After getting cut seven times, Eagles’ Andre Chachere thankful for latest chance

He’s been released 10 times by six different teams, so you can understand why Andre Chachere is so grateful every time he walks into the front door at the NovaCare Complex.

You read all the time about 1st-round picks and multi-million dollar contract extensions and massive signing bonuses.

Chachere is on the other end of the NFL spectrum, an undrafted player who has nothing guaranteed and knows he has to out-work, out-play and out-perform everybody else just to keep his job.

“Any opportunity I get, I’m very thankful,” Chachere said. “Especially around Thanksgiving time, you like to count your blessings. 

“Every time I’ve been let go and picked up, I’m always thankful, whether it’s just a workout, practice squad, finally making a roster, whatever it is, I’m just thankful for the opportunity, and I’ll never take it for granted.”

Chachere played at San Jose State and was third in the Mountain West Conference with four interceptions in 2015 (one more than Wyoming’s Marcus Epps). He graduated in 2017 and then bounced around NFL camps and practice squads for three years without playing a snap.

“Started with Houston and went to Detroit and then went to Arizona, then to Carolina and back to Arizona, and then to Indianapolis and then here,” he says, listing all his NFL stops with a laugh. “Crazy.”

He was released nine times before he ever got to play a single down in the NFL. But he…

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