PITTSBURGH -- Chevon Troutman, who just finished a stellar
career as a power forward on the University of Pittsburgh
basketball team, will be at the Washington Redskins' minicamp this
week in hopes of becoming an NFL tight end.
Troutman, 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds, has said he would prefer to
play in the NBA and still hopes to be invited to the league's
pre-draft camp in Chicago in June.
On Tuesday, the Denver Broncos signed Wesley Duke, a four-year
basketball starter at Mercer. Antonio Gates, who played basketball
but not football at Kent State, developed last year into a Pro Bowl
tight end for the San Diego Chargers.
Troutman wasn't signed to a contract but the Redskins said if he
is impressive at the minicamp, he might be in line to sign a contract.