As per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Claybourn (6-1, 185, Western Kentucky ’04, DOB: Oct. 21, 1981 in Evansville, Ind.) had an outstanding collegiate career as a member of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. He was voted an All-Metro and All-Conference selection as a punter as a junior. In four seasons with the Hilltoppers, he punted 226 times for 9,237 yards and a 40.87-yard average. His 226 punts are the second highest total in school history.
Claybourn attended training camp with the San Diego Chargers in 2005 and attended the Dallas Cowboys’ mini-camp earlier this spring.
Yliniemi (6-1, 207, Oregon State ’03, DOB: Nov. 21, 1980 in Denver, Colo.) was a second team All-Pacific 10 and honourable mention All-American by College Football News. He successfully hit on 37 of 43 field goal attempts, including five of 50 yards or more, and 96 of 98 point-after attempts at Oregon State. He once had a streak of 20 consecutive field goals during the 2002 and ’03 seasons.
Yliniemi attended training camp with the San Francisco 49ers in 2005.