UDFA Watch: Thomas Gordon signs with the New York Giants

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Former Michigan safety Thomas Gordon did not hear his name called during the NFL Draft, but the New York Giants were quick to scoop him up and signed him to an UDFA contract.

After the seven rounds of the NFL Draft came and went Saturday, many players were left without hearing their names being called. Former Michigan safety Thomas Gordon was one of those names. Fortunately, when a player has not been drafted, he is able to choose any team he likes.

It didn't take him very long to find a home.

Gordon announced on his Facebook page Saturday evening that he had signed an undrafted free agent contract with the New York Giants.

An undrafted free agent contract is a non-guaranteed contract that is worth the league minimum in salary. For example, during the 2011 season, the contract minimum was $375,000.

Gordon appeared in 47 games during his Michigan career and started in 38 of them at safety. He also had an impressive Michigan pro day performance where he was clocked running a 4.49 40-yard dash and also registered a 40.5 inch vertical jump.

Joshua Henschke covers University of Michigan football for Maize n Brew. You can follow him on Twitter @JoshuaHenschke
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