Posted by mDEVIL! on July 21, 20 at 17:32:30:
In Reply to: Minors for Football posted by Gilbert_Sundevil on July 21, 20 at 17:12:21:
They may have been "minor", but they did not operate like the baseball minors. My understanding is minor league franchises are each controlled by a single major league team who retains the rights to the players. That team drafts a player, cuts a deal with him, and sends him to the minor league program. In order to do this, the NFL would need to greatly expand it's draft, go deeper.
I don't think there was any affiliation between the leagues you mentioned and the NFL. Maybe there was some common ownership, but they did not use the same drat, and players could not be sent down, and elevated to the show from these other leagues.
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