Amazingly, undrafted free agent Mario Benavides could be in two places at once this weekend. Shortly after the 2013 NFL Draft where Benavides, former Louisville center, went undrafted, it was reported that he was joining the Kansas City Chiefs. From April 28:
Congrats to Mario Benavides, the best center in college football last year, who will report to the Kansas City Chiefs!— Global Sports MgtGrp (@GlblSprts) April 28, 2013
There are two types of undrafted players that could join your team -- those that have a contract and those that are on a tryout basis. Benavides was on a tryout basis, which means he has no official obligation to the Chiefs. The Chiefs rookie minicamp is May 10-12 at Arrowhead, which is presumably the time and place he would be expected to report to the Chiefs for a tryout.
The Cincinnati Bengals just announced they will have nine tryout players for their rookie minicamp. Among those is ... Mario Benavides. The dates are May 10-12, the same as the Chiefs rookie minicamp.
So Benavides is trying out for Cincy AND KC? In the same weekend? This will answer the age old question of whether you can be in two places at once.
By the way, check out these interesting tweets from Benavides after the draft:
(1) Sorry it has taken so long but I just want to say thank you for all of your support. It really is overwhelming. Things did not go as..— Mario Benavides (@supermariob55) April 28, 2013
(2) expected but an opportunity is an opportunity. Misconceptions about my medical history have hurt my stock along with league moving away— Mario Benavides (@supermariob55) April 28, 2013
(3) from "pure centers". I believe I can play guard and will do whatever I can to prove that. All that I asked for was an opportunity and I— Mario Benavides (@supermariob55) April 28, 2013
(4) got one. Nothing will change about how I feel about you all. I will continue to do what I have always done and that us battle.— Mario Benavides (@supermariob55) April 28, 2013
We'll try to come up with a complete list of the tryout players before this weekend. Wish us luck.