Pierre Woods was working as a groundskeeper at the University of Michigan when the New England Patriots called him this week.
Next thing you know, Woods inked a two-year contract with the Patriots.
After the Pats waived outside linebacker Shawn Crable after the Steelers game in his second stint with the team, Bill Belichick called upon one of old reliables, much like Junior Seau in the past, in Woods.
Woods looks like he will be more than just a stop-gap in addressing New England linebacker core and special teams. Although it’s unlikely, with Tully Banta-Cain’s return to health, that Woods will be used as a sub-package rusher for New England, his presence on special teams could be a major boost.
One things for certain, playing for the New England Patriots with a base salary of $630,000 this season, sure beats working as a groundskeeper at your alma mater. Just ask Pierre Woods.