Former Citadel linebacker Tevin Floyd's NFL dream is still alive.
Floyd, who was a tryout player with the Arizona Cardinals in May, signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent over the weekend as Arizona began training camp for the 2017 season.
Floyd, 6-1 and 238 pounds, was named all-Southern Conference last season after finishing second for The Citadel with 86 tackles, including 8½ tackles for loss and two sacks. He also broke up two passes and recovered a fumble.
Floyd, from Tallahassee, Fla., finished his college career with 295 tackles, the third-most in school history, while playing in 49 games as a three-year starter.
Former Citadel fullback Tyler Renew, also an undrafted free agent, begins training camp with the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday.
JP Sears promoted
Former Citadel pitcher JP Sears, taken in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by Seattle, has been promoted to the Mariners' full-season Class A team in Clinton, Iowa.
Sears was 1-1 with a 1.69 earned run average in seven games for the Everett Aquasox, allowing six hits in 10⅔ innings with three walks and 22 strikeouts. For the Clinton LumberKings, Sears has appeared in one game, allowing no hits or runs in two innings with three walks and two strikeouts.
New Citadel baseball coach Tony Skole has picked up several verbal commitments in recent weeks. They include infielder Joseph Mims of Gilbert High School; infielder/outfielder Noah Jackson of Dutch Fork; outfielder Wesley Lane of Socastee; and pitcher Nathaniel Turner of Ben Lippen. All announced their commitments on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs will lose freshman pitcher Will Abbott, who made the SoCon's all-freshman team last season. Abbott, from Camden, was 1-7 with a 4.96 ERA in 12 starts as the Bulldogs' Saturday starter last year. He has transferred to Florence-Darlington Technical College, the Camden Chronicle-Independent reported.