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Football odyssey for New Town's Douglas McNeil III leads to Seahawks contract

Football odyssey for New Town's Douglas McNeil III leads to Seahawks contract

Since graduating from New Town, Douglas McNeil III traveled down a twisted road to get to the NFL. His detours included stops at four colleges, a job at a coffee shop and a season in the Arena Football League with the Portland Thunder. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound former Bowie State wide receiver also had a stint on the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad last season before signing a reserve-future deal with them this week. "It's definitely been a long journey, coming from high school to college to the Arena League to get to this point," McNeil told The Baltimore Sun in a telephone interview. "Joining an organization like Seattle, I already knew about Pete Carroll and...

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