News broke this afternoon that the Alliance of American Football are suspending operations, putting the league's future in doubt.
There is belief that a good chunk of AAF players will be signed by NFL teams once this situation unfolds. After eight weeks of play, there were a handful of former Eagles who balled out week after week and earned a right at one last shot to make a 53-man roster. Here's a breakdown at who will likely get a contract with an NFL team:
De'Vante Bausby (San Antonio)
Stats: 17 tackles, 10 passes defended, 4 interceptions
Bausby was a star in the AAF. He was tied for the league lead in interceptions, and was tied for second in passes defended. He also returned a two point conversion attempt all the way to the opposing endzone, earning his team a key two points in a one score game in the 4th Quarter. Bausby will 100% get calls from a few teams for another shot in the NFL.
Ed Reynolds Jr. (Atlanta)
Stats: 35 tackles (3 for loss), 1 sack, 1 QB hit, 3 passes defended
Reynolds was a tackling machine, racking up the 7th most tackles in the league. He should get another chance to show he can tackle securely at the next level.
Anthony Denham (Salt Lake)
Stats: 18 receptions, 179 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown
Denham was one of the best tight ends in the league, having the second-most receptions at the position. With tight end being a position that NFL teams have a hard time finding good players at, Denham will get another shot at proving himself at a training camp.
Greg Ward Jr. (San Antonio)
Stats: 22 receptions, 214 receiving yards, 1 two-point conversion, 4 rushes, 14 rushing yards, 1 punt return touchdown
Ward did a little bit of everything to help provide an offensive spark for the Commanders. He'll at least get a chance to prove himself as a return man.
Terrell Watson (San Diego)
Stats: 63 rushes, 271 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 3 two-point conversions, 8 receptions, 77 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown
Watson had to share running duties in San Diego, but he averaged 4.3 YPC and crossed the endzone twice. He showed he can be a power running back for teams that might require it, for possibly even a fullback.
Seantavius Jones (Atlanta)
Stats: 24 receptions, 298 receiving yards
His stats aren't really eye-popping, but Jones had three plays which went over 20 yards, and NFL teams are always looking for players that can make big plays happen on offense. He was the 5th-most targeted receiver in the league, showing that his quarterbacks had a lot of trust in throwing the ball his way.