New Raiders receiver took a four-hour Uber ride to get to his tryout

BY foxsports • August 20, 2015

Wide receiver Devon Wylie certainly took the road less traveled to join the Oakland Raiders.

Wylie, who signed with the Silver and Black on Tuesday, had to scramble to make his out team tryout.

It all started when the former 49er and Kansas City Chief tried out for another team last weekend. He flew into Los Angeles to visit a friend, and then carpooled to Bakersfield, Calif., after.

Wylie got a call from the Raiders on Monday night. They wanted him at their Napa, Calif. training camp by 7 a.m. the following morning. 

One problem: Wylie didn't have a car. So being a pragmatist, he hailed an Uber.

He taxied to his Sacramento home. Four hours later, he was on his way to Napa to eventually join the Raiders.

“I’m totally grateful,” Wylie told the team's official website after his journey. “It’s cool to get another chance when you almost see hope fading, and then a team calls and boom, it’s like, ‘oh shoot, let’s go. I’m pumped.’”

(h/t Oakland Raiders)

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