p class="TEXT_w_Indent"> "Cody had an amazing career at BYU," BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said in a school news release announcing the free-agent signings. "He's a great young man and he makes plays. I am looking forward to following his continued success."
Hoffman set BYU career records for receptions (260), touchdowns (33), receiving yards (3,612) and all-purpose yards (5,015) and 100-yard receiving games (18).
"I am taking my talents to Washington DC to play for [Washington]!" Hoffman tweeted Saturday night.
S Daniel Sorensen, Kansas City Chiefs: A lot of folks, including Sorensen's agent, Jim Grogan, expected the playmaking safety to get drafted in the later rounds Saturday, but it didn't happen. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound safety will get the chance to be coached by former BYU player Andy Reid, however. Sorensen turned heads at the NFL Combine and was a terror on special teams, but it apparently wasn't enough to get him drafted. He totaled 211 tackles and eight interceptions in his career.
"Daniel is one of the best football players I've coached," Mendenhall said.
DT Eathyn Manumaleuna, New York Giants: One of the best run-stuffers in school history, Manumaleuna started for four years and was the player who kept Ziggy Ansah out of the starting lineup until he suffered a season-ending knee injury four games into the 2012 season. Manumaleuna made 144 tackles, 17 for loss, in his career while playing in a school-record 56 games.
"Eathyn is a great leader and an excellent football player who does all the little things right to make your team successful," Mendenhall said.
LB Spencer Hadley, New Orleans Saints: Hadley played both inside and outside linebacker for the Cougars and appeared in 43 games in his career. He was suspended for three games for violating the school's honor code his senior year, then got injured when he returned and miss several more games. Hadley finished with 149 tackles, including 13 tackles for loss, and had two picks and five fumble recoveries.