App State NFL free agent signings

Silas Albright, Reporter

This story will be updated as more App State players sign with NFL teams. 

Josh Thomas: Buffalo Bills

Former App State safety Josh Thomas has signed a free agent deal with the Buffalo Bills following the conclusion of the NFL Draft. 

The Montgomery, Alabama native was a two-year captain and caught seven interceptions and made 163 tackles in his career at App State. Thomas was part of the class that won five bowl games and four Sun Belt titles in the first five years of App State being in the FBS. 

He started every game for the Mountaineers in his junior and senior seasons. Thomas caught a pick six in App State’s Sun Belt Championship win over Louisiana in his last game at Kidd Brewer Stadium. 

Jordan Fehr: Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings signed former App State linebacker Jordan Fehr to a free agent contract on Sunday. 

Fehr is the fourth App State player and second App State linebacker to join an NFL roster this weekend. 

Fehr was a two-year starter for the Mountaineers and finished his collegiate career with 211 tackles, 195 of those coming over his final two seasons. He was a first-team all-Sun Belt selection in 2018 and was a second-team selection in 2019 after leading App State with 109 tackles. 

The Providence High School (Charlotte, N.C.) product recorded a career-high 16 tackles in App State’s 34-31 win at North Carolina in 2019. He followed that up with 12 tackles, including two for loss, and one sack in the 20-15 win at South Carolina later that season.

Fehr also was invited to and played in the NFLPA Bowl at the Rose Bowl in January.