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OU's Lendy Holmes determined to show NFL worth

By Jake Trotter Modified: April 27, 2009 at 4:58 pm •  Published: April 27, 2009

"I'm excited about seeing him up there right off the bat," Holmes said. "I feel good about the situation."

Three other Sooners who weren't selected in the draft also signed free-agent contracts.

Center Jon Cooper will be going to Minnesota and could end up competing for a starting job there. The Vikings currently have only one center on roster in second-year player John Sullivan. But Sullivan was just a backup last year behind Pro Bowler Matt Birk, who left for Baltimore in March.

If Cooper makes the team, that would put two former Sooners on the offensive line in Minnesota. Saturday, the Vikings drafted OU tackle Phil Loadholt.

Besides Holmes and Cooper, Sooner guard Brandon Walker signed a free-agent deal with the Houston Texans and wide receiver Quentin Chaney agreed to terms with the St. Louis Rams.