Ticats' Caldwell puts real life on hold

Former NFL free safety David Caldwell (left, 42) is trying out as a linebacker with the Tiger-Cats...

Former NFL free safety David Caldwell (left, 42) is trying out as a linebacker with the Tiger-Cats during mini-camp this week in The Hammer. (DAVE ABEL/QMI AGENCY)

MIKE KOREEN, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 10:31 PM ET

David Caldwell just is not ready to settle into that 9-to-5 lifestyle just yet.

That’s why the former Indianapolis Colts starting free safety, armed with a finance degree from The College of William & Mary (Pinball Clemons’ old school) along with teaching credentials, finds himself here for a three-day mini-camp with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

While evaluating job offers and opportunities this winter at home in Montclair, N.J., Caldwell, 26, got a call from the Ticats that made him think about giving football one last shot.

After calls to former Colts head coach Jim Caldwell (now head coach of the Detroit Lions) and position coach Alan Williams to ask for their thoughts, David Caldwell decided to test the CFL waters.

“I was really seeking a job to start a career while staying in shape just in case the opportunity presented itself,” Caldwell said Tuesday after the Ticats went indoors in Stoney Creek for an on-field session.


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