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Imagine how excited you would be to begin working at your dream job. San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Quinton Patton can certainly relate.
After being chosen by the 49ers in the fourth round of last week’s draft, the ex-Louisiana Tech star bought a plane ticket and flew out to the Bay Area from Nashville before renting a car and heading out to 49ers’ headquarters to start working with his new team.
The problem? Patton didn’t tell his new bosses that he’d be coming in to work early.
“We had to go, ‘You’re where? What airport did you fly in to? You’re in a rental car driving here?’” Harbaugh said (KNBR-AM via NFL.com) after Patton called the team from his rental car. “‘Yeah, coach, 20 minutes away.’ We go, ‘He can’t be here, he can’t come here. He’s not allowed to be at our facility.’”
Other than participating in the usual post-draft media introductions, rookies are prohibited from working out at team facilities until rookie mini-camps begin.
The 49ers had to tell Patton to go home to Nashville until the start of rookie mini-camp on May 10.
While there’s little doubt that Harbaugh appreciated Patton’s enthusiasm, it will be interesting to see whether or not Patton maintains his eager spirit later this summer during his first NFL training camp.
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Rookie Quinton Patton eager to work(AP Photo) The 49ers rookie wide receiver Quinton Patton has already made a lasting impression on coach Jim Harbaugh, who told KNBR raidio on Wednesday that Patton is already he’s favorite guy. Patton was the 49ers fourth round pick from Louisiana Tech, unfortunately the young man was a little too eager to begin working with his new team, and...
The San Francisco 49ers have to give rookie wideout Quinton Patton an a for effort.
After being selected in the fourth-round of the 2013 NFL draft, Patton wasted zero time in his effort to get to work.
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49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told \ KNBR-AM in San Francisco that he had to send rookie wide receiver Quinton Patton home for showing up to work too early.
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Tweet Quinton Patton was drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers with the 128th overall pick. The wide receiver out of Louisiana Tech was eager to get to the Bay Area and get to work on his NFL career. Apparently he was a little too over-zealous, though, [...]
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