Pro Day workouts are primarily for college players who are entering this year’s NFL draft, but occasionally players who attended the school in years past and hope to get picked up as free agents show up as well. It’s rare, however, for a 32-year-old NFL veteran to work out at a Pro Day.
At Tennessee’s Pro Day today, however, the 32-year-old wide receiver Robert Meachem will be there.
Meachem spent time in jail last month for failing to pay child support and alimony, and he needs the money an NFL paycheck could provide. He’d surely sign with any team that would give him a chance at making the roster.
But it’s unlikely he’ll end up on a roster this season. He’ll turn 33 in September and the last time he played, in 2014, he managed only seven catches on the season. Meachem wants to kick-start his career, but it’s probably too late.