BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech linebacker Alonzo Tweedy has agreed to a free agent contract with the New York Giants, Tweedy said Saturday night.
Tweedy, at home in Richmond and surrounded by family and friends – “all of them,” Tweedy said – said someone from the organization telephoned him immediately after the NFL Draft ended Saturday night to offer him a deal.
Tweedy said he visited the Giants this offseason and is excited to join the organization.
“I feel like I fit their system,” Tweedy said.
The 6-foot-2, 193-pound former Hermitage High School star had 38 tackles and three sacks this year playing outside linebacker and starring on special teams.
Wide receiver Corey Fuller went to the Detroit Lions in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. Two picks later, offensive tackle Vinston Painter was chosen by the Denver Broncos.
Virginia Tech announced offensive tackle Nick Becton would join the San Diego Chargers, linebacker Bruce Taylor would join the Cincinnati Bengals and defensive tackle Antoine Hopkins would join the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Wide receivers Marcus Davis and Dyrell Roberts and fullback Martin Scales had not agreed to free agent deals, as of Saturday evening.