Pete Carroll says it would be 'all but impossible' for Nate Robinson to make the NFL

BY foxsports • June 15, 2016

Three-time NBA dunk champion Nate Robinson has a football background and football skills but hasn't played competitively over a decade. 

Nevertheless, NFL teams look far and wide for potential contributors. Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll also has a relationship with Robinson, and so he decided to give the 32-year-old former University of Washington Husky cornerback (he played one season on a football scholarship) a tryout on Monday.

The next day, Carroll offered an upbeat (as Carroll does) but realistic assessment of Robinson's chances, via

Recently Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan jested that LeBron James could play tight end in the NFL.

"You look at him, he's physical ... look at the range -- there's no way you can cover him," Ryan said. "Fast, physical, we'll give it a shot."

It's a fun thought experiment and I certainly wouldn't doubt LeBron, but it would be extremely difficult for anyone on the other side of 30 to make an NFL roster.


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