Dax Raymond update

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Dax Raymond update

Post by mike1126 » August 25th, 2020, 5:40 am

Dax Raymond was waived as injured by the team on Saturday (Steelers) — went unclaimed. Therefore, Raymond has reverted to the Steelers injured reserve players. He injured his ankle at practice last week.



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Re: Dax Raymond update

Post by aggies22 » August 25th, 2020, 6:53 am

That sucks. He just can't seem to stay healthy.



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Re: Dax Raymond update

Post by Yossarian » August 25th, 2020, 10:04 am

An injury to a scout team player is almost like a career death sentence. I wish him the best but he certainly has a daunting task to convince another team to take a chance on him.



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Re: Dax Raymond update

Post by swordsman1989 » August 27th, 2020, 7:08 am

Yossarian wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 10:04 am
An injury to a scout team player is almost like a career death sentence. I wish him the best but he certainly has a daunting task to convince another team to take a chance on him.
Sad news. Really wish he had been able to stay healthy.

While you aren't going to get rich, a guy can make a decent living for a few years as a scout/practice team player. A few years ago, when I was flying for a small regional airline, we had a layover in Buffalo. We got in the hotel van, and the driver said we had to wait for one more person, apparently a player for the Buffalo Bills. After he got in, we started chatting with him for a bit and it turns out this guy was basically a career scout team player. Supposedly he had a skill set that mirrored another player, so he got weekly/bi-weekly contracts to basically be that player for the scout team of the teams that were about to play that team. He said he would bounce around 10-12 different teams throughout the season, on $8,000 - $10,000 weekly contracts. Plus he would get some contracts for mini-camps, or fall camps. He said he was able to pull in between $150,000 to $200,000 per year as a guy who would never play a down in the NFL, and he hoped to be able to do that as long as he could. I asked him if that was better than playing in the CFL, and he said it depends. Some guys make more money as a starter in the CFL, and some guys can make more money bouncing around as an NFL scout team player. He also said a lot of guys can make some extra money as background players for movies and television shows. Anyway, as long as you are relatively healthy, you can make a decent living playing football even if you never play a down in the NFL or CFL. Not necessarily Dax Raymond related, but it was something I had never really though of before. I had basically thought that you were either in the NFL or CFL, or out of football.
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Re: Dax Raymond update

Post by AggiesForever » August 27th, 2020, 11:55 am

Its kind of like playing the side bet eed and black squares in routlette. You only make 3 to 1, but you can MAKE MONEY over time doing that. I've never left a roulette table empty handed because that practice. But its also been a while since I played, too, due to some . . er . . . commitments I have had. :)



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Re: Dax Raymond update

Post by AGGIEFIGHT » August 31st, 2020, 10:13 am

I saw the steelers resigned him after he cleared waivers and then put him on injured reserve. He will receive a salary
and be eligible to play after 8 weeks. The steelers must see some potential in him to keep him on the squad.
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Re: Dax Raymond update

Post by AggiePT » November 3rd, 2020, 2:47 pm

Just signed with Packers Practice squad! I wonder if Jlove put in a good word!
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Re: Dax Raymond update

Post by GameFAQSAggie » November 3rd, 2020, 3:10 pm

AggiePT wrote:
November 3rd, 2020, 2:47 pm
Just signed with Packers Practice squad! I wonder if Jlove put in a good word!
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Re: Dax Raymond update

Post by Aggie_CEE » November 3rd, 2020, 4:17 pm

Oh the good old days when we could make it to the endzone. Congrats to Dax! Hope he does well and can make his way onto the roster.
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