The Spring League will be starting up its second season next week as camp opens up for NFL hopefuls. If you’re not familiar with The Spring League, it was started as a way to give NFL drop outs an opportunity to find their way back into the league.
In fact, The Spring League’s official website describes itself as “an elite developmental league & scouting event for professional football talent”.
The group of players who will be featured is headlined by former Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel. The former Heisman Trophy winner has been attempting to get back into the NFL ever since he was cut by the Cleveland Browns on Mar. 11, 2016.
The Aggies star isn’t the only former SEC player that will be participating in The Spring League, according to Mike Florio of NBC Sports.
Some of the other rosters will include Ben Tate — a former running back out of Auburn — and Greg Childs, who spent his college career catching passes for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Tate was selected by the Houston Texans in the second-round of the 2010 NFL Draft while Childs was a former fourth-round selection by the Minnesota Vikings in 2012.
It’s possible that all three players could find their way back onto an NFL roster with a solid showing. But considering he’s a former first-round pick as a quarterback, the 25 year old Manziel is the most likely to receive a training camp invite — as long as he can continue to prove that he’s staying clean.
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