Ex-Jacket Burden signs with new pro football league team in Atlanta

Former Georgia Tech offensive lineman Freddie Burden (DAVID BARNES / SPECIAL)

Former Georgia Tech offensive lineman Freddie Burden is among the first 100 players to sign with the new Alliance of American Football professional league.

According to a release by the league, the standard Alliance player contract offers players a base salary of $250,000 over three years and the league launch date is February 2019. Burden will play for the league’s Atlanta franchise, whose offensive coordinator will be former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick.

Burden is one of five players signed to the Atlanta franchise. Two others include cornerback Shaq Wiggins, the former metro Atlanta high school star who played at Georgia, Louisville and Tennessee, and cornerback Laronji Vason, who played at Wake Forest before ending his college career at West Georgia in 2016.

Former UNC defensive back Desmond Lawrence and former Campbell defensive back Carlos Merritt round out the five Atlanta signees.

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