October 17 Camden Courier-Post:
“In an important NFC East showdown against the Giants on Dec. 13 last season, Trevor Laws spent the game on the sideline in street clothes, a healthy scratch for the first time in his career.
Next game, same result. Same with the next one, the one after — the final regular-season game and the playoff loss to Dallas.
Laws, a 2008 second-round pick chosen two spots ahead of DeSean Jackson, then headed into an offseason of uncertainty. In two seasons, his résumé consisted of 28 tackles, no sacks, no forced fumbles and one meaningless fumble recovery in mop-up duty of a blowout win over Dallas in the 2008 season finale.
If he had been a fifth-round pick or an undrafted free agent, he could have packed his bags and put the house on the market.
“In the NFL, you never really know [about the future]. It’s always tough,” Laws said recently. “I had confidence I could play the game. I knew that they drafted me here for a reason.””
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