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Connor Halliday decides to give NFL another try

Connor Halliday’s retirement from football was nearly as brief as his stint with the Washington Redskins, the team that signed him as undrafted free agent out of Washington State last spring.

Halliday boarded a flight home from Kansas City on Tuesday after a tryout with the Chiefs. He worked out for the team on Tuesday morning before meeting with coach Andy Reid and his staff. The team cannot sign Halliday until after the preseason is over in two weeks, at which point Halliday hopes the team will sign him to its practice squad.

“I think it would be good for me to get my feet wet and learn the system under coach Reid,” Halliday said.

Halliday also told The Spokesman-Review via text message that he might be open to playing in the Canadian Football League.

After leaving Washington on the eve of Redskins rookie training camp, Halliday returned to Spokane, and has been helping the Ferris High football team prepare for its season under coach Jim Sharkey.

Halliday made 28 starts at WSU and has the all-time school records for passing yards (11,304) and touchdowns (90). Against California last season he threw for 734 yards, more than any quarterback had done in a single game in NCAA history.