Pittsburgh Steelers become affiliate of AAF’s Birmingham Iron
The Pittsburgh Steelers are now officially an affiliate of the Birmingham Iron of The Alliance of American Football, a new professional football league that formally launched over the weekend. With The Alliance of American Football now slated to serve as somewhat of a feeder league for the NFL, it appears as though the Steelers are all in.
As a result of this newfound partnership, former NFL players that mostly recently suited up for Pittsburgh will be added to the Iron’s roster.
“Phase 1: College Selection
“Player will be allocated to Alliance teams based on where they competed in college. If a player’s college is outside The Alliance footprint, the selection process moves to Phase 2.”
“Phase 2: Professional Selection:
“Player will be allocated to Alliance teams based on their most recent NFL or CFL team.”
“Phase 3: Open Selection:
“If a player’s college is outside The Alliance allocation footprint AND he did not play in the NFL or CFL, then he is unallocated and available to be tendered a contract by any Alliance team.”
Several former Steelers players currently find themselves on Birmingham’s roster as well, a list that includes wide receiver L’Damian Washington, offensive lineman Larson Graham, safety Jacob Hagen, cornerback Jamar Sumers, and defensive lineman Johnny Maxey.