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Jarrad Page tries out for Los Angeles Dodgers

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Free agent safety Jarrad Page chose football over baseball coming out of UCLA six years ago despite being a three-time draft pick by Major League Baseball. The Los Angeles Angels wanted Page so badly in 2006 that they used a seventh-round pick on him just one month after Page was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Page appeared in 11 games for the Eagles and Vikings last season, starting five. His NFL contract is up, however, and he’s at least flirting with the idea of giving baseball another try.

TheĀ Los Angeles Times reports that Page attended the L.A. Dodgers’ open tryout late this week.

The seriousness of Page’s baseball interest is uncertain. Perhaps he just showed up for fun. But the former decorated high school outfielder has at least one worthwhile fallback option in case this football thing doesn’t work out.

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6 Responses to “Jarrad Page tries out for Los Angeles Dodgers”
  1. nflfollower says: Mar 3, 2012 4:50 PM

    He would’ve made more $$$ in baseball. Seems like this guy had a promising NFL career before he had some injury problems. Baseball seems to lend itself to a little more longevity as well. I think it would be a pretty cool story if he was able to pick it back up, but professional baseball is a difficult sport to just walk back into. We’ve all seen this fail before with athletes who were pretty spectacular.

    And then of course, there was Bo Jackson. STUD.

  2. ernst90 says: Mar 3, 2012 9:14 PM

    And Deion Sanders…

  3. rymexico says: Mar 3, 2012 9:49 PM

    I can tell you right now, if he hits like he tackles, this will be a short tryout.

  4. pack13queens0 says: Mar 3, 2012 11:20 PM

    Going for baseball is just dumb. Nobody cares about baseball.

  5. stercuilus65 says: Mar 5, 2012 3:02 AM

    Unfortunately he wasn’t one of two players picked up by the Dodgers from the tryouts. No harm in taking a shot at it though.

  6. rc33 says: Mar 5, 2012 11:49 AM

    pack13queens0 says: Mar 3, 2012 11:20 PM

    Going for baseball is just dumb. Nobody cares about baseball.
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    Right. There’s no money in baseball and their careers are short-lived.

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