Birmingham is seventh city to get an AAF team

College football is king in Alabama, but the state will be getting a pro team next year.

Birmingham has been named as the home city for a team in the inaugural season of the Alliance of American Football. The league is set to start play next February. Birmingham joins San Diego, Phoenix, Atlanta, Orlando, Memphis and Salt Lake City as sites where teams will play and one more city will be announced to round out the eight-team league.

Per Al.com, the team will play home games at Legion Field for at least two years with plans in the works for a new stadium at some point in the future.

The first player the team selected this year was Georgia left tackle Isaiah Wynn, who falls short of the NFL’s practiced height minimum of 6’4 for bookends. There are exceptions to the rule, and Wynn, a former All-American, certainly played the part of a future NFL bookend against SEC competition, but it is unclear if he will play as a bookend or an interior player at this point.

He’s been to campus a number of times now but there were certain aspects of this┬átrek that made it unique. Ugwu wanted to ensure he left with all the information he needed, considering his father, who accompanied him on the visit, had lots of catching up to do.

The visit was very informative, Ugwu told NJ.com. I drove down right after school with my dad and when I got there I received a warm welcome. They were finishing up a workout on the field. I got to spend time with the strength and conditioning coach (Kenny Parker) and also the academic director, and I learned a lot of things from them.

I then had a very long and informative meeting with Coach Ash in his office. Coach Niemann and Coach Blazek were there, too. I was told that I was their No. 1 prospect on their board, and they really want me at Rutgers. I also sat down with Coach Niemann individually just to see my fit at Rutgers and in the defense.

Although a decision could come as early as August, it could spill into the fall, as Ugwu isn’t locked into a specific timeframe. But he would like to wrap things up prior to the 2018 season if he can.

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The UCL does not need to be completely torn for a thrower to require surgery. As I wrote in 2014 about former Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, who was diagnosed with a partial tear of the UCL in his right elbow:
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Los Angeles’ injury woes have picked up steam the past couple days. Santana was scratched from a scheduled start in Pittsburgh on Thursday after getting injured warming up in the bullpen. Roberts had gone to the bullpen 16 times over the two games previous to Friday.

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Buehler allowed one run on two hits and struck out four. He’s been sensational for a starting rotation that’s desperately needed it.

Nick Markakis singled off Buehler in the fifth to break up a perfect game. Camargo later homered for the Braves, but the Dodgers bullpen pitched well.

We thought maybe when they had to go to the bullpen a little early it would keep them off the mound and we’d have a chance to put something together, but they did a good job holding us and kept adding on, Braves manager Brian Snitker said.

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This was slated to be the third and fourth meeting between the teams, but last month’s series was halted by rain. The teams were tied at 3-3 in the middle of the sixth inning of the first game and then the second game was postponed because of rain.

The suspended game will resume next Monday followed by the makeup game.

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The Braves (37-28) are in a virtual tie for the National League East lead with Washington (36-27) despite going 2-4 against San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers during a road trip that concluded Sunday. They lead the fourth-place Mets by 7 1/2 games.