If you saw that the Washington Redskins signed running back Robert Hughes to their practice squad on Monday and you were saying to yourself, “I swear I know him from somewhere,” you’re not alone.
I caught myself saying the exact same thing. In fact, it’s been bugging me most of the day.
But then it finally hit me: Hughes, who played collegiately at Notre Dame, was one of the athletes featured on ESPN Films’ “Dotted Line,” which gave an in-depth look at the world of sports agents.
The documentary, directed by Morgan Spurlock, shows one agent in particular visiting Hughes at his home and swooning the running back and his mother to the point that they decided to hire him.
Hughes eventually went undrafted in 2011 and was signed as a college free agent by the Chicago Bears, where he was cut before the regular season.
He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past April and was released during the team’s final round of cuts on Friday. The Redskins announced Hughes’ signing to their practice squad today.
While at Notre Dame, Hughes — who stands at 5-foot-11 and weights 235 pounds — ran for 1,392 yards on 321 attempts (4.3 yards per carry) and also caught 43 passes for 370 yards. With the Bears last preseason, Hughes rushed for 69 yards and two touchdowns.
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