The end for AAF? Alliance of American Football to suspend football operations

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				Marquise Williams throws a pass for San Antonio against Arizona in an AAF game.			Getty Images

What's shocking is that, given that everyone understands how incredibly hard it is to create a sustainable alternative pro football league, the Alliance somehow got into business underfunded and unprepared for the challenges of lasting even a single season. "Dundon makes decision against wishes of league co-founders Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian", Rovell stated.

Co-founder and Head of Football for the first-year startup league, Polian responded to AAF owner Ton Dundon's decision to suspend all operations on Tuesday.

Lasting just eight weeks into its inaugural season is a pretty poor effort in creating a minor league system for the NFL.

The league signed all of its players to three-year, non-guaranteed contracts worth $70,000 in the first year, $80,000 in the second and $100,000 in the third. "The football's gotten better, and that's a tremendous tribute to the coaches and players and GMs and front office staff and all the other people who have done a phenomenal job".

Spring is where professional football leagues come to die.

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Weslye Saunders, a tight end for the Birmingham Iron, tweeted a photo of himself and his daughter, who "finally got to see her daddy play!" "Regrettably, we will not have that opportunity".

Most AAF games have been televised by TNT, NFL Network or the CBS Sports Network cable channel or streamed on B/R Live. Only 340,000 people watched a March 23 game between Orlando and Atlanta on TNT, and the games broadcast by NFL Network that same weekend (one of them featuring former Heisman Trophy victor Johnny Manziel) drew fewer than 300,000 viewers.

Without the agreement, the AAF was very limited in who it could sign and also faced the difficulty of losing players called up to National Football League practice squads. You never know who could be trying out later this month that recently got some bad news that their football dreams were dashed.

Here's a look at some players the Redskins could have interest in adding to their roster now that the AAF is done.

Former NFL running back Marcus Lattimore on going through the NFL Draft process after an injury and helping players plan for life after football.

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