Cavaliers get opportunities with NFL teams
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (CBS19 Sports) -- After the NFL Draft concluded, a group of former Cavaliers got calls from teams as they continue their pursuit to play at the next level.
Safety Joey Blount and wide receiver Ra'Shaun Henry both join NFL teams as undrafted free agents after turning heads at UVA's Pro Day.
After five seasons at Virginia, Blount will join the Seattle Seahawks as an UDFA. His final season, Blount finished second on the team with 87 total tackles and tied for first in interceptions with six. He was named a Campbell Trophy Semifinalist in 2020.
Henry spent two seasons at Virginia after transferring from St. Francis. He will join the Carolina Panthers as an UDFA. Henry was one of five UVA receivers with at least 500 receiving yards, finishing with 34 catches for 603 yards. His 17.7 yards per catch was the second most on the team.
Former Cavalier De'Vante Cross also was signed as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Commanders.
Chris Glaser, Devin Darrington and Ryan Nelson all received minicamp invites from NFL teams.
Glaser has been invited to Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts minicamps. The offensive guard spent five years at Virginia as a fixture on one of the most productive offensive lines in the ACC. He started 44 games in his UVA career, helping UVA land third in the country in total offense per game. His final season he was named an Honorable Mention selection on Pro Football Network's All-America Team, and named honorable mention All-ACC in 2020.
Darrington also received an invitation to the Chiefs minicamp. The Harvard graduate transfer spent his final season at Virginia, rushing for 237 yards on the year. The running back recorded his career-long rush for 49 yards and a touchdown, which was the longest by a UVA player in 2021.