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Mark Herzlich Will Bypass Signing With Omaha Nighthawks, Take Chances With NFL Free Agency

Mark Herzlich is saying, "Thanks, but no thanks," to the United Football League, deciding instead to try his luck as a free agent in the NFL. Herzlich, who was drafted last Monday by the Omaha Nighthawks with the No. 51 overall pick in the 2011 UFL Draft, told Sports Illustrated's Peter King that he will not sign with the Nighthawks and will instead pursue the NFL dream: 

"I think Mark Herzlich, the Boston College linebacker spurned by the NFL in the draft, will wait for the chance to sign with a team in free agency, whenever the league and players do a deal. He direct-tweeted me Sunday (what a country) that he'd bypass the Omaha Nighthawks -- he was drafted by the United Football League team Monday -- and wait for his chance to make a team as one of the undrafteds."

Of course, Herzlich's NFL dreams could quickly come to an end if there is no 2011 season because of the lockout. 

For more on Herzlich and all things Boston College, visit BC Interruption