The Alliance of American Football kicked off on Saturday with their inaugural slate of games, with the Orlando Apollos hosting the Atlanta Legends and the San Antonio Commanders hosting the San Diego Fleet.
The AAF’s rosters are built of localized former college players and a plethora of former NFL players, some of which formerly members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Three former Bucs played on Saturday.
Wide receiver Donteea Dye, who was active in 11 games between 2015 and 2016 for the Bucs, hauling in 11 receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown, played for Orlando.
Tight end/fullback Evan Rodriguez, who spent most of his time with the Bucs on the team’s practice squad in 2014, but was active for one game that year, played for the San Antonio Commanders.
Defensive back Jude Adjei-Barimah played in 23 games for the Bucs between 2015 and 2016, starting eight games and accumulating three passes defended, 62 total tackles and a forced fumble before ending the 2016 season on the injured reserve. Adjei-Barimah played for the San Diego Fleet.
AAF games continue on Sunday where more former Bucs will see the field as the Birmingham Iron host the Memphis Express at 4 p.m. and the Arizona Hotshots host the Salt Lake Stallions at 8 p.m.
Wide receivers Freddie Martino and Josh Huff, defensive back Sterling Moore and kicker Nick Folk will take the field for Arizona on Sunday and wide receivers Kenny Bell and Kaelin Clay and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga will play for Salt Lake.