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Glenn Gronkowski, Eric Striker highlight Bills' undrafted free agent list

From left, Gordie Jr., Dan, Glenn, Rob, Chris, and Gordie Gronkowski celebrate Glenn’s signing as a free agent with the Bills.

From left, Gordie Jr., Dan, Glenn, Rob, Chris, and Gordie Gronkowski celebrate Glenn’s signing as a free agent with the Bills.

As an encore to a draft that provided plenty of promise for immediate impact on defense and intrigue in the potential for a future franchise quarterback, the Buffalo Bills have so far made some interesting undrafted free-agent signings.

The headliner, of course, is Williamsville North product and former Kansas State fullback Glenn Gronkowski, the youngest of Western New York's first family of the NFL.

Former Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker is another fascinating addition, especially after an ESPN video capturing his emotional speech to friends and family who were with him through the disappointment of never receiving a call from an NFL team during the draft went viral.

Another player with Western New York ties on the list is former Purdue center Robert Kugler, who transferred from Orchard Park High School to North Allegheny, Pa., High School after his junior season.

The Bills also are bringing in former Williamsville South and University at Buffalo quarterback Joe Licata to throw passes, on a tryout basis, during rookie minicamp.

The unofficial list, assembled through a variety of social-media accounts and web searches, follows in alphabetical order with a thumbnail sketch of each player:

Bryson Albright, DE, Miami (OH), 6-5, 225 pounds

In 36 career games, he was credited with 129 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss, and 12 sacks ... Had a season-high nine tackles vs. Eastern Michigan, a game in which he also registered three sacks and recovered a fumble.

Davonte Allen, WR, Marshall, 6-2, 203 pounds

In 24 career games, he made 22 starts ... Caught 84 passes for 1,312 yards and nine touchdowns ... His career-long catch of 66 yards came last season, when he had career bests for receptions (58), yards (715)  and touchdowns (five).

Gary Chambers, WR, Arizona State, 6-4, 215 pounds

In 34 career games, he made seven starts ... Caught 36 passes for 690 yards and four touchdowns ... Finished last season with 26 catches for 486 yards and two touchdowns, including a long of 58 yards.

Glenn Gronkowski, FB, Kansas State, 6-2, 239 pounds

In 39 career games, he made 20 starts ... Six of his 15 career catches covered 25-plus yards.

Robert Kugler, C, Purdue, 6-3, 294 pounds

Took over as the Boilermakers' No. 1 center halfway through his redshirt freshman season and made 43 consecutive starts. ... Ranked among the top 10 tight end recruits in the country by, but outgrew that position during redshirt season.

Jamison Lalk, OL, Iowa State, 6-6, 311 pounds

Transitioned from center to guard ... In 12 starts in 2015, he helped Iowa State improve in almost every offensive category. Cyclones averaged 182 rushing yards per game, their best since 2000, and had their first 1,000-yard rusher since 2009.

Marshall Morgan, K, Georgia, 6-3, 201 pounds

In 23 games, he converted 64 of 83 field-goal attempts, including a long of 56 yards ... Hit 211 of 216 extra-point tries.

Eric Striker, LB, Oklahoma, 5-11, 227 pounds

As a three-year starter, he was credited with 46.5 tackles for loss and 23 sacks, and had 12 pass defenses ... Biggest reason he wasn't drafted is his relative slack of size.

Julian Whigham, CB, Syracuse, 6-1, 187 pounds

In 43 career games, he made 17 starts ... Had four interceptions, eight pass defenses and a fumble recovery ... Credited with 65 tackles ... Played some safety ... Suffered a bruised lung in 2013.

Justin Zimmer, DL, Ferris State, 6-2, 302 pounds

In 42 career games, he was credited with 214 tackles, including 48.5 tackles for loss and 26 sacks ... Forced nine fumbles and recovered one ... Credited with 14 pass defenses.

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