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After going undrafted, Collin Klein excited to sign free-agent deal with Houston Texans


Collin Klein hoped he would get selected in the NFL Draft, but when it didn’t happen the former Kansas State quarterback remained confident about his NFL future — for good reason.

Interested teams began calling as soon as the draft ended, and he was quickly presented with several quality options.

After evaluating them with his family and his agent, he decided to sign a free-agent contract with the Houston Texans.

“Everything happens for a reason,” Klein said by phone. “I’m so happy to be able to compete and be a Texan.”

Klein will soon travel to Houston and compete for a roster spot at the team’s rookie camp. He said the Texans are interested in him as a quarterback, the position where he led K-State to 21 victories the past two seasons and was a Heisman Trophy finalist last season.

Many have doubted his ability to play quarterback at the next level, but he will soon get the opportunity.

“I think the coaching staff is excellent and I really feel like it’s where I need to be,” Klein said of the Texans organization. “I’m so thrilled and so excited to sink my teeth into the playbook and get working and get going.”

Former K-State football players find NFL homes during and after draft

By now, you probably know Arthur Brown is the newest linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens.

You likely also know Chris Harper is on his way to the Seattle Seahawks.

Odds are you heard about the Kansas City Chiefs drafting Braden Wilson in the sixth round.

By the way, Wilson had a good quote about Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder preparing him for the NFL: “He is very demanding of time and effort. What he demands from you is as much as you’ll see from anybody. I’m fortunate enough to have been through his programs. I’ll be ready for the next level.”

But you might not know where K-State’s other NFL hopefuls that were passed over in the draft ended up. That’s where this blog comes in. Below is a list of former Wildcats that signed free-agent contracts Saturday evening. I will update it throughout the night when I hear of new signings.

Collin Klein
When he went undrafted, many labeled Klein as the top college player heading into the free-agent market. After all, he was a Heisman Trophy finalist last season and led K-State to 21 wins during his final two years. Several teams were likely interested in his services, but he chose the Houston Texans.
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