Monday, April 30, 2012 | 11:35 a.m.
Three UNLV players have agreed to terms of free-agent deals with NFL teams after no Rebels were drafted for the second year in a row.
Wide receiver Phillip Payne (San Diego Chargers), kick returner Deante Purvis (San Francisco 49ers) and safety Quinton Pointer (St. Louis Rams) will all get a chance to make their respective teams in training camp.
Payne is one of at least five receivers going to the Chargers as an undrafted free agent, which means he may have the most difficult time of even making the practice squad among the trio of former Rebels. Pointer is among 21 players the Rams have invited for at least a tryout, one of the largest post-draft groups for a team in the league.
Purvis made a name for himself with speed, but the 49ers will try to find out if he can do more than just return kicks.
Former UNLV defensive end James Dunlap has not yet received an invite to any team’s training camp.
CORRECTION: — Quinton Pointer's name was misspelled. The Sun regrets the error. | (July 16, 2012)