Former Baltimore Ravens cornerback Shareece Wright signed with the Buffalo Bills last month. The Bills started the voluntary OTAs (practice) on Monday morning in Orchard Park, NY. and Wright was planning to fly there from Chicago's O'Hare airport. It's unclear what happened to that planned flight, but it seems something forced Wright to change his plans — and not wanting to miss his first day with the team, he thought outside of the box…and called Uber.
The 550-mile, 8-hour drive began at 11 p.m. on Sunday night and ended up costing $632.08. Wright tipped the driver $300. Interestingly, Uber is not currently available in Buffalo until June 29th. I hope Wright is able to get a flight home.
Wright will be competing for a starting CB position against returning starter Ronald Darby and the teams first round draft pick this year, Tre'davious White. How impressed will the coaches be at Wright's determination to get to a voluntary mini-camp?
The whole thing was chronicled on Twitter by one of Wright's representative, Tamerat Berhe: