FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Joe Anderson's outside-the-box thinking finally paid off.

The wide receiver was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad Tuesday, about six weeks after he stood outside the Houston Texans' stadium for a few days with a sign asking for an NFL job.

Anderson posted a picture of himself holding a piece of cardboard box with the words ''Not homeless ... but starving for success'' on Instagram that quickly went viral.

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Anderson was signed by Chicago as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Southern in 2012 and played in nine games, mostly on special teams, for parts of two seasons. He was with Philadelphia in the 2014 offseason and spent time in the CFL, but had been out of a job in football this season.

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