The Alliance of American Football was unveiled at a press conference Tuesday in New York.It involved less hype than when Vince McMahon made public his XFL re-launch for 2020, but this new league did offer more details, including a debut date (Feb. 9, 2019) and a TV partner (CBS Sports Network).
Charlie Ebersol, who will serve as AAF’s CEO, presented the new spring league not as a rival to the NFL. Fellow co-founder and former longtime NFL team executive Bill Polian described the AAF almost as a feeder system to the the NFL, since players will not be locked into long-term deals and seasons will end in April, well before the start of NFL training camps.
There will also be no extra points in AAF as teams will be forced to go for a 2-point conversion.
Ravens — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama: Michael Crabtree’s signing aside, Baltimore’s receiving corps is still in shambles. Ridley would provide QB Joe Flacco an immediate deep threat who’s also capable of creating separation with his fine-tuned route running.
“We are concerned, because he played at a high level, made enough plays to be signed and to make his money,” Sherman said, presumably speaking, at least unofficially, on behalf of the NFL Players Association. “There is concern there, because you’d think a player of his caliber would be picked up now.”
The former Seahawks cornerback, who used to play against Reid Super Cheap Jerseys and the 49ers twice a year, went on to suggest that his fellow defensive back deserves “top-five” or “top-10” safety money on the open market.
Redskins — Derwin James, S, Florida State: He predicted at the combine that some Toronto Maple Leafs Cheap Jerseys team will take him in the top 10 and might not be off base. Washington would be wise to scoop up the versatile defensive back if he lasts this long as James boasts impressively well-rounded athleticism befitting his outsized swagger.