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Other football leagues an option for NFL players?

Posted on: March 1, 2011 4:04 pm
Edited on: March 1, 2011 4:12 pm
 
If there is a lengthy work stoppage in the NFL several agents said their NFL clients have expressed a desire to practice with either United Football League, Canadian Football League or Arena League teams. Some players, incredibly, are even thinking about playing in games in these leagues should a lengthy lockout or stoppage happen.

Such a move would seem to be incredibly stupid for a young NFL player. The risk of injury in these leagues would be high for comparatively little money.
 
But the concern some players apparently have is they'd get so far out of football shape that continuing the contact portion of the sport is worth the risk because they'd have an advantage over other NFL players once practices and games started.

Now, let's be clear. We're not going to see Tom Brady playing for the Toronto Argonauts.

But it's very possible some lower tier NFL players go this route.

This is how it would work.

The union decertifies. Owners then say: we're not in business. The battle moves to the courts for months. Basically, under that scenario, players are free agents. They can play whereever they want.

So several low-level players would then go to the CFL, UFL or AFL for playing experience as the lockout droned on. Then once the season starts they'd be more ready than those who weren't playing.

"As long as the player is not under contract with another league, he is allowed to practice with an AFL team," Evan Vladem, spokesman for the AFL, told CBSSports.com. "To practice, the player must be under AFL contract or sign a one-day waiver with the league. With that being said, a free agent could play on an (AFL) team; however, we are very confident that the NFL will play this season. We work well in conjunction with the NFL and they have supported us and our players greatly."







Category: NFL
Tags: Lockout
 
Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:46 pm
 

Other football leagues an option for NFL players?

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Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Other football leagues an option for NFL players?

The Tyler, Texas Six-Man Flag Football League is accepting applications.  You must provide your own uniforms and spikes (golf shoes accepted).  Proof of adequate insurance including Death and Dismemberment is required


THATS HAVING  A BAD DAY NEEDED A GOOD LAUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really liked the insurance part,after all they play football in texas hard.
But seriously the CFL and AFL forsure will not touch any NFL players that had a contract desetified or not.



Since: Dec 24, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2011 10:32 pm
 

Other football leagues an option for NFL players?

The Tyler, Texas Six-Man Flag Football League is accepting applications.  You must provide your own uniforms and spikes (golf shoes accepted).  Proof of adequate insurance including Death and Dismemberment is required.


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