Former Northeast Catholic (PA) wide receiver RaShaun Sligh stood outside of the NovaCare Complex, awaiting the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles to give him a chance to prove himself to them and become and NFL star.
Sligh’s chance has come to attempt to play professional football in Philadelphia – just not with the Eagles. The Soul have signed Sligh to a one-day contract to try out with the team. He will attend their practice at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday.
“Being both Northeast Philadelphia resident and Temple alum myself, RaShaun’s story caught my eye,” Soul co-owner Cosmo DeNicola said. “After a conversation with our coaching staff, I found out that they were already looking to bring him in for a closer look, and we decided to pull the trigger.”
Also, bringing in Sligh for a tryout comes after wide receiver suffered an injury in their last game against the Cleveland Gladiators. “We need somebody to step up and take Chris’ role,” Soul head coach Clint Dolziel said.
The Soul are 8-0 on the season, but they face their toughest opponent this Sunday in the Tampa Bay Storm. Should Sligh make the team, he will have a shot to prove himself against one of the best defenses in the league. The game is set for 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcasted on CBS Sports Network.