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NFL teams not yet allowed to talk to AAF players

Atlanta Legends v Birmingham Iron

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA - MARCH 31: Carlos Merritt #20 of the Atlanta Legends hits Amba Etta-Tawo #14 of the Birmingham Iron during the first half of the Alliance of American Football game at Legion Field on March 31, 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

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On Wednesday, an NFL employee reported that AAF players are now fair game for NFL teams. Hopefully, no NFL teams relied on that report.

Per multiple sources, the NFL has instructed all teams to refrain from contacting AAF players or their agents.

Apparently, the AAF contracts have not yet been technically breached, which means that the AAF players have not yet technically been released.

Until that happens, NFL teams can’t sign, visit with, work out, or negotiate with AAF players.

It’s a strange situation, more insult to injury for a group of football players who are caught in a strange sort of football limbo, at least for now.