A rare down year in East Lansing influenced seeing only two former Michigan State Spartans hear their names called in the 2017 NFL Draft: defensive lineman Malik McDowell (2nd Round, Seattle Seahawks) and defensive back Montae Nicholson (4th Round, Washington Redskins)
But as is the case with countless draft hopefuls, a lot of former Spartans signed free agent deals after go undrafted this past spring. One player who did not ink a pro contract was Macgarrett Kings Jr., who still remains a free agent as preseason camps get underway.
Kings, a former wide receiver and return man for MSU from 2012-15, is going every route to apply for an NFL job… and we mean every route.
The picture appears to show Kings outside the Miami Dolphins training facility holding up a piece of cardboard that reads, “READY FOR WORK, WILL WORK FOR FREE!” (Gold star for anyone who can make out the finer-print on the piece of cardboard)
While there is some level of humor to his approach at finding an NFL team to sign him, it is at least a bit head-scratching as to how Kings is not employed yet, even just as a flier. The Fort Lauderdale-native totaled over 1,500 yards from scrimmage primarily as a complementary receiver for MSU from 2012-15 and also was a contributor in the punt return game (50 ret, 366 yards).