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Joe Anderson’s outside the box thinking and willingness to do whatever it takes landed him a spot on the New York Jets practice squad.  The wide receiver was signed six weeks after famously standing outside the Houston Texans’ stadium for a few days with a sign asking for an NFL job.

Anderson posted a picture of himself holding a piece of cardboard box with the words “Not homeless … but STARVING for success” on Instagram that quickly went viral. He also wrote on the sign in black marker: “Will Run Routes 4 Food” and added the hashtags: #Whateverittakes, #UnderDog, #Hungry and #IBelieve.

via ESPN:

He practiced with the Jets on Tuesday, rejoining former Chicago teammate and fellow wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

Anderson was signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Southern in 2012 and played in nine games, mostly on special teams, for parts of two seasons. His 2013 season ended with an abdominal and groin injury that landed him on injured reserve and he was later waived.

He was with Philadelphia in the 2014 offseason and spent time in the CFL, but had been out of a job in football this season.

The married father of two added that it was not a publicity stunt, but he was doing it to fulfill a dream and to inspire others to do the same.

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