Gems sometimes among undrafted

Originally Published: May 15, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Undrafted in 1997, Priest Holmes encountered the first tough decision of his pro career after the annual lottery: Take the money and maybe run his way onto an NFL roster, or try to beat longer odds to earn a spot on the Baltimore Ravens' depth chart.

The former University of Texas running back considered signing-bonus proposals of at least $10,000 each from three different teams. All Baltimore general manager Ozzie Newsome offered Holmes was about a $1,000 bonus and a fair shake in training ...

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