Redskins sign two players from AAF

April 8, 2019 GMT

Now that the Alliance of American Football is out of business, its players are free to sign elsewhere. Two of them have landed with the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins announced Monday they signed linebacker Andrew Ankrah and guard Salesi Uhatafe both of whom last played in the AAF.

Ankrah had 14 tackles and three sacks for the Steve Spurrier-coached Orlando Apollos. The 6-foot-3, 216-pound linebacker went undrafted in the NFL last season after recording 26 1/2 sacks at James Madison University.

Uhatafe was also undrafted, but latched on to the Salt Lake Stallions in the AAF.Uhatafe is a 6-foot-5, 310-pound guard who played college football at the University of Utah. He spent time with Atlanta Falcons during training camp and was a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad.


AAF majority owner Tom Dundon opted to suspend operations last week, eight games into the league’s inaugural season.