Posted by Aaron Wilson on June 7, 2009, 6:08 p.m. EDT
Multiple former NFL players auditioned for jobs in the United Football League this weekend during a workout in Orlando, Fla.
With former NFL coach Dennis Green overseeing the workout, former Baltimore Ravens first-round pick Travis Taylor and former Arizona Cardinals first-round selection David Boston were a few of the players in attendance, UFL spokeswoman Rachel Gary told us in a telephone interview today.
Besides Taylor, other ex-NFL players on hand included: tight end Jermaine Wiggins, quarterback Quinn Gray, wide receiver Reche Caldwell and running back LaBrandon Toefield and wide receiver/defensive back Bobby Sippio.
The workout was by invitation only with players not trying out for specific teams. There will be another workout in Las Vegas next week.
“Several of the players live in Florida, so this was convenient for them,” Gary said. “We also saw a lot of people flying in to come to this workout. It went very well.”
Gary said that players will be assigned to teams geographically for this year. Next year, the team plans to hold a draft.
“This year is a unique situation,” Gary said. “We’re just getting everything started.”