Via The Victory Formation:
Matt Brown, the former Big East Special Teams Player of the Year from Temple, was on his way to Saskatchewan to play in the CFL for the Roughriders. All he had to do was board his plane and head to Canada and sign his contract. One problem: His passport expired. But this couldn’t have been a more perfect mistake by Brown. His irresponsibility landed him a deal with an NFL team.
According to a report from Philly.com, Brown was supposed to fly out on Tuesday, but because he couldn’t enter Canada, he ended up staying behind. He was busy working on getting a new passport when his agent told him he was contacted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brown ended up flying to Florida to sign a contract with Tampa Bay. He was allowed to sign with Tampa because he had not signed his CFL deal. The Roughriders probably will ask their next prospect if he has a current passport before offering him a deal. I think they’ll survive this crushing loss of a free agent. But congrats to Brown for realizing his NFL dream.