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WVU in the NFL | Free Agency Tracker

Numerous former West Virginia football players are NFL free agents this offseason.
Numerous former West Virginia football players are NFL free agents this offseason.

The start of the new league year as well as free agency will officially begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18.

WVSports.com tracks which former West Virginia players are hitting free agency and where they end up.

OL Quinton Spain

Background:

--Went undrafted in 2015.

--Played for the Tennessee Titans from 2015-18.

--Signed a one-year deal with the Bills last offseason and started every game for the team this past season.

Status: Signed a three-year contract worth $15 million to remain with the Bills.

LB Nick Kwiatkoski

Background:

--Drafted in the fourth round, 113th overall by the Chicago Bears.

--Had a career year for the Bears this past season, racking up career-highs in tackles (75), sacks (3), pass breakups (4). He also recorded his first-career interception and safety.

Status: Will reportedly sign a three-year deal worth $21 million with the Las Vegas Raiders.

DE/LB Bruce Irvin

Background:

--Drafted 15th overall by the Seattle Seahawks in 2012 and played for the franchise for four seasons, winning Super Bowl XLVIII.

--Also played for the Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons before playing the 2019 season with the Carolina Panthers. He racked up 8.5 sacks this past year, the most he's had in a single season.

--Has totaled 303 tackles along with 52 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, three interceptions and two defensive touchdowns so far in his pro career.

Status: Irvin is reportedly heading back to Seattle to re-join the Seahawks.

DB Karl Joseph

Background:

--Drafted 14th overall by the Oakland Raiders in 2016.

--Accumulated 236 total tackles, 15 pass breakups, four interceptions and three fumble recoveries in 49 career games with the Raiders (41 starts).

--Started nine games last season before suffering a season-ending foot injury.

Status: Reportedly signing a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns.

Other former West Virginia football players who are free agents this offseason:

DB Daryl Worley

LB Najee Goode

QB Geno Smith

RB Wendell Smallwood

WR Tavon Austin

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