The path to the NFL for Vernon Adams has a new speed bump in it. After earning an invitation to try out at a rookie mini-camp hosted by the Seattle Seahawks, the former Oregon quarterback learned that he will have to find work in the league elsewhere as the Seahawks did not sign Adams to a contract.
Instead, the Seahawks chose to sign former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin, who has a legitimate shot to become Russell Wilson's backup, according to general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll.
Adams was not drafted by any team in the seven rounds of this year's NFL Draft, nor was he signed afterwards as an undrafted free agent by anyone. The tryout with the Seahawks was the first break Adams had gotten in the process, but he was going up against some tough competition in a quarterback like Boykin.
However, this isn't the end of the road for Adams. According to Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post, Adams will be trying out for the Redskins this weekend, so Oregon fans will want to keep an eye on how that goes.