In a shocking turn of events, Cameron Kinley is set to live out his dream after the defense secretary plans to reverse course and allow the undrafted rookie cornerback to attend training camp.
According to Lucas Tomlinson, an announcement from the Pentagon should be coming soon.
The U.S. Navy had previously denied Kinley’s request for a waiver to defer his service commitment and pursue a career in the NFL. It drew so much attention from fans and the likes of Florida senator Marco Rubio, who wrote a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to intervene.
“I made the commitment when I signed my contract before my junior year and I’m still willing to honor that commitment,” Kinley added. “I just want to be able to delay my commission to play in the NFL first and be that ambassador for the Navy and help recruit. And after my time in the NFL, go serve as an officer in the Navy. I’m definitely looking forward to that career.”
The 6-2 and 204 pound CB signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Navy following the 2021 NFL Draft.
During his college career, Kinley recorded 88 total tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one interception and 12 pass defenses in 27 career games.