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We've been documenting Silas Redd Jr.'s vintage clothing collection, and then his decision to host a clothing drive in his hometown of Norwalk, Conn.
Well, that officially occurred last Saturday – at the G. W. Carver Community Center – and Redd got some help from some current and former teammates.
Joining him for "Threads For The City" Clothing Drive and Swap was Chris Baker and Rob Kelley, handing out autographs and becoming a draw for more residents to drop off material. It seemed to have worked.
"I grew up here, in this community center, and I just wanted to do something for the city," Redd told the Norwalk Daily Voice. "Me being in the NFL gave me an amazing opportunity to help improve my city, and help with something I think is great, which is contributing clothes to those who are less fortunate. I'm really glad I can be out here and do this for Norwalk."
Redd said that he expects to be fully recovered by the summer after tearing an ACL he suffered in the preseason. Saturday, he just had fun watching his community find some new clothes.
"I was in those shoes," he said. "I understand where they're coming from...Everything I'm doing, hopefully, is relatable to them."