What Becomes of Players After the NFL Draft?

A profile of the struggles of a Falcons practice squad player

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY on Saturday, April 28, 2007. (Photo by Richard Schultz/NFLPhotoLibrary)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the NFL draft in 2007. ( Richard Schultz/NFLPhotoLibrary)

Despite going undrafted, Patrick Schiller, an outside linebacker from Northern Illinois University, was eventually signed to the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad. His uncle, writer Charles Siebert, follows Schiller during his time in Atlanta, detailing the hardships his nephew faced in the NFL community.

Read Siebert’s profile in the New York Times Magazine here.


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