Commanders add Grobe, Bradley, Baker to coaching staff

San Antonio Commanders
Commanders
The San Antonio Commmanders of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) added three defensive assistants to head coach Mike Riley’s staff.

Jim Grobe is the defensive coordinator / inside linebackers coach.

Bill Bradley is defensive backs coach.

Joe Baker is run defense coordinator / outside linebackers coach.

The new members of the staff have ties to the Dallas Cowboys, Big 12 Conference and San Antonio’s pro football past.

“We want to put our players in the best position to succeed both on and off the field, and the hiring of coach Grobe, Bradley and Baker adds decades of invaluable football experience to our staff,” Riley said in a league news release. “I’m proud of what we’re building here in San Antonio. We want to play fast, hard and smart, giving this city an exciting brand of football that they can rally around and enjoy.”

Here is the bio information the league provided on the new members of the Commanders coaching staff:

Jim Grobe

Jim Grobe most recently served as the interim head football coach of Baylor University for the 2016 season. He led the Baylor Bears to a seventh consecutive bowl game, defeating Boise State 31-12 in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl. From 2001-2013 Grobe was the head football coach at Wake Forest University. In 2006, Grobe was named ACC Coach of the Year by a unanimous vote and AP Coach of the Year after guiding the Demon Deacons to an 11-2 regular season, an ACC Championship and the program’s first BCS bowl game.

Bill Bradley

A Texas native, Bill Bradley began his coaching career as a defensive backs coach in the USFL from 1983-1985, first with the San Antonio Gunslingers and then the Memphis Showboats. From 1988-1990, Bradley was a defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator for the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL. Bradley linked up with San Antonio Commanders head coach Mike Riley in the World League of American Football as defensive back coach from 1991-1993, before returning to the CFL and winning two Grey Cups with the Toronto Argonauts. Bradley’s success led to his transition to the NFL, where he served as defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills (1998-2000) and New York Jets (2001-2003). He would go on to serve as defensive backs coach at Baylor University (2004-2006), secondary coach for the San Diego Chargers (2006-2008), secondary coach for the Florida Tuskers of the UFL (2009-2010), and defensive coordinator at Lamar University (2012-2014). Prior to coaching, Bradley played defensive back at The University of Texas, setting the Texas and Southwest Conference records for most interceptions in a game when he picked off Texas A&M four times his senior year. Bradley earned three All-Pro selections (1971–73) at free safety for the Philadelphia Eagles, leading the league in interceptions in both 1971 and 1972.

Joe Baker

Joe Baker has spent the last 22 years as an NFL coach, most recently serving as the secondary coach for the Dallas Cowboys. Baker joined the Cowboys in 2012 as the assistant secondary coach. He moved to safeties in 2014, and was promoted to secondary coach in 2016. Baker started his NFL coaching career in 1995 with the Jacksonville Jaguars as their assistant special teams coach. He went on to coach for the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Rams, Denver Broncos and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before joining the Cowboys.

AAF announces new players on San Antonio Commanders roster

San Antonio Commanders
Commanders
The San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) have more roster signings, according to an announcement from the league on Thursday.

Some of these signings had previously been announced by Commanders general manager Daryl Johnston on Twitter. Here are the new players listed:

DeShawn Benton DB East Carolina
Will Hines DB Southeastern Louisiana
Ben Huss G Duquesne
Jovann Letuli G Akron
Patrick Lewis C Texas A&M
Robert Myers LB Minnesota State
Aamir Petrose DE Wesley
John Sheehy DE West Texas A&M
Dimitrios Tsesmetzis TE Western Connecticut State
Oscar White DB Dubuque
Dillion Winfrey DB Central Arkansas

Updated roster

Here are the other signings announced by the league:

ARIZONA
Alsadek Jacob G Arizona
Anau Siupeli DT Northern Arizona
Chappell Devin DB Oregon State
Dunlap Jaylen DB Illinois
Goodman Tony DB Chowan
Jones Davon LB Mississippi Valley State
Judd Jacob C Western Illinois
Latimore Monteze DB Central Missouri
Lee Chris DT Norfolk State
Lee Cameron T Illinois State
Morgan Nyles LB Notre Dame
Ohnesorge Jacob C South Dakota State
Staggers Allenzae WR Southern Mississippi
Teuhema Sione LB Southeastern Louisiana
Williams Bryce TE East Carolina

ATLANTA
Bailey Andrew DT Louisville
Baird Michael G Wisconsin-Platteville
Barnes Tavaris DE Clemson
Barry Dominic LB Western New Mexico
Buchanan Ray DB Northern Iowa
Caskin Andrew TE William & Mary
Clark James WR Ohio State
Crawford Justin RB West Virginia
Dean David DT Virginia
Drennon Dajuan LB North Carolina
Fullum Terrence DT Richmond
Graham Tyson DB South Dakota
Harding Heath DB Miami (OH)
Hart Marvin DB Stony Brook
Howard Darrien DT West Virginia
Hunter Vincent T Jackson State
Jean-Felix Sandley DT Marshall
Johnson Kerron LB Coastal Carolina
Johnson Richard DE Howard
Jones Malachi WR Appalachian State
LaRoche Linkoln DT Bluffton
Larrieux Voghens T Coastal Carolina
Mauger Quincy DB Georgia
Morgan Kye DB Stony Brook
Pagano Scott DT Clemson
Pelletier Troy WR Lehigh
Pertile Brandon T Virginia
Pruehs Jake T Ohio
Samuel Trey RB South Carolina State
Schmidt Matthew T Furman
Sims Tee LB Appalachian State
Thomas Stacy LB Louisville
Westphal Ross G Upper Iowa

BIRMINGHAM
Campbell Elijah DB Northern Iowa
Dallas Jackson C Portland State
Davis Connor TE Stony Brook
Dunn Michael T Maryland
Durr Lashard DB Mississippi State
Duzey Jacob TE Iowa
Graham Larson T Duquesne
Kirven Korren T Alabama
Leslie Darnell LB Monmouth
Outlaw Lonnie WR Miles
Powell Jonathan TE Ouachita Baptist
Sawyer Dante DE South Carolina
Spearman Ike LB Eastern Michigan

MEMPHIS
Hunt Justin WR Marshall
Jeter Colin TE Louisiana State
Jones Quentin DB Lehigh
Luckett Cavellis LB Middle Tennessee State
Maiden Brandon DB Jackson State
Mitchell Tray DB Eastern Illinois
Neal Rajion RB Tennessee
Papilion Luke TE Sioux Falls
Pearson Von WR Tennessee
Perry Kevon DT Louisiana-Lafayette
Roberson Waylon NT Arkansas State
Thomas Dwayne DB Louisiana State
Wallace Trevin T Mississippi Valley State
Walton Hershey DT Temple
Weatherd Chris DE Tennessee
Weaver Macklin DE Eastern Illinois
Williams Owen DT Tennessee

ORLANDO
Ankrah Andrew DE James Madison
Are Kareem G Florida State
Banks Josh DE Wake Forest
Couplin Jerome LB William & Mary
Greathouse Robert DE Southeastern
Hyman Ishmael WR James Madison
Kuhnert Austin T North Dakota State
Miller Jarelle LB Jamestown
Moten Anthony DT Miami
Putu Joseph DB Florida
Sewall Matt WR Bryant
Smith De’Veon RB Michigan
Soulek Kellen DT South Dakota State
Taylor Kelvin RB Florida
Weiser Matt TE Buffalo
Williams Daniel WR Jackson State

SALT LAKE
Asiata Matt RB Utah
Balderree Tanner TE Brigham Young
Bell Kenny WR Nebraska
Brown Diavante DT Liberty
Brown Cody DB Arkansas State
Brown Sean T Mississippi Valley State
Carew Tanner LS Oregon
Carrezola Luke LB Connecticut
Chapman Mark WR Central Michigan
Denham Anthony TE Utah
Dyer Javier DT Reinhardt
Etta Emeka DB Wayne State
Figaro Lubern DB Wisconsin
Hamilton Darius DT Rutgers
Johnson Jeremiah DB Concord (WV)
Jones Marcus DB Northwest Missouri State
Kelly Anthony WR Kutztown
Love Christian DB Henderson State
Luke Robert T Montana
McCulley Ty T Colorado State-Pueblo
Mobley Sam WR Catawba
Monday Demetrius DB Kent State
Nelson Blake LB Colorado-Mesa
Norrils Cheatham DB Toledo
Olmstead D.J. DB Washburn
Pierson De’Mornay WR Nebraska
Poutasi Jeremiah T Utah
Price Darius DB Sienna Heights
Sommerville Khalil DT Buffalo State
Tarver Cameron LB California (PA)
Tiller Aaron LB Southern U.
Webster Javon LB Glenville State
Wieneke Jake WR South Dakota State
Wilson Eddy DE Purdue

SAN DIEGO
Benton Al-Rasheed LB West Virginia
Capers Wayne WR Duquesne
Dixon Derrick DT Southern Mississippi
Duncan Jose DT Rhode Island
Floyd Jevon WR Jackson State
Gandy Jordon WR Murray State
Gonzalez Laquvionte WR Southeastern (FL)
Gross Marvin DB West Virginia
Hill Michael DT Ohio State
Holder Tyree DB Ball State
James Paul RB Rutgers
McKnight Gary WR Northeastern State
Petersen Jonathan

San Antonio Commanders unveil official name and logo

San Antonio Commanders

San Antonio Commanders
San Antonio Commanders
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) team in San Antonio is now officially the San Antonio Commanders, the league announced Tuesday.

The team’s official logo was also released. A version of the logo had been circulating since last week.

Here is the announcement from the league regarding the name and logo:

“For over 300 years, San Antonio has had a constant military presence with one of the nation’s largest active and retired military populations in the United States. The San Antonio Commanders honor the heroic leaders in the United States Air Force and United States Army who have dedicated their lives to service and sacrifice for this great country. The team colors feature maroon, a color used in the official city logo, silver, in reference to dress military swords carried by officers, and the familiar red of the Texas state flag. The shape of the logo is representative of a military patch and includes a depiction of the Alamo, a profound symbol for the city of San Antonio. The single star is a nod to the Lone Star state. The Commanders will make Military City, USA proud through teamwork, resolve, innovation, sacrifice and results. “

Alliance San Antonio adds players through AAF draft

Alliance San Antonio added players Saturday in the draft of unallocated players by the Alliance of American Football (AAF).

San Antonio general manager Daryl Johnston announced the names of players on Twitter:
@DarylJohnston

Jovann Letuli OT Akron
DaShawn Benton DB East Carolina
Aamir Petrose DE Wesley College
Will Hines DB Southeastern Louisiana
Robert Myers LB Tennessee State
Ben Huss G Duquense
Oscar White DB University of Dubuque
Dimitrios Tsesmetzis TE Western Connecticut State
Dillion Winfrey DB Central Arkansas

Alliance San Antonio adds three players including UTSA lineman

The Alliance of American Football (AAF) released its newest list of signings on Friday.

The list includes three new players with Alliance San Antonio.
Marlon Smith, DE, UTSA
Herbert Gonzales, NT, Texas State
Danny Ezechukwu, LB, Purdue

Smith is from San Antonio and played at Wagner High School. UTSA listed him at 6-foot-6, 225 pounds. He played in 2014 and 2015 for the Ottawa RedBlacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Gonzales is from San Antonio and played at Southwest High School. He started his college career at UTEP and transferred to Texas State. The Bobcats listed him a 6-foot, 290 pounds.

Ezechukwu is from Lithonia, Georgia. Purdue listed him at 6-foot-2, 250 pounds. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and an undrafted free agent earlier this year.

Here is the full list of new signings released by the league:

ARIZONA
Arnold Brandon DB Oregon State
Bradford Carl LB Arizona State
Butler James RB Nevada-Reno
Crockett John RB North Dakota State
Downey Da’Sean LB Massachusetts
Hill Bronson RB Eastern Michigan
Hillary Darius DB Wisconsin
Jones Jarnor Jay DB Iowa State
Mullaney Richard WR Oregon State
Robinson Edmond LB Newberry
Rose Larry RB New Mexico State
Rotimi Olubunmi DE Old Dominion
Sutton Will DT Arizona State

ATLANTA
Calhoun Kendall T Cincinnati
Carter Reggie LB Georgia
Freeman KeShun LB Georgia Tech
Gallon Jeremy WR Michigan
Hunter Khalil G Louisville
Miles Donnie DB North Carolina
Pascascio Gio WR Louisville

BIRMINGHAM
Barge Josh WR Jacksonville State
Barnes Brandon TE Alabama State
Brantley Harold DT NW Missouri State
James Nick DT Mississippi State
Penton Aarion DB Missouri
Sayles Casey DT Ohio
Skinner Deontae LB Mississippi State
Washington L’Damian WR Missouri
White Ryan DB Auburn

MEMPHIS
Briggs Chris WR Southeastern Louisiana
Cardiello Josh C Chattanooga
Cutrer Jeremy DB Middle Tenn. State
Givens Chris WR Wake Forest
Toure Abou RB Tennessee-Martin

ORLANDO
Canady Bryce DB Florida International
Dye Donteea WR Heidelberg
Jackson Tre G Florida State
Joseph Roubbens G Buffalo
Mathieu Claudy DE Notre Dame College (OH)
Myers Mark DB Southeastern (FL)
Powell Ronald LB Florida
Smith D’Joun DB Florida Atlantic
Steinmetz David T Purdue

SALT LAKE CITY
Callender Nick G Colorado State
Cottom Brandon RB Purdue
Davis Will DB Utah State
Duckworth Aaron RB Idaho
Jackson Blake WR Mary Hardin-Baylor
Moxley Trae G Colorado State
Odom Chris DE Arkansas State
Rausa Tyler K Boise State
Thompson Juwan RB Duke

SAN ANTONIO
Ezechukwu Danny LB Purdue
Gonzales Herbert NT Texas State
Smith Marlon DE Texas-San Antonio

SAN DIEGO
Marx Daniel RB Stanford

Alliance San Antonio adds five players

The Alliance of American Football (AAF) on Wednesday released a new list of players who have been signed by the league.

There are five players on the list who have officially signed with San Antonio:

Aaron Green, RB, Texas Christian
Arthur Miley, DE, Southern U.
Cyril Richardson, G, Baylor
Ed Schockley, LB, Villanova
Dustin Vaughan, QB, West Texas A&M

Here are the players who had previously been listed as signing with San Antonio:

Austin Appleby, QB, Purdue
Tim Gardner, T, Alcorn State
Trevor Knight, QB, Texas A&M
Andrew McDonald, T, Indiana
Max Mickey, RB, Sioux Falls
Stehly Reden, TE, Texas A&M-Kingsville
Daryl Richardson, RB, Abilene Christian
Khiry Robinson, RB, West Texas A&M
Riley Smith, WR, West Texas A&M
Jordan Wade, NT, Oklahoma
Ishmael Zamora, WR, Baylor

Here is the complete list of new players signed by the league:

LAST FIRST POS COLLEGE

ATLANTA
Farris Chase T Ohio State
Quick James WR Louisville

BIRMINGHAM
Bryant Christian DB Ohio State
Davis Chris DB Auburn
Felton DeVozea WR Tuskegee
Jenkins Eli QB Jacksonville State
Massaquoi Jonathan LB Troy
O’Brien Kitt G Ball State
Richardson Trent RB Alabama
Silvers Brandon QB Troy

MEMPHIS
Austin Jonah G Louisiana State
Gates DeMarques LB Mississippi
Ifedi Martin T Memphis
Ray Jonathan WR Memphis
Smith Patrick WR Tennessee State

ORLANDO
Boykins Jerod DB Central Florida
Godfrey Jeff QB Central Florida
Green Ryan RB Florida State
Johnson Drico DB Central Florida
McCray Jordan G Central Florida
Morris Stephen QB Miami
Schmidt Ryan T St. Lawrence

PHOENIX
Bullitt Terrance LB Texas Tech

SALT LAKE CITY
Banderas Josh LB Nebraska
Benoit Kani RB Oregon
Geary Will DT Kansas State
Moala David DT Utah State
Newby Terrell RB Nebraska

SAN ANTONIO
Green Aaron RB Texas Christian
Miley Arthur DE Southern U.
Richardson Cyril G Baylor
Schockley Ed LB Villanova
Vaughan Dustin QB West Texas A&M

SAN DIEGO
Price Keith QB Washington
Robinson Gelen DT Purdue
Rogers Darreus WR Southern California
Sankey Bishop RB Washington

Cowboys waive former UTSA lineman Price

The Dallas Cowboys waived two players and claimed two players off waivers on Sunday – the day after the roster cutdown to 53 players.

The Cowboys waived Brian Price, a 6-foot-3, 315-pound defensive tackle from UTSA.

Price signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He signed with the Cowboys in 2017 and played in eight games last season.

At UTSA, Price played three seasons and played in 31 games. He had 29 solo tackles, 52 assists and 81 total tackles with 6.0 tackles for loss.

The Cowboys also waived guard Kadeem Edwards.

Dallas claimed off waivers safety Ibraheim Campbell, who was waived by the Houston Texans, and guard/center Adam Redmond, who was waived by the Buffalo Bills.

Cowboys roster cuts, including possible AAF prospects

DALLAS COWBOYS
DALLAS COWBOYS
The Dallas Cowboys cut down their roster to 53 on Saturday.

Some of the players who are freed up, especially the rookies, could sign with San Antonio of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).

Here are the rookies cut by the Cowboys:

Player POS HT WT School
Darren Carrington WR 6-3 205 Utah
Kyle Bosch G 6-4 300 West Virginia
Matt Diaz OT 6-6 297 Wagner
Jacob Ohnesorge C 6-2 294 South Dakota State
Jake Campos OT 6-7 310 Iowa State
David Wells TE 6-6 260 San Diego State
Bo Scarbrough RB 6-1 235 Alabama
Jordan Chunn RB 6-0 230 Troy
Donovan Olumba CB 6-2 205 Portland State
Kam Kelly CB 6-2 205 San Diego State
Dominick Sanders S 6-0 193 Georgia
Joel Lanning LB 6-1 238 Iowa State
Kyle Queiro LB 6-2 230 Northwestern
Austin Larkin DL 6-3 265 Purdue
Scott Daly LS 6-2 245 Notre Dame

Here is a full list of the cuts:

K Dan Bailey

WR Deonte Thompson
WR Lance Lenoir Jr.
WR Darren Carrington
WR MeKale McKay
WR K.D. Cannon
WR Dres Anderson

OL Kyle Bosch
OL Matt Diaz
OL Chaz Green
OL Damien Mama
OL Jacob Ohnesorge
OL Jake Campos

TE David Wells

RB Bo Scarbrough
RB Darius Jackson
RB Trey Williams
RB Jordan Chunn

CB Marquez White
CB Duke Thomas
CB Donovan Olumba
S Marqueston Huff
S Kam Kelly
S Jeron Johnson
S Dominick Sanders

LB Eric Pinkins
LB Tre’Von Johnson
LB Joel Lanning
LB Kyle Quiero

DL Kony Ealy
DL Lewis Neal
DL Austin Larkin
DL Charles Tapper
DL Jihad Ward
DL Caruan Reid

LS Scott Daly

Texans cut roster down to 53

HOUSTON TEXANS
HOUSTON TEXANS
The Houston Texans cut their roster down to 53 players on Saturday.

Some of the players who are now free, especially the rookies, might eventually sign with San Antonio of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). Here are the rookies waived by the Texans:

Davin Bellamy OLB Georgia
Andre Chachere CB San Jose State
Lavon Coleman RB Washington
Anthony Coyle C/G Fordham
Mason Gentry G SMU
Jaryd Jones-Smith Pittsburgh
Kingsley Opara NT Maryland
Terry Swanson RB Toledo
Nick Thurman DE Houston
Jester Weah WR Pittsburgh

Rookies are not the only players eligible to go to the AAF, a spring developmental league, but they are the most likely.

Below is the full news release from the Texans:

The Houston Texans released the following three players:

Name Position Height Weight Age Experience College
Shane Lechler P 6-2 230 42 19 Texas A&M;
Jay Prosch FB 6-1 255 26 5 Auburn
Joe Webb III QB 6-4 230 31 9 UAB

The Houston Texans waived the following 27 players:

Name Position Height Weight Age Experience College
Davin Bellamy OLB 6-5 245 23 R Georgia
Quan Bray WR 5-10 185 25 4 Auburn
Ibraheim Campbell S 5-11 210 26 4 Northwestern
Andre Chachere CB 6-0 200 22 R San Jose State
Lavon Coleman RB 5-11 235 23 R Washington
Anthony Coyle C/G 6-5 300 21 R Fordham
Treston Decoud S 6-2 205 25 2 Oregon State
Kyle Fuller C/G 6-5 310 24 2 Baylor
Mason Gentry G 6-6 300 24 R SMU
Kennan Gilchrist ILB 6-2 225 23 1 Appalachain State
Roderick Johnson T 6-6 300 22 2 Florida State
Bryce Jones CB 6-0 180 24 1 Akron
Jaryd Jones-Smith T 6-7 320 22 R Pittsburgh
Ufomba Kamalu OLB 6-6 295 25 3 Miami (Fla.)
Josh Keyes ILB 6-2 225 25 4 Boston College
Darius Kilgo NT 6-3 320 26 3 Maryland
Matt Lengel TE 6-7 265 27 3 Eastern Kentucky
Braxton Miller WR 6-1 205 25 3 Ohio State
Corey Moore S 6-2 200 25 3 Georgia
Kingsley Opara NT 6-3 300 23 R Maryland
David Quessenberry G 6-5 305 28 1 San Jose State
Nick Rose K 6-2 200 24 2 Texas
Chad Slade G/T 6-5 315 26 2 Auburn
Terry Swanson RB 5-10 205 22 R Toledo
Nick Thurman DE 6-4 295 23 R Houston
Dee Virgin CB 5-10 205 24 1 West Alabama
Jester Weah WR 6-3 210 23 R Pittsburgh

The Houston Texans waived-injured the following player:

Name Position Height Weight Age Exp. College
Jevoni Robinson TE 6-8 225 25 1 North Carolina State

The Houston Texans waived the following two players with an injury settlement:

Name Position Height Weight Age Exp. College
Stephen Anderson TE 6-2 230 25 3 California
LaTroy Lewis OLB 6-3 255 24 1 Tennessee

The Houston Texans placed the following player on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list:

Name Position Height Weight Age Exp. College
Andre Hal S 5-10 195 26 5 Vanderbilt

The Houston Texans waived the following player from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement:

Name Position Height Weight Age Exp. College
Josh Thornton CB 5-11 185 25 1 Southern Utah