Ninety minutes after quarterback Cole McDonald was selected by the Tennessee Titans, former UH teammate Rojesterman Farris II reached agreement on a free-agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons.
Farris said he welcomes being reunited with Mayur Chaudhari, who was the Warriors’ special teams coordinator in 2016 and 2017. Chaudhari is on the Falcons’ staf. Farris served several roles on speciality units when he was not being used as a shut-down cornerback.
Farris, who amassed 54 tackles while playing in all 14 regular-season games in 2019, can be used as a corner, nickelback or on special teams.
Farris said he awaits further notice. In non-pandemic times, rookies report to a team’s mini camp within two weeks of the draft. He said he will learn more after he formally signs.
Wideout JoJo Ward reached a free-agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals.
“Arizona was on me every day,” Ward said. “I talked to the head coach (Kliff Kingsbury) on the phone. He’s a Texas guy. … It will be exciting to play for a guy like him.”
At Texas Tech, Kingsbury was noted for the Air Raid attack. Kingsbury was hired as Arizona’s coach last year. Ward, who grew up in Waco, Texas, said he will be used as an inside receiver.
In two UH seasons, he averaged 17.2 yards per reception, with 67.2% of his 116 receptions resulting in first downs.