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Here are all the players that I could find on AAF teams that once wore the horseshoe. Provided a link to a video/article for each player when they were a Colt. There might be more that I missed, but this is what I gathered:

 

Arizona Hotshots

Jeff Locke P - Preseason 2017 

 

Atlanta Legends

Sentavious Jones WR - Preseason 2018 

Bug Howard WR - Preseason 2017 

 

Birmingham Lion

Trent Richardson RB  - 2013-2014 

Quan Bray WR/RS - 2015-2017 

Kitt O'Brien OG - Preseason/Practice Squad 2016-2017 

 

Memphis Express

Montori Hughes DL - 2013-2015 

Charles James II CB - Played 1 Game in 2016 

Anthony Johnson DL - Played 4 games in 2017

Andrew Jackson LB - 2014 

 

Orlando Apollos

Earl Okine OLB/DE - 2015 

D'Joun Smith CB - 2015-2016 

 

Salt Lake Stallions

Branden Oliver RB - Preseason 2018 

Dres Anderson WR - Practice Squad/Preseason 2017-2018

Henre' Toliver DB - Preseason 2018 


San Antonio Commanders

Mekale McKay WR - Preseason 2016 

Joey Mbu DL - 2017 

Arthur Miley DE/OLB - Practice Squad/Reserve Contract 2017-2018  

 

San Diego Fleet

None 

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Quincy Wilson was probably headed that way till Mike Mitchell showed up, IMO.

 

D'Joun Smith, we all remember him, he felt wronged to be drafted later than he thought, just like Dwayne Allen, but unlike Dwayne, did not do enough to improve to show the coaches much.

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Do AAF guys make more than guys on NFL Practice Squads?  Wondering if some that have been lifer PS guys would jump for just getting some exposure?  I know GM's are always looking at other teams' PS but playing (even in the AAF) would be a better barometer (maybe?) of a player's ability?  Just wondering...

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I watched Quan Bray returning kicks.......still runs backward and loses yardage. 

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Trent Richardson still looked like garbage to me.......

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3 minutes ago, krunk said:

Trent Richardson still looked like garbage to me.......

but he has 3 TD's!

haha

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1 hour ago, MB-ColtsFan said:

Do AAF guys make more than guys on NFL Practice Squads?  Wondering if some that have been lifer PS guys would jump for just getting some exposure?  I know GM's are always looking at other teams' PS but playing (even in the AAF) would be a better barometer (maybe?) of a player's ability?  Just wondering...

 

No, they make far less then even an NFL practice squad.

 

 

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1 hour ago, MB-ColtsFan said:

Do AAF guys make more than guys on NFL Practice Squads?  Wondering if some that have been lifer PS guys would jump for just getting some exposure?  I know GM's are always looking at other teams' PS but playing (even in the AAF) would be a better barometer (maybe?) of a player's ability?  Just wondering...

All AAF players are on three-year, $250,000 non-guaranteed contracts, and their first year’s salary starts at $70,000.  

 

For the 2018 season, practice squad players can make no less than $7,600 per week, which equates to $129,200 for the season. There is no limit to how much a team can pay a player on the practice squad and practice squad contracts count against the salary cap.

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5 hours ago, Caleb3502 said:

San Antonio Commanders

Mekale McKay WR - Preseason 2016 

 

I thought McKay looked really good Week 1. I read that he and other WRs on San Antonio are drawing interest from NFL teams.

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5 hours ago, Caleb3502 said:

All AAF players are on three-year, $250,000 non-guaranteed contracts, and their first year’s salary starts at $70,000.  


Sounds like a pretty good gig to me. I picked the wrong career path!

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9 hours ago, MB-ColtsFan said:

Do AAF guys make more than guys on NFL Practice Squads? 

 

No

 

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Wondering if some that have been lifer PS guys would jump for just getting some exposure?  I know GM's are always looking at other teams' PS but playing (even in the AAF) would be a better barometer (maybe?) of a player's ability?  Just wondering...

 

AAF players get a 3 year contract for $250k total.  NFL practice squad players make $7,600 per week. (about $129,200 per season, if they last all year)

 

Sorry, just  saw it was answered above.

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Quite a bit of past Colts players in the AAF. More than what I thought.

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On 2/18/2019 at 12:17 PM, Caleb3502 said:

Here are all the players that I could find on AAF teams that once wore the horseshoe. Provided a link to a video/article for each player when they were a Colt. There might be more that I missed, but this is what I gathered:

 

Arizona Hotshots

Jeff Locke P - Preseason 2017 

 

Atlanta Legends

Sentavious Jones WR - Preseason 2018 

Bug Howard WR - Preseason 2017 

 

Birmingham Lion

Trent Richardson RB  - 2013-2014 

Quan Bray WR/RS - 2015-2017 

Kitt O'Brien OG - Preseason/Practice Squad 2016-2017 

 

Memphis Express

Montori Hughes DL - 2013-2015 

Charles James II CB - Played 1 Game in 2016 

Anthony Johnson DL - Played 4 games in 2017

Andrew Jackson LB - 2014 

 

Orlando Apollos

Earl Okine OLB/DE - 2015 

D'Joun Smith CB - 2015-2016 

 

Salt Lake Stallions

Branden Oliver RB - Preseason 2018 

Dres Anderson WR - Practice Squad/Preseason 2017-2018

Henre' Toliver DB - Preseason 2018 


San Antonio Commanders

Mekale McKay WR - Preseason 2016 

Joey Mbu DL - 2017 

Arthur Miley DE/OLB - Practice Squad/Reserve Contract 2017-2018  

 

San Diego Fleet

None 

How many Grigson guys?   :D

 

 

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On 2/18/2019 at 5:41 PM, NFLfan said:

 

I thought McKay looked really good Week 1. I read that he and other WRs on San Antonio are drawing interest from NFL teams.

I thought the same.  

I do like his size.

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On 2/18/2019 at 10:32 AM, chad72 said:

Quincy Wilson was probably headed that way till Mike Mitchell showed up, IMO.

 

D'Joun Smith, we all remember him, he felt wronged to be drafted later than he thought, just like Dwayne Allen, but unlike Dwayne, did not do enough to improve to show the coaches much.

 

I think D'Joun's biggest problem in the NFL was his knee (he was IR'ed his first two seasons).  And maybe his attitude: https://www.stampedeblue.com/2016/9/2/12777388/report-colts-waived-d-joun-smith-due-to-lack-of-professionalism

 

I don't think he ever got fully healthy, and don't think he really had a shot at living up to his potential.

 

For what it's worth, he was waived by the Orlando Apollos last night.

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