Earlier this week, it was confirmed the Alliance of American Football League would not continue any longer after just eight weeks of action. The team’s official Twitter account gave the green light for players to sign with any NFL teams that they so choose.
What has happened since has been very encouraging to say the least. At least twelve players have been signed so far.
PFT breaks it down:
“The Panthers have shown the most interest in players with experience in the short-lived league. They signed wide receiver Rashad Ross on Thursday and then added three offensive linemen on Friday. Brandon Greene, Parker Collins and Kitt O’Brien will all try for an extended stay in Carolina.
The Steelers and Vikings have each signed two players from the short-lived league. Defensive back Jack Tocho and offensive lineman J.C. Hassenauer landed in Pittsburgh while the Vikings added San Antonio Commanders teammates Derron Smith and Duke Thomas to their secondary.
Browns quarterback Garrett Gilbert, Broncos cornerback De’Vante Bausby, Washington defensive end Andrew Ankrah and Chiefs cornerback Keith Reaser have also jumped leagues this week.”
Despite the abrupt shutdown of the upstart league, the main goal of the AAF was to give players a second shot to show what they had, and that’s exactly what it did as you see multiple players are being given their first shot or second shot at being in the NFL.