Canadian OL Brett Boyko signs with San Diego Fleet of new AAF league


Canadian offensive lineman Brett Boyko has signed with the San Diego Fleet in the Alliance of American Football League.

Boyko was waived by the National Football League’s Los Angeles Chargers after receiving an injury settlement following training camp last August.

The 26-year-old has spent parts of four seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and Chargers after going unselected in the 2015 draft. The 6-foot-7 offensive lineman, has spent most of his NFL time on the practice squads. He played in one regular season contest in 2017.

After signing an NFL undrafted free agent contract in 2015, Boyko fell to the third round in the CFL Draft when the B.C. Lions chose him 19th overall. Boyko was the top rated prospect in his CFL class.

By putting his name on paper with the Fleet all NFL options remain possible: should any NFL club want to bring Boyko in he can go due to the out clause in AAF contracts. The timing of the AAF season played a role as Boyko could play the 2018 AAF schedule and hope to earn another NFL shot without missing an entire year.



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