Former Miners Kevin Perry and James Davidson sign free agent deals on Saturday.
Perry was offered a free agent agreement with the Washington Redskins. The tight end appeared in 43 games for the Miners from 2010-13. The Opelousas, La. Native recorded 29 receptions for 344 yards during his time with the Orange and Blue. As a sophomore, Perry caught 17 receptions for 203 yards and was the only UTEP tight end to register more than 200 yards in receptions on the year. The former Miner caught a career long reception of 34-yards against Houston (2012). Perry was on the UTEP basketball team for two seasons.
Davidson signed a free agent deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. The defensive lineman played for the Miners from 2010-13 and compiled 111 stops (41ua/70a) and 8.5 sacks. The Huntsville, Texas native started in all 12 games last season for the Miners and lead the team in sacks and registered a season total of 53 tackles (18ua/35a) which marks a career-best.
The Miners will kick off the 2014 season on August 30 in Albuquerque, N.M. versus the Lobos.