The Pittsburgh Steelers officially confirmed the signing of three more former Alliance of American Football players to one-year contracts on Monday, a group that included the expected addition of cornerback Kameron Kelly after he had announced the move earlier in the day via social media.
The former Atlanta Legends defensive backs will be joined in Pittsburgh by a fellow former Legend in linebacker J.T. Jones and former San Antonio Commanders defensive tackle Winston Craig.
We have signed CB Kameron Kelly, LB JT Jones and DT Winston Craig to one-year contracts.@BordasLaw TRANSACTION: https://t.co/KnyKSRtBN5 pic.twitter.com/iUdeRSVV9j— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 8, 2019
We looked at the signing of Kelly in more detail on Monday here, and it might be fair to say that he has the best shot of making practice squad from this group of names, even if those chances are slim.
Before joining the Commanders, Craig was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017 as an undrafted free agent out of Richmond, spending time on their practice squad in both 2017 and 2018 before being picked up by the AAF at the end of last year. Craig recorded 4 tackles and 2.5 sacks with San Antonio.
Winston Craig sack. I feel like every member of the San Antonio DL, and most of the backups, have made big plays today pic.twitter.com/KthuBxSwX0— Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) February 17, 2019
Jones signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2017, remaining on their practice squad throughout his rookie season. Released by the Falcons ahead of their 2018 campaign, the former University of Miami (Ohio) product would finish sixth in the AAF with four sacks through eight games, as well as recording 16 tackles and a forced fumble.
Jonesing for a SACK! #AllHailATL@JB_BigDawg I @TheAAF pic.twitter.com/0DOrtxvXTe— Atlanta Legends (@AafLegends) March 17, 2019