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Priest Holmes
Local undrafted free agents finally get a chance
Local undrafted free agents finally get a chance

On the days when it seemed like the NFL lockout might never end, former Maryland wide receiver LaQuan Williams would stand at the register of Sherman Williams, where he was holding down a part-time job, and try to block out his frustrations. His family tried to keep his spirits up. But he still felt like his dream of ever playing professional football was quietly slipping away. When he wasn't selected in the NFL Draft in April, the Poly graduate fell in to football limbo. He couldn't sign a free agent contract with a team until the lockout ended, and he didn't even know if teams would still want him when it did. Williams wasn't alone, even though he felt at times like...