The UFL has barely been a blip on the football radar the last two years. The league has seemingly teetered on extinction at times, but the NFL’s current work stoppage gives it a great chance for new life.
The UFL could steal some of the NFL’s attention in July and August if the lockout continues. It will also try to steal some of its players much sooner than that.
New Hartford Colonials coach Jerry Glanville told Florio on PFT Live Thursday that he will aggressively go after players that go undrafted in April’s NFL Draft. NFL teams won’t be able sign undrafted players during a work stoppage.
“I think this is an unbelievable opportunity . . . I promise you I’ll be on someone’s front porch,” Glanville said. “I’ll be there in person. If we can sign the people that we want to sign that aren’t drafted, we’ll have great football teams.”
The best of the undrafted free agents may not listen. But if the UFL could convince others to try their league first, they would create an uncomfortable situation for the big boys.