TSU players ink NFL deals…

By Mike Organ for The Tennessean

ImageFormer Tennessee State offensive tackle Rogers Gaines and center Sherman Carter signed free agent deals after not being selected in the NFL draft.

Gaines, a 6-foot-6, 334 pounder from White House, signed with the Baltimore Ravens.

Carter, 6-3, 304 pounds, who is from LaVergne, signed with San Francisco.

Gaines and Carter both made the All-OVC First Team last season.

They helped the Tigers average 175.7 yards rushing per game last season, which ranked fourth in the conference.

Reach Mike Organ at 615-259-8021 or morgan@tennessean.com.

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