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Cowboys' Receiver Jumps Ship for AFL

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Cowboys' Receiver Jumps Ship for AFL

At least one Dallas Cowboys player will play football in 2011.

Cowboys’ wide receiver Troy Bergeron has left the team to return to the Arena Football League, signing a contract today with the Cleveland Gladiators, the Dallas Morning News reports. Bergeron finished the season as a member of the Cowboys’ practice squad, and later signed a future-reserves contract, meaning that as of the beginning of the new NFL year, he would be a member of the team’s expanded offseason roster.

However, due to the owners and players’ association’s inability to get a new CBA in place, that has yet to happen--which allowed Bergeron the freedom to jump ship to return to the AFL, where he got his start as a member of the Columbus Wardogs. That is, with no collective bargaining agreement in place, his contract with the Cowboys was null.

Bergeron has also spent time with the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons.

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