Ben Boulware was a brief member of the San Francisco 49ers. He signed with the team last week as a member of the practice squad, and was then released on Tuesday. After the news dropped, Boulware took to Twitter to give us some insight into the rough life of trying to make an NFL roster:
10:34 AM - Signed expensive lease for my new apt— Ben Boulware (@benboulware7) September 12, 2017
11:52 AM - Picked up mom+gf from airport to visit for week
11:55 AM - Got Cut#LifeofTheNFL
He followed that up by saying he knew life goes on, and that he believes “100 percent” that he can play and flourish in the NFL. He has a good attitude at least, but this is one of the reasons I don’t personally spend much time predicting 53-man rosters and the like — roster cutdowns are always a sad day for a lot of people, and I’ve never been able to get excited about it.
“This is nothing new to me,” Boulware said in another Tweet. “I’ve been doubted my entire life. All I know is work. If I control the input and not the output, doors will open.”
Boulware was the College Football Playoff National Championship Defensive MVP in 2017. He played college ball at Clemson and went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Carolina Panthers first scooped him up after the draft, but released him as a part of roster cuts.
He joined the 49ers on Sept. 5 and was released on Sept. 12. Only time will tell if he’s going to be back, but I hope he does land no his feet somewhere.