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Blake signs with Falcons: Former Northern Illinois wide reciever Christian Blake signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent.
Despite a run-heavy offense by the Huskies in 2017, Blake had his moments. His best game of the season was at San Diego State, where he recorded 12 catches for 154 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Wimann picked up by Patriots: Former NIU tight end Shane Wimann signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent.
At the end of the 2017 season, NIU coach Rod Carey called Wimann the best tight end in program history.
Wimann was one of NIU's most reliable players, finishing with 30 receptions for 283 yards and a team best seven touchdowns. His seven scores mark the most by any NIU tight end.