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Cowboys work out FAs at quarterback and receiver positions

7/17/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsThe Dallas Cowboys just a few days away from starting training camp but the team continues to look at ways to improve their 90-man roster, which will be cut down to just 53 players just ahead of the 2013 regular season. The Dallas Cowboys have an open roster spot after fullback Lawrence Vickers last week and so the team is looking if there are any remaining needs that can be met by free agent options on the market.
 
On Tuesday, the Cowboys worked out at least three quarterbacks – Kyle Padron, Chase Clement and Alex Tanney – as well as five receivers – Gino Crump (Arizona), Devin Goda (Slippery Rock), Antoine Hicks (TCU), DeWayne Peace (Houston) and Lavasier Tuinei (Oregon), according to DallasCowboys.com.
 
The 6-foot-4 Kyle Padron spent three seasons at SMU, starting over 21 games for the Mustans before leaving and transferring to Eastern Washington last year. However, he split time with redshirt freshman quarterback Vemon Davis during his senior year at Eastern Washington, starting just five of 11 games. Padron threw for 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2012, to cap a season in which the Eagles made a semifinal appearance in the FCS Playoffs.
 
Alex Tanney was a record-setting quarterback at NCAA Division III Monmouth College, not only breaking school records but also earning numerous All-American Awards during his collegiate career. After coming undrafted out of Monmouth and initially receiving rookie-minicamp invites from several teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills, Tanney decided to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs last summer.  Tanney appeared in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 2012 preseason finale against the Green Bay Packers in 2012, but he ended on an injured reserve with a hand injury on August 31. The 25-year-old Tanney was eventually released by the Chiefs in May.
 
The 27-year-old Chase Clement was cut by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of CFL in this summer. Clement previously had stints with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL and Las Vegas Locomotives of UFL after going undrafted out of Rice in 2009. During his four seasons at Rice, Clement threw for 9,785 yards, 99 touchdowns and 34 interceptions.
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