The New Orleans Saints made a couple minor moves to free up room on their roster on Monday night. One move will gain a few more headlines, however, due to the last name of the player.
Mike Golic Jr., son of ESPN radio personality Mike Golic, and Spencer Hadley were both waived by the Saints on Monday. According to Katherine Torrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune:
“Golic, a guard/center, took snaps at the center position during organized team activities with Tim Lelito and Matt Armstrong. However, the Saints are expected to sign veteran center Jonathan Goodwin, making Golic’s position expendable…
“…Hadley, an undrafted rookie free agent is a middle linebacker out of Brigham Young. He was with the Saints during rookie minicamp and the first week of OTAs.”
Golic Jr., signed by the Saints last month, was with the Steelers through the preseason last year but was cut before the start of the regular season. Undrafted out of Notre Dame, Golic never necessarily profiled as an NFL-level talent on the line.
Hey Golic! Yes Greeny? Are you prepared to keep track of all the different practice squads on which your son plays?
To keep things in perspective, making it this far still makes Golic a better football player than pretty much everybody who plays at any level. And you never know when a gig with a team that starts as a depth move might turn into an opportunity to play in the NFL. That will be what Golic Jr. and Hadley, both young players, will hope to find in the coming years.