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No players selected in 2016 NFL Supplemental Draft


As expected, none of the six players available in Thursday's NFL Supplemental Draft were selected.

This is the third time in the past four years that no player was selected in the supplemental draft. Last year, the Rams gave up a fifth-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft to pick offensive tackle Isaiah Battle of Clemson. Two months later, the Rams cut Battle but signed him to their practice squad just before the start of the season. Teams that select a player in the supplemental draft lose a draft choice in the corresponding round of the next year's NFL draft.

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Battle had been the first player selected in the NFL's Supplemental Draft since the Cleveland Browns selected receiver Josh Gordon in 2012.

The players who were eligible for this year's supplemental draft were Virginia Tech long snapper Eddie D'Antuono, Purdue DL Ra'Zahn Howard, Sam Houston State RB Jalen Overstreet, Ole Miss CB Tee Shepard, WR Rashaun Simonise of Calgary, Canada, and Concordia (Ala.) DE Cameron Walton.

Following the draft, Simonise's agent, Brian Brundage, tweeted that the Bengals had signed the wide receiver. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported that the Texans have agreed to terms with Howard. The remaining four players are still available to be signed by teams as rookie free agents.

Overstreet was among several Texas players dismissed by Charlie Strong two years ago as Strong began his first season as the Longhorns' coach. Overstreet transferred to Sam Houston State and rushed for 821 yards last season, but trouble with the law has put his football career in jeopardy. Overstreet had been indicted by a grand jury on a felony charge of credit or debit card abuse. However, Overstreet had his charge dropped, a source informed of his situation told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

Follow Jim Reineking on Twitter @jimreineking.



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