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Gbaja-Biamila glad to be home

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chargers.com/news/headline_detail.cfm?news_key=2596">Chargers.com</a>
    <blockquote>By Casey Pearce

    <img align="left" alt="Akbar Gbaja-Biamila" id="image2177" title="Akbar Gbaja-Biamila" src="http://bolttalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/gbaja-biamila_akbar.jpg" />Akbar Gbaja-Biamila had traveled the country in hopes of earning a chance to extend his NFL playing career, but his tryouts left him frustrated and empty handed."  After being cut by the Oakland Raiders at the conclusion of training camp last fall, Gbaja-Biamila knew that he had some football left in him, if only he could find the right home.

    "In my entire athletic career, I'd never been cut," Gbaja-Biamila said."  "For the first month or so, I was a little down, but then I started getting phone calls from all over the place and felt like I was going to land somewhere."

    Trips to Miami, Tampa, Dallas, Washington and even Green Bay where his brother Kabeer had established himself as an All Pro proved to be fruitless."  But while working out one day in his San Diego home, Gbaja-Biamila made a spur-of-the-moment decision to see if there might be an opportunity for him in his back yard.</blockquote>
    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chargers.com/news/headline_detail.cfm?news_key=2596"><strong>Article Link</strong></a>

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