Vikings add another ex-AAFer in S Jordan Martin

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Shortly after it broke that linebacker Greer Martini became the fourth former Alliance of American Football player to sign with the Vikings came word of a fifth addition to the roster.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Vikings have signed safety Jordan Martin. Garafolo adds that Martin had a workout with the Eagles on Tuesday before landing a deal in Minnesota.

Martin had 31 tackles and an interception with the San Diego Fleet before the AAF closed its doors. He played college ball at Toledo and Syracuse. Martin had 25 tackles and a forced fumble in seven games for Syracuse before a wrist injury ended his final college season in 2017.

Cornerback Duke Thomas, safety Derron Smith and defensive end Karter Schult join Martini and Martin as ex-AAF players now plying their trade with the Vikings.

6 responses to “Vikings add another ex-AAFer in S Jordan Martin

  1. Paying large sums to a QB generally then equals dragging the bottom for players that were not good enough before to make the NFL to fill out the roster.

  2. So why did they end the AAF ? Because the practice squad players couldn’t sign ? All of these players who are signing with NFL teams have a shot at making the team, several will probably be on the practice squads. I think they pulled the plug prematurely. If they waited a few years ( granted they would have hemorrhaged a lot of money ) they might have made it.

  3. The AAF folded because they had no marketing plan and their one inventory baled on them. By the way, where the hell is Ebersol?

  4. Interestingly enough I haven’t heard about any team even being interested in Trent Richardson. So much for the AAF being a stepping stone for him to get back into the NFL. I think he burned up his chances. There’s already the XFL. Maybe he can average better than two yards per carry there. I can’t see him getting another chance in the NFL given how his production dropped off to virtually zero. Maybe he should have taken his chance more seriously. If he had, he’d probably still be in the NFL. I won’t shed any tears for him. He made his bed. He can always go back to running the scout team for Saban in Tuscaloosa. That’s what all the other Alabama washouts do.

  5. The Vikings need a center who doesn’t get manhandled, Elflien is too small but would be good at guard. A competent LT. A RT. The line could be fixed by draft & trading someone like say Rhodes for one & cap space. They should trade him & Treadwell to the Cards and see if they can also add Fitzgerald in. He would be a tremendous upgrade over stone hands.

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