Notre Dame Football: Undrafted Irish Players Sign As Free Agents

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 19: Jerod Evans /

A handful of former Notre Dame football players who went undrafted have signed with NFL teams as free agents.

The 2018 NFL Draft has come and gone. We sat back and watched all weekend as four former Notre Dame football players found new homes and launching points for their professional careers via the draft.

NFL dreams don’t die with the last pick of the draft, however, as a handful of former Notre Dame football stars have signed contracts with NFL teams as undrafted free agents. Often times this situation works out better for players than being drafted late. These players can pick the right situation for them based on current depth charts and schemes — hopefully increasing their chances of landing a roster spot.

Here is where the undrafted players from Notre Dame signed.

Josh Adams: Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are loaded at running back right now, but that won’t be the case for long. Jay Ajayi will be a free agent after this season. Wendell Smallwood and Donne Pumphrey are more like scat backs than guys you want moving the chains to end games. That leaves only Corey Clement — an undrafted free agent from a year ago — as Adams’ competition for regular carries after the 2018 season. This is about as good of a situation as Adams could have asked for after going undrafted.

Nyles Morgan, Chicago Bears

Morgan lands in a nice situation as well. The Bears are in a building process, looking for players who are going to be a part of some big things moving forward. Outside of first round draft pick Roquan Smith out of Georgia, there is no eye-popping talent in the linebacker ranks in Chicago. Morgan is going to get every opportunity to make the Bears roster.

Andrew Trumbetti, Chicago Bears

Trumbetti is in a similar situation as Morgan in Chicago. He joins a position group in the Windy City that has a lot of holes and plenty of opportunity for a young, hungry player to prove himself.

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Greer Martini, Unsigned

Martini has yet to find a home, but that could still change. He seems like a “Patriot Way” guy. As a result, I wouldn’t be shocked to see him end up in New England or with Detroit or Tennessee — two places with head coaches who cut their teeth under or played for Bill Belichick.