Eagles punt returner Britton Covey stopped with fans Monday night after the defense denied him a lot of clearance for players.

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NFL players sometimes have trouble stopping games. Philadelphia Eagles punt returner Britton Covey had to stop among fans before heading to Lincoln Financial Field for the Eagles’ Monday night game against the Minnesota Vikings.

According to ESPNCovey was denied access to the players a lot for two reasons: He wasn’t promoted from the practice squad to the active roster in time and didn’t have a proper parking pass, and security personnel didn’t recognize him!

“I was promoted to the active roster. I’m a return guy,” Covey told ESPN. “They looked at me kind of suspicious, and after a while they said, ‘Look, man. Sorry, you don’t have a pass.’ I didn’t want to make a scene, so I said, ‘Okay, point to where everybody’s looking.’ So they point to me. Everyone Other parks.”

Covey then parked at a fan spot, where his parking pass was accepted. However, it was a quarter of a mile from the stadium, and Cowie had to ask fans for directions. Interestingly, some fans actually recognized him.

“Some of them looked at me and said, ‘That guy feels like…’ and finally I said, ‘Are we ready to play?’ And they said, ‘Yes, are you?’

The Utah product is listed on the Eagles’ official roster as 5-foot-8, 173 pounds, so he doesn’t exactly stand out in the crowd when fans head to a prime-time matchup. Upon his arrival at Covey Stadium, he returned three punts for 14 yards in a 24–7 win over Minnesota.

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