There’s A Guy Standing Outside The Browns’ Practice Facility Looking To Get On The Team
With the right amount of talent, hard work and perseverance, a Division-I defensive back can crack into the pro ranks. It also helps to, ya know, have an agent. In case one of those isn't readily available, there's always plan B: stand outside the stadium with sign saying you want a roster spot.
Unfortunately, NFL teams aren't your high school girlfriend, so shouting your poems at them from outside their bedroom window doesn't usually work. (Quite frankly, it didn't work with her, either.) Just don't tell that to Monte Gaddis, a 23-year-old former All-American inside linebacker out of Towson University, who is treating a NFL roster spot like a quarterback, and security at the Cleveland Browns' headquarters like offensive lineman.
“I’m not giving up on it until something happens," Gaddis told reporters who were curious why this guy was hanging out in the parking lot of the team's facility in Berea, Ohio. Here's the best part: Browns' general manager Ray Farmer actually came out and spoke with him. We're not sure what the moral of this story is -- never give up on your dreams or the Cleveland Browns are terrible at building quality football teams because they entertain signing players literally off the street -- but it's definitely a first. The better question might be how long until Johnny Manziel is out there with him?
You can read Monte's draft profile, here.
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