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Birmingham Iron continue to state their case as the AAF team Steelers fans should follow

With the addition of another former member of the Black and Gold on Wednesday, the Iron are the obvious team of choice for Pittsburgh fans

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For Pittsburgh Steelers fans still undecided about the team they will follow in the new Alliance of American Football, the Birmingham Iron have been doing their best to state their case for your support over the past few weeks. If hailing from the city that was once known as the “Pittsburgh of the South” was not enough, the fact that the Steelers are one of four teams affiliated with the Iron in terms of player allocation is already likely to have swayed some fans.

As we noted when we first took a look at the various rosters of each AAF teams before the season began, Birmingham opened the year with more former Pittsburgh players than any other team in the league and are also led by former Steelers defensive coordinator Tim Lewis as head coach.

Those still needing to be convinced might be encouraged by the news of the signing of another familiar face on Wednesday, with tight end Weslye Saunders becoming the latest addition to the Iron.

While every team in the AAF has a least one former Steeler on their roster, with the exception of the Salt Lake Stallions, no one appears to be featuring them as much as Birmingham. Based on the depth charts created by Pro Football Focus, no other team has as many players in starting or key backup roles with Pittsburgh connections as the Iron. As per PFF.

Arizona Hotshots:

LB Steven Johnson - Starter

Atlanta Legends:

CB Dorian Grant - Starter

Birmingham Iron:

WR L’Damian Washington - 2nd String

TE Weslye Saunders - 3rd String

OT Larson Graham - 2nd String

DT Casey Sayles - Starter

DT Josh Frazier - 2nd String

DE Johnny Maxey - 2nd String

CB Jamar Summers - Starter

S Jacob Hagen - 2nd String

Memphis Express:

QB Zach Mettenberger - 3rd String

RB Rajion Neal - 2nd String

DE Greg Gilmore - 2nd String

DB Malik Boynton - 2nd String

P Brad Wing - Starter

Orlando Apollos:

TE Scott Orndoff - Starter

DE Giorgio Newberry - 3rd String

LB Terence Garvin - Starter

Salt Lake Stallions:


San Antonio Commanders:

QB Dustin Vaughan - 3rd String

RB David Cobb - 2nd String

RB Trey Williams - 3rd String

WR Demarcus Ayers - 2nd String

TE Cameron Clear - 2nd String

LB Darnell Leslie - 3rd String

San Diego Fleet:

RB Terrell Watson - Starter

LB Travis Feeney - 2nd String

CB Greg Ducre- 2nd String

So if you want to watch an AAF game featuring players you might actually recognize. there really is no choice other than Birmingham, with the Iron very happy to have you on board as a fan.