Perhaps taking his disappointing 2011 campaign as a sign he needs a backup career plan, Jarrad Page is pursuing other avenues of athletic employment, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Among those at #Dodgers open tryout: Doug Davis and #Vikings safety Jarrad Page.
â Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) March 1, 2012
Page, 27, has some baseball experience. He originally was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth round of the 2002 draft, though he opted to attend UCLA instead. He has been drafted three times overall, most recently by the Los Angeles Angels in 2006, but he never signed.
Page played one season with the Bruins in 2004, batting .233 with three homers and 19 RBI in 120 at-bats.
Page began last season with the Eagles, but he was cut in November despite being third on the team in tackles. Before his release, Page was in the same New York nightclub as Giants receiver Victor Cruz when a man was shot and killed, although the Eagles stated the safety's release had nothing to do with that incident. He signed with the Vikings on Nov. 29 and had only one tackle in five games.
Page is scheduled to become a free agent March 13.