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Former Eagles stay in the game with upstart AAF

Louie DiBiase

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Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Alliance of American Football is set to begin its first season tomorrow. The upstart spring football league hopes to change the trend of past football leagues, such as the UFL, that weren’t able to establish a loyal fan base.

As for five former Eagles, they hope to use the league as a way to prolong their careers in football.

Three notable players that were with the Eagles in the 2018 season will play in the AAF including CBs Dexter McDougle and DeVante Bausby, along with WR Greg Ward Jr.

Both Bausby and McDougle saw playing time in the regular season with the Eagles as the secondary suffered a catastrophic amount of injuries at corner.

Ward Jr. was a consistent summer body for the Eagles since Doug Pederson took over as Head Coach but failed to ever make the 53-man roster.

Bausby and Ward Jr. will both play for the San Antonio Commanders. Dexter McDougle signed with the Arizona HotShots.

A couple names Eagles fans will remember from the 2016 season are also set to make their debuts in the spring league. Former Eagles WR Josh Huff starts with the Arizona HotShots, while CB Ron Brooks will play for the San Diego Fleet.

Huff was a third-round pick by Howie Roseman and Chip Kelly in the 2014 NFL Draft. The former Oregon Duck failed to make an impact on offense in three seasons scoring just three receiving touchdowns. Huff was effective as a kick returner taking two kicks to the house with the Eagles.

 

Ron Brooks wasn’t in Philadelphia for more than the 2016 season but did start the regular season as the starting slot corner.

Brooks started five games for the Eagles before suffering a season-ending quad injury.

You can watch the AAF on CBS tomorrow starting at 8 PM ET as the Atlanta Legends take on the Orlando Apollos. Ron Brooks and the San Diego Fleet will also play at eight against DeVante Bausby, Greg Ward Jr., and the San Antonio Commanders.

As for Sunday, the Memphis Express take on the Birmingham Iron at 4 PM ET on CBS Sports Network. Then at 8 PM ET Josh Huff, Dexter McDougle and the Arizona HotShots host Salt Lake City on NFL Network.

 

Louie, an Eagles, and NFL enthusiast all his life has finally found his home to share his thousands of takes on the Philadelphia Eagles with Locked on Eagles. Louie also works in Buffalo sports radio as a producer for WGR Sports Radio 550 the official home of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, in addition to working as the Sports Director for 91.3 FM WBNY Buffalo. He may be far from the nest, but Louie bleeds green just like the rest of Eagles Nation. Fly Eagles Fly.

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