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Detroit Lions' Matt Asiata is an NFL survivor
Linda Smith (Linda)
Free Member · Join Date: 25 May, 2017 · Posts 873
13 Jun, 2017 · #1
Detroit Lions running back Matt Asiata walked off the practice field NFL Jerseys Cheap Wednesday in Allen Park and tried to explain what his role would be. With eNBA Basketball Jerseys verything so new to Asiata since the Lions signed him Monday to a one-year deal, it wasn’t easy for him to define his future. But he tried. “It’s hard to say right now because it’s OTAs,” he said, “but I’m just trying to improve with the plays and trying to get Jerseys For Cheap out here and try to gain the respect from the guys out here and try to do my best out here.” Trying. Asiata must have said the word a dozen times in his six-minute interview with reporters. Officially, coach Jim Caldwell said, Asiata will be a running back and special-team contributor and a complement to Ameer Abdullah, who remains the starter. Unofficially, Asiata’s role is clear: survivor. Asiata had to start at Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike a junior college after he committed to Brigham Young but didn’t have the grades to attend the school. He eventually transferred to Utah, but he broke his leg in his first game there. Four games into his senior season, he tore his ACL. He was undrafted in 2011 and signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings but was placed on the practice squad Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale and cut early in the season. He spent that season working for an industrial-supply company in Salt Lake City. The Vikings brought him back in 2012, where his blocking helped Cheap Jerseys Online Adrian Peterson run for 2,097 yards. Last year, with Peterson sidelined, Asiata led the Vikings with six rushing touchdowns. But they didn’t bring him back. “Was I surprised?” he said. “Um, no not really, because A.P.’s gone Cheap NFL Jerseys Free Shipping and they’re going to try to bring more young guys in. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen, so I’ve got an opportunity here.”
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