was a three-time All-Big 12 kicker and the first Wildcat place kicker to enter the NFL since Joe Rheem went to training camp with the Buffalo Bills in 2005. He left K-State as the program’s all-time leader in career field goals after passing Martin Gramatica and set the school mark for career field goal percentage with 86.4, the sixth best mark in NCAA history at the time of his departure.
KU TIGHT END SIGNS
Kansas tight end Ben Johnson signed an unsigned free agent deal with the San Diego Chargers and will attend rookie mini-camp next week. The Chargers will be looking for depth at tight end behind starter Hunter Henry after it was announced that All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates would be leaving the team and retiring after 15 years.