Former Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammie Parker appears to be trying to make a comeback.
According to Alex Marvez, Parker is working out at the Super Regional combine in Dallas.
Blast from the past: Ex-#Chiefs WR Samie Parker is working out at Super Regional combine in Dallas
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) April 8, 2013
Though they don’t get a ton of publicity, these regional combines have unearthed some talent over the years.
…the Regional Combines did make an impact last season on the NFL landscape. Although there was not any Kurt Warner type finds, there were 87 players in 2012 that were signed by NFL teams, 4 of which were drafted in the sixth round. By the end of the 2012 season, 14 of the 87 players finished on 53 man rosters and another 14 finished on practice squads. Starting Rams’ kicker, Greg Zuerlien and punter, Johnny Hekker, were both by-products of the Regional Combine.
So what is Parker doing there?
I guess he is trying to make a comeback. Sammie is 32 and has been playing football in Canada. Last year he played for the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL.
The Chiefs drafted Parker in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He underachieved with the team for a few seasons before getting offseason tryouts with the Donkeys, Panthers, Seahwaks and Faiders. He wasn’t able to stick. In his NFL career he caught 110 passes for 1,529 yards and seven TDs.
Hard to see Parker making a comeback now. Receivers tend to fall off in their 30s and Parker wasn’t ever that good to begin with. Perhaps he might snag an invitation to some team’s camp. Can’t blame him for trying, I guess.
What do you think, Addicts? Do you want Sammie Parker back in KC?