Former Philadelphia Eagles Safety Jarrad Page Trying Out for Los Angeles Dodgers

By Bryn Swartz

There were way too many players who underachieved for the Eagles this season. Most of them were former Pro Bowl players who were signed to one-year deals this offseason.

But a few were veterans fighting for a starting job, such as sixth year safety Jarrad Page, who might have been the biggest disappointment of the so-called fringe players.

Page started the first five games but mercifully was cut by the Eagles after he missed four tackles (FOUR!) in the loss to the Buffalo Bills in week five.

He was picked up by the Vikings midway through the 2011 season but has now decided to try his hand in baseball. Again.

Page, who played shortstop and the outfield at UCLA from 2003 to 2005, recently attended an open tryout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

He had previously been drafted three times: by the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth round of the 2002 MLB draft, by the Colorado Rockies in the 32nd round of the 2005 MLB draft, and by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the seventh round of the 2006 MLB draft.

He compiled just a .199 batting average with four home runs and 28 RBIs in 199 at bats in college, but I think it’s safe to say that no matter how badly he plays in baseball, it’ll be an improvement over his football skills.

After all, it’d be almost impossible for him to be a worse hitter in baseball than in football.

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