With the NFL lockout officially over, free agency hit the ground running resulting in several former Texas Tech players getting a chance at Training Camp.
The Abilene duo of quarterback Taylor Potts and wide receiver Lyle Leong led the way in free agency signings as Potts earned a spot with the St. Louis Rams and Leong with the Dallas Cowboys. Potts finished his career in red and black as the fourth all-time leader in passing yards at 7,835 while his childhood and collegiate teammate Leong goes down as one of the most successful receivers of all-time coming in second on the list with 32 career touchdowns.
Other former Tech players receiving free agency deals: defensive lineman Colby Whitlock heads to the Denver Broncos to join former Red Raider safety Darcel McBath, receiver Detron Lewis earned a spot with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, linebacker Bront Bird signed with the San Diego Chargers (home of former offensive lineman Louis Vasquez) and rounding out the day, linebacker Brian Duncan was picked up by the Buffalo Bills.According to the NFLN, the training camp schedule for all 32 teams looks like this:Wednesday
: Broncos, Cardinals, Cowboys, Chargers, Eagles, Jaguars, Patriots, Raiders, Ravens and SeahawksThursday
: 49ers, Bengals, Buccaneers, Chiefs, Dolphins, Falcons, Lions, Redskins, Saints, and SteelersFriday
: Bears, Bills, Browns, Colts, Giants, Packers, Panthers, Rams, Titans, and Vikings Sunday
: Jets and Texans
The Dallas Cowboys will open camp in San Antonio at the Alamodome where they will stay until August 10. While in SA, the training camp schedule goes as follows:
July 27: Players report to San Antonio
July 28: Practice, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
July 29: Practice, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
July 30: Practice, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
July 31: NO PRACTICE
Aug. 1: Practice, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Aug. 2: Practice, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Aug. 3: Practice, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Aug. 4: Practice, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Aug. 5: Practice, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Aug. 6: Practice, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Aug. 7: NO PRACTICE
Aug. 8: Practice, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Aug. 9: Practice, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Then the Cowboys will return to Dallas for the preseason opener against the Broncos on Aug. 11 and remain home for practice at Cowboys Stadium starting Aug. 13. For more details, visit www.dallascowboys.com
. Dallas' regular-season opener is scheduled for Sept. 11 at the New York Jets.