The Dallas Cowboys on Monday signed offensive guard and former Central York High School football standout Wayne Tribue.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed and Tribue declined to discuss the terms when reached by phone Tuesday afternoon. Tribue didn't have time to talk further either, saying he was busy and "I gotta run, sorry."
Tribue will now try to make an NFL roster for the third year in a row. He was among the final cuts by the San Francisco 49ers last September and the Denver Broncos two years ago. He did see time on the New Orleans Saints' practice squad in the final months of the 2012-2013 season. But Tribue is still in search of his first snap in a regular-season NFL game since starting in all 13 games for Temple University in 2011.
The 300-plus pounder most recently saw action with the Philadelphia Soul this past season in the Arena Football League. He then had an unsuccessful tryout two months ago with the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes.
Other York County players: Tribue is the third York County native currently signed to an deal by an NFL team. Fullback John Kuhn (Dover) in April signed a one-year deal worth more than $1 million to return to the Green Bay Packers. Offensive tackle Will Beatty (York High) is going into the second year of a five-year, $38.75 million contract with the New York Giants. Beatty, however, has been limited in workouts this summer as he tries to recover from a broken leg suffered in New York's final regular-season game last season.
Meanwhile, lineman Richard Muldrow, a former York High standout and a distant cousin of Beatty's, is currently a free agent. Muldrow, 25, was unsuccessful in tryouts for the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots two years ago. The University of Richmond product has since seen action on the practice squad of the CFL's Calgary Stampeders in 2012 and started for the AFL's New Orleans Voodoo earlier this year.
Susquehannock grad and former Penn State standout back Chaz Powell is no longer looking for a pro football contract, according to his agent, Deryk Gilmore. Following his final season at PSU in 2011, Powell had tryouts in 2012 with the Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers. Following the 2013 season, the Giants signed him to a reserve-future contract and Powell went on to play on the Giants' practice squad the entire 2013-14 season. He's been out of NFL work since the Giants waived him in May.
Gilmore said by phone Tuesday afternoon that Powell has returned to Penn State to complete his bachelor's degree.
— Reach John Walk at firstname.lastname@example.org.