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Brennan Williams set to swap gridiron for WWE after Patriots release

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It looks like there could be another football player ready to quit the gridiron in favor of the WWE ring, according to reports today.

Following in the footsteps of The Rock and Roman Reigns, Brennan Williams - a former third round draft pick briefly with the New England Patriots this week - is the latest footballing talent preparing to put his skill set to use in the squared circle.

According to Williams' father, Brent, via Boston Herald reporter Adam Kurkjian, the 24-year-old is set to take up an offer from the WWE having suffered yet another setback on the road to NFL success.


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Kurkjian relayed the information in a series of Tweets:

Williams looked set for a solid NFL career when he was selected in the third round of the 2013 draft by the Houston Texans.

Since then, though, things have not gone according to plan. Requiring knee surgery soon after his arrival in Texas, Williams didn't see the field during his rookie year and was released in July 2014.

He went the entirety of the 2014 season without a team and spent several months with the Jaguars earlier this year before linking up with the reigning Super Bowl champions. Unfortunately, despite the positive start to the week, things simply haven't worked out for Williams in the NFL.

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Still, considering the circumstances, transferring his skills to the WWE is unlikely to be seen as a backward step by the 24-year-old.

Williams' WWE obsession has been well-documented in the past and he displayed his in-depth knowledge of the business in an interview with Bleacher Report earlier this year.

When WWE fans learn, too, that he found out about his Patriots opportunity on Monday whilst watching RAW, it is clear the WWE career path isn't a random choice.

Whether he can be as successful as those failed football players who have found fame in the WWE before him remains to be seen. But, coming in as a 6' 6", 314 pound bonafide fan certainly won't do him any harm.

Williams is heading to Booker T's Reality of Wrestling school in Houston to begin his training.

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