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Cowboys pickup QB Aaron Corp after release by Bills

5/8/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

The Dallas Cowboys have added a developmental quarterback to the mix, increasing their roster number at the position to five players by signing free agent Aaron Corp on Tuesday.
 
Aaron Corp spent parts of the last two years with the Buffalo Bills after initially signing with the team as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2012. However, the Buffalo Bills released Aaron Corp the following month to create roster space. Aaron Bills remained unsigned through the 2012 season, until the Buffalo Bills again signed him to the roster in February. But after drafting Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft, the Buffalo Bills no longer had a need for Aaron Corp and released him last month.
 
The former Spiders quarterback Aaron Corp began his collegiate career at USC, redshirting his freshman year and serving as a one-time backup to Mark Sanchez in 2008. Although Aaron Corp was slated to start the following season once Mark Sanchez declared for the NFL draft, Corp suffered a broken fibula in fall camp and Matt Markley ended up being given the starting job in 2009.
 
Aaron Corp transferred to Richmond in 2010 and started the first five games until he went down with a season-ending knee injury. However, Aaron Corp started all 11 games for Richmond in 2012, completing 63.7 percent of his passes for 2,682 yards and 17 touchdowns.  Aaron Corp finished with an NCAA FCS single-game record for completion percentage on his hands, after completing 31-of-34 (91.2 percent) of his throws against Towson State.
 
Though Aaron Corp is mainly expected to serve as a camp body in Dallas, the 24-year-old will have a shot of making the roster as third-quarterback behind starter Tony Romo and backup Kyle Orton if he’s able to impress coaches this offseason. In that scenario second-year quarterback Nick Stephens could be Aaron Corps’ main competition. The Dallas Cowboys also have former Akron quarterback Dalton Williams on the roster after he agreed to a rookie deal as an undrafted free agent.
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