Twelve AAF players have found jobs with NFL teams

AP

Players from the Alliance of American Football were given the green light to sign with NFL teams on Thursday and eleven of them have found new homes already.

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. Given the space on rosters around the league and the chance to look at players in offseason programs as they continue to get underway around the league, there will likely be more to come in the next couple of weeks.

10 responses to “Twelve AAF players have found jobs with NFL teams

  1. The 12 (and counting) aaf players that have been added to nfl rosters, would have been added regardless of whether the aaf existed or not. Teams have 90 man rosters in the offseason, and routinely grab guys off the couch. The real test will be if these players are on the 53 official roster in late August.

  2. sportoficionado says:
    April 5, 2019 at 3:51 pm
    The 12 (and counting) aaf players that have been added to nfl rosters, would have been added regardless of whether the aaf existed or not. Teams have 90 man rosters in the offseason, and routinely grab guys off the couch. The real test will be if these players are on the 53 official roster in late August.

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    You know this how?
    Right, thought so. LMAO.

  3. The 12 (and counting) aaf players that have been added to nfl rosters, would have been added regardless of whether the aaf existed or not. Teams have 90 man rosters in the offseason, and routinely grab guys off the couch. The real test will be if these players are on the 53 official roster in late August.

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    Being in the AAF should help their chances though.

  4. They will be competing with the present day players and 135 college players that declared for the draft. Good luck

  5. always a silver lining with a player look at the 6th and 7th round draft picks that make it and be hall of famers never say never they just need a chance

  6. twelve aaf players have found a spot on expanded off season rosters. thats a more realistic description. lets see how many stick. guessing not many. i watched A LOT of the aaf. i appreciate their hustle and desire, its great to see. i cant stand the quality of execution though. the tackling was awful and the receivers cant catch the ball well. it was hard to watch at times.

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