Earlier today, former Kentucky kicker Austin MacGinnis earned a tryout opportunity with the New York Giants.
And then this evening, it was also reported that Macginnis’ UK teammate, tight end C.J. Conrad, tried out for the Seattle Seahawks today, as well.
Seahawks reported tryouts: TEs Keenen Brown, C.J. Conrad, Wes Saxton (signed to practice squad); CB Jayson Stanley.
— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) November 27, 2019
Back on April 27, Conrad signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent and stuck around with the team through camp and the majority of the preseason. And then on September 1, the former Wildcat signed on to the Giants practice squad after being cut from the active roster.
He was then waived from the practice squad on Sept. 18, with the 6-foot-5 tight end trying out with New England, Tennessee, and Cleveland since then.
At Kentucky, Conrad played in 49 career games with 42 starts, totaling 80 catches with 1,015 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in that time. In his four-year career, Conrad became the 28th player to reach the 1,000 receiving yard mark, and his 12 career TDs catches are the second-most TD receptions by a tight end in UK history, one behind James Whalen (13 from 1997-99). He ended his impressive Kentucky career at No. 28 on the career receiving yards list.
Here’s to hoping Conrad is picked up by another NFL team sooner rather than later.