The Washington Redskins confirmed they signed two former AAF players after the league folded last week.
The Redskins signed guard Salesi Uhatafe, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported first Monday, which the team later confirmed. Uhatafe played college ball for Utah before joining the AAF and the Salt Lake Stallions, but he and every other AAF player found themselves unemployed with the league shutting down.
They also signed defensive end Andrew Ankrah, formerly of the Orlando Appollos in the AAF, as they look to build up both their offensive and defensive lines. Ankrah's signing follows rumors last week about Washington looking to AAF players to fill roster spots.
After redshirting his first year with the Utes, Uhatafe played in all 52 games across the next four seasons, starting in 38 of them. As a senior in 2017, he was named a Second-Team All-Pac-12 offensive lineman, and overall as a team that year, the Utes gave up 25 sacks for 188 yards.
Uhatafe was undrafted in 2018, and the Atlanta Falcons signed him as a free agent before getting cut. He was also briefly on the Detroit Lions' and Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squads, according to ProFootballTalk.
Ankrah played for James Madison and was named Defensive Player of the Year in the Colonial Athletic Association after putting up 45 tackles and 7.5 sacks.
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