6 players eligible for NFL's supplemental draft

NEW YORK (AP) Six players have been declared eligible for the NFL's supplemental draft, which will be held July 14.

Defensive linemen Ra'Zahn Howard of Purdue and Cameron Walton of Concordia (Alabama), which shut down its program last year; running back Jalen Overstreet of Sam Houston State; defensive back Tee Shepard of Mississippi; wide receiver Rashaun Simonise of Calgary, Alberta (Canada); and long snapper Eddie D'Antuono of Virginia Tech received approval from the league Friday.

Any team selecting one of these players would forfeit a matching pick in the 2017 regular draft.

Overstreet, who first attended Texas, was indicted in 2016 in that state on a felony charge of credit or debit card abuse. He played as a freshman for the Longhorns before spending two seasons at Sam Houston State, where he was suspended by coach K.C. Keeler for one game after being arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. He also was charged with stealing an iPad from an apartment complex.

Shepard originally signed with Notre Dame. He wound up at Ole Miss, which he left in October, soon after saying he was transferring to Miami (Ohio). He's almost completely deaf and Mississippi coaches said communication on the field was sometimes an issue.

Howard started for three seasons at Purdue, but got suspended after the season.


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