A former UMass-Dartmouth receiver is standing outside Patriots facilities asking for a tryout with the team.
Usually a college player will work his way onto NFL teams’ radars through his play during the NCAA season, or maybe he will catch a scout’s eye at the combine. But what is a player to do if these conventional methods fail?
UMass-Dartmouth receiver Abiola Aborishade is hoping to take an unlikely route to the NFL by earning a tryout with the Patriots by standing outside the team facilities everyday with a sign extolling his virtues as a player and asking for a shot with the team.
The Jets signed Joe Anderson to the team’s practice squad in 2015 after the former Bears wide receiver posted a photo of himself standing in front of the Texans’ stadium asking for a spot with the team.