Clemson Tigers News: Free agents sign contracts, transfers find new homes

Three undrafted Clemson Football players will have a chance to catch on with an NFL franchise and two transfers find their next schools.
Former Clemson offensive lineman Will Putnam in an offensive line drill during 2024 Clemson Pro Day
Former Clemson offensive lineman Will Putnam in an offensive line drill during 2024 Clemson Pro Day / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK

Clemson Football players sign undrafted free-agent contracts

Clemson Football was fortunate to finish the 2024 NFL Draft with six players selected over the three days of the event.

They aren’t the only ones who will get an opportunity in the pros.

Three players have either signed free-agent contracts or will have an opportunity to try out for a team.

Will Putnam has signed with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Jalyn Phillips has signed with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Sheridan Jones has been invited to the Buffalo Bills rookie camp.

UDFA usually face difficult odds to make the regular season roster, but teams have expanded resources to keep players who impress in training camp on practice squads. If they can catch on that way, they have a better chance to continue their careers next season with a regular roster spot.

Clemson transfers find new schools

We learned about the transfer destinations for a couple of athletes who elected to leave Clemson programs.

Jack Clark will be transferring to VCU. The Rams are a solid program and Clark will be an important player for them.

Zach Owens has announced that he will be transferring to the Colorado Buffaloes. Coach Prime’s program struggled on the offensive line last season, so Owens may have some immediate opportunities in Boulder.

Other news and notes from around Clemson Athletics

Clemson Softball wrapped up their regular season with a 2-1 series win at Louisville. The Tigers lost on Saturday but found their rhythm on Sunday and closed out the series with an 11-5 victory.

This concluded the regular season for the Tigers, who will be off this coming weekend while the balance of the ACC finishes their schedules. Up next is the ACC Tournament which will be held May 8-11 in Durham, North Carolina.

Similarly, Clemson Baseball earned a 2-1 series win at Louisville this weekend. The Tigers dropped Game 2 but charged back to win Game 3 by a score of 17-7. There is no mid-week game for the Tigers before they host Georgia Tech this coming weekend.