With the AAF league folding this week, players who were signed to teams in that league are now allowed explore other opportunities. One of those players, Atlanta Legends safety Tyson Graham, Jr., informed me on Thursday that he has a visit scheduled with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday and he’s flying to town later this evening.
Graham, who was originally signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2017 out of South Dakota, failed to make a roster during his rookie season. He ultimately landed with the Atlanta Falcons in April of 2018. After spending all of training camp and the preseason with the Falcons, Graham was waived by Atlanta prior to the start of the 2018 regular season.
At South Dakota Graham played in 44 games and finished his collegiate career with 233 tackles, five interceptions, and three sacks.
In his partial season with the Legends, Graham recorded 37 total tackles to go along with half a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery. While he was placed on the Legends’ Reserve/Injured list at the end of March with a neck injury, Graham told me on Thursday he’s now healthy again and looking forward to taking his physical with the Steelers.
Pressure from KeShun Freeman forces Zach Mettenberger out of the pocket. He throws an off-target pass on the run, it gets tipped and Tyson Graham, Jr. intercepts it late in a tied game pic.twitter.com/g8StZ2Xzpc
— Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) March 10, 2019
Graham tackles in Atlanta at Orlando – Week 1 – AAF
(6:10) (Shotgun) 25-A.Hunt right tackle to ORL 25 for no gain (32-T.Graham, Jr., 50-J.Luc).
(5:33) (Shotgun) 25-A.Hunt left tackle to ORL 41 for 11 yards (32-T.Graham, Jr.; 50-J.Luc).
(4:42) 22-D.Johnson right guard to ATL 21 for 14 yards (32-T.Graham, Jr.; 31-E.Reynolds).
(4:01) (Shotgun) 3-G.Gilbert pass short right to 14-C.Thompson ran ob at ATL 16 for 5 yards (32-T.Graham, Jr.).
(2:44) (Shotgun) 3-G.Gilbert pass short middle to 14-C.Thompson to ATL 12 for 1 yard (32-T.Graham, Jr.).
(2:01) 3-G.Gilbert up the middle to ATL 12 for no gain (58-B.Watts; 32-T.Graham, Jr.).
(10:32) (Shotgun) 25-A.Hunt left guard to ORL 9 for 2 yards (32-T.Graham, Jr.).
(9:18) (Shotgun) 25-A.Hunt right guard to ORL 27 for 8 yards (58-B.Watts, 32-T.Graham, Jr.).
(8:00) 3-G.Gilbert pass short left to 13-I.Hyman to ATL 40 for 22 yards (98-T.McCord; 32-T.Graham, Jr.).
(6:32) (Shotgun) 3-G.Gilbert pass short middle to 13-I.Hyman to ATL 13 for 23 yards (32-T.Graham, Jr.).
(4:05) (Shotgun) 3-G.Gilbert scrambles up the middle to ATL 14 for 10 yards (32-T.Graham, Jr.).
(7:40) (Shotgun) 25-A.Hunt left tackle to ORL 27 for 5 yards (31-E.Reynolds, 32-T.Graham, Jr.).