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NFL Player's Networking Skills Get Him A Job

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Shiloh Keo played for the Texans from 2011 to 2014, which overlapped with Wade Phillips’s time as the team’s defensive coordinator. Phillips went to the Broncos, and Keo became a free agent this season after the Bengals released him. Earlier this month, the safety figured it’d be worth tweeting at Phillips to check for any openings. Today, it paid off.

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The Broncos signed safety Josh Bush on Dec. 1. Keo wondered why it wasn’t him:

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He got a response from Phillips:

Phillips must have kept Keo in mind, because Denver signed him today:

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And Keo didn’t even have to resort to LinkedIn.

Photo: AP


Contact the author at samer@deadspin.com.

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