Former Sun Devils Eddie Elder, LeQuan Lewis Parlay Tryouts Into NFL Deals

Running back Anthony Wilkerson #32 of the Stanford Cardinal carries the ball as center Chase Beeler #71 blocks cornerback LeQuan Lewis #5 of the Arizona State Sun Devils. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, many NFL teams held their first minicamps of the offseason with their incoming drafted and signed free agent rookies. They also augmented those camps with several other players on a tryout basis.

Four Sun Devils were among those that had such an opportunity. Safety Eddie Elder with the Arizona Cardinals, cornerback LeQuan Lewis with the Oakland Raiders, linebacker Oliver Aaron with the Detroit Lions and wide receiver T.J. Simpson with the St. Louis Rams.

Two of those former Devils impressed enough to earn a deal and a spot on the offseason 90-man roster.

According to the team, Elder will join the Cardinals and look to catch on with the team despite being undersized for the safety position. He has shown a knack for being in position to make plays, and may become a special teams contributor. Elder will wear No. 42.

Also signed was Lewis, who has the type of blazing speed the Raiders always love. Lewis was with the Tennessee Titans during last year's preseason before being cut. He will look to help a team with issues in the secondary, as well as provide explosiveness in the return game. Lewis will be wearing No. 43 for the Raiders.

Aaron's shot with the Lions was hampered when he was carted off the field due to heat exhaustion, and Simpson was not signed by the Rams.

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