Why This Patriots Player Will Return to an $11/Hour Job After the Super Bowl

No Super Bowl week would be complete without some feel-good stories about players stuck in the background, and (duh) this year is no different. On Friday, ESPN ran a piece about a player you almost certainly have never heard of, wide receiver Bernard Reedy, a 26-year-old Patriots player who has been cut six times over the past three-and-a-half years. To add more detail to that, he was out of football in 2015, rehabbed a knee injury in 2016, and was released by the Bucs this past November. Not surprisingly, because of that career volatility, Reedy also has an offseason job where he drives around people who are confined to wheelchairs. Reedy, an undrafted free agent out of Toledo, got his $11/hour job driving for Care Ride (which provides transport to people with terminal illnesses, in addition to people recovering from organ transplants, amputations, heart attacks, strokes and serious accidents) in 2015 after he was axed by the Falcons.

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