A few weeks ago, he was filling up his days helping out with a high school track program and exercising at the health spa.
Kitrick Taylor, released by the Patriots in the exhibition season, didn’t figure he’d be playing football again this season.
“I’d say about the ninth or 10th game I was really counting it out, basically looking forward to next year,” he said. “Then the Chargers called and worked me out and they like what they see.”
Sunday, 11 days after Taylor signed with the Chargers, he took a Kansas City punt 55 yards for a touchdown and gave his teammates cause to cheer. On the play, he darted through two tacklers coming at him straight on, cut left and raced to the end zone untouched.
That tied the game at 21.
“It was pretty much a turnaround because we were down,” Taylor said. “You work hard at special teams and you always believe that special teams is what can make a difference in the game.”