Local players in new AAF

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MOBILE, Ala (WKRG)

Four players from the Mobile-Baldwin area are playing in the new Alliance of American Football league. The AAF debuted earlier this month.

The Memphis Express feature three local players. Brandon Silvers is the back-up quarterback. He’s completed three of four pass attempts in the Express’ first two games. He’s also thrown an interception. Silvers played at Gulf Shores High School before starring at Troy. He played in the 2018 Senior Bowl and had a try-out with the New Orleans Saints.

Silvers’ Express teammates include cornerback Jonathan Cook and defensive end Jamichael Winston. Cook played at Spanish Fort High School. He played one season at Alabama before he was dismissed by Coach Nick Saban for breaking team rules. After attending Garden City C.C. in Kansas, Cook started for two seasons at Memphis University. Winston played at Vigor High before embarking on a collegeiate career at Arkansas. He had a try-out with the Tampa Bay Bucs in 2016.

Another Vigor grad is playing with the AAF’s Orlando Apollos. Tackle Quinterrius Eatmon won a 5A state championship with the Wolves before playing at South Florida. Eatmon went to training camp with the Oakland Raiders in 2016 and the Carolina Panthers in 2018. In 2016 and 2017, Eatmon played in the Canadian Football League with Saskatchewan, Ottawa, Montreal, and Hamilton.

Alabama has a team in the AAF, but there are no local players on the roster of the Birmingham Iron.

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