Archive - Jul 25, 2013 - Sports Article
Ten years ago at the age of 30, Tarran McCoy of Sweetwater left his home-town for the Washington Redskinsâ€™ training camp in Landover, Md. to try out for a job, and survived the first cut before being let go about a month before the start of the regular season.
A decade later at age 40 â€” an age when NFL players are usually well into their next careers â€” he is ready to try again.
After spending time with three different NFL teams a year ago, former Sweetwater High School football star Joseph Banyard is hoping to find a home this season with the Minnesota Vikings.
Banyard is scheduled to report to the Vikingsâ€™ training camp today, which will be at Minnesota State University in Mankato, and begins practicing Friday. He hopes to still be around after the Vikingsâ€™ current 90-man roster is cut to the 53-player limit for the teamâ€™s season opener on Sept. 8.