DEKALB – Former Northern Illinois University football players Sean Progar (Glenview) and Jason Schepler (Sycamore) have added their names to the list of 2012 Huskie seniors that signed with NFL teams this month.
Invited to try out during the San Francisco 49ers rookie mini-camp last weekend, Schepler nabbed the last spot on the 90-man roster as a fullback, and inked a three-year free agent contract with the team on Tuesday.
Progar officially signed a tryout contract with the Jets on Sunday as an outside linebacker.
The addition of Schepler and Progar gives Northern Illinois six rookies in NFL camps this spring as they join previously signed 2012 seniors Perez Ashford (Cleveland Browns), Alan Baxter (Pittsburgh Steelers), Rashaan Melvin (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Martel Moore (Atlanta Falcons).
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