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Wisconsin football: Dallas Lewallen invited to Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs rookie minicamp

The versatile linemen will get to camp with two storied NFL organizations

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Good news keeps spreading for former Wisconsin Badgers attending rookie minicamps.

A couple of days since wide receiver Kenzel Doe received invites to the New England Patriots and Houston Texans camps on consecutive weekends, the Wisconsin State Journal's Jason Galloway reported Thursday offensive linemen Dallas Lewallen will have the opportunity to make an impression with the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs.

Lewallen's agent, Mike Bauer, told Galloway the 6'6, 321-pound linemen will camp with the Lions this weekend. If he's not a Lion by weekend's end, he'll participate in head coach Andy Reid and the Chiefs' camp the weekend after.

Credit: Jake Kocorowski

The Berlin, Wis. native saw playing time as a starter at left guard and center his final two seasons as a Badger. Though playing left guard the majority of the 2014 season, Lewallen slid into center after Dan Voltz went down with an ankle injury during the 2015 Outback Bowl. The Badgers went on to rush for 400 yards in the 34-31 overtime victory over the Auburn Tigers.

Lewallen joins Doe, running back Melvin Gordon, offensive tackle Rob Havenstein and defensive linemen Warren Herring as former Badgers those participating in their first NFL minicamps this month.