By Stephen Tsai
Mr. Brennan is going to Washington.
The Redskins selected Colt Brennan in the sixth round, with the 186th pick overall. He's the second UH player drafted specifically as a quarterback.
"This is a great situation for me," Brennan said. "I'm going to a great organization."
Brennan spent the day at a beach house his sister rented on Balboa Island. About 20 family members and friends came over. The Hawaiian flag was raised.
Brennan said he was admittedly "bummed" as quarterback after quarterback was selected. But then he received a call, asking if he would be willing to move to Washington.
Brennan said he will leave Thursday for Washington D.C. He said he will request to remain there to complete his rehabilitation. Three weeks ago, he underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a small tear of the labrum in his right hip. He said he is pain-free, and expects to be fully healed before the start of training camp.
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Davone Bess said he agreed to a two-year, free-agent contract with the Miami Dolphins. He said he reports to the Dolphins on Thursday.
Bess said he is not discouraged about going the free-agent route.
"I've jumped over 100 hurdles my whole life," he said. "What's one more?"
He also has no regrets about deciding to relinquish his senior season to apply for the NFL draft.
"No regrets at all," he said. "One year wouldn't have made a difference."
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And Jason Rivers has agreed to a free-agent contract with the Tennessee Titans. Rivers also leaves Thursday.
As for not being drafted, Rivers said: "Everything in my life has been hard. I've had to work for it. This is no different. It's kind of silly to think it would be given to me, handed on a silver platter. Even if I were drafted, I'd still have to work for it. This is kind of humbling, and it puts things in perspective."
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Ryan Grice-Mullins said he has agreed to terms with the Houston Texans.
And Hercules Satele is going to sign with the Arizona Cardinals.
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Thanks again to the 75 or so readers who stopped by our blog gathering yesterday.
Special thanks to our guests Greg McMackin, who gave an update on the team; Virginia Hinshaw; Jim Donovan; Colt Brennan (via telephone), and media celebrities Robert Kekaula, Kanoa Leahey and Rob DeMello.
We're honored and humbled by your presence.