BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The American Flag Football League is giving new life to former NFL players, including a few former Baltimore Ravens.
Jimmy Clausen last played in the NFL when he started for the Baltimore Ravens against the Seattle Seahawks, replacing the injured Matt Schaub, who was replacing an injured Joe Flacco at the time. Now, in 2017, he is taking snaps against Team Vick alongside Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson and other big-name NFL veterans.READ MORE: Aunt Charged In Death Of 2 Children Whose Bodies Were Found During Essex Traffic Staff
“Never in a million years did I think this was going to happen for me,” he said in the spare moments before a workout with Owens and his teammates.
Clausen is playing alongside another former Raven, Justin Forsett, who retired from nearly a decade of running back roles in May. Forsett said he feels right at home playing flag football has he once did in grade-school P.E. class. “I think that’s where I developed my spin move,” he said, “making sure no one touched that flag.”COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 500 New Cases Reported For Second Consecutive Day
Team Vick and Team Owens’ lineups was tweeted by the league.
The AFFL is prioritizing speed over contact for a more “intimate connection with helmet-less athletes and a more relatable rendition of America’s favorite fall sport.”MORE NEWS: Howard County Schools Will Require Masks For Students, Staff And Visitors
The AFFL’s plan is to field eight league-owned teams in 2018.