MUNICH – The football adventure of German professional Chris Azela moves to the next chapter. The former NFL supporter of the Baltimore Ravens has now switched to Canadian team the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
He was selected in the spring of fifth in the “Global Draft” of the Canadian Football League (CFL). “The coaches wrote to me that they had drafted me, that I was part of the team and that I could now decide whether to come or not,” he said at the time.
The now Munich-born reported from the Mosaic Stadium, Roughriders Stadium, in his Instagram story and wrote that everything went well with his family and now he is looking forward to the new phase of his career.
in an interview with ran In early March, Azila was not convinced about the CFL project. Committing to three years is too long for him – after all, he wants to be back in the NFL in the long run. “If I had signed up for the normal CFL draft, it would have been different. So I fell into the wrong category.”
Chris Azela: Long-term goal is the NFL
It is not yet entirely clear what exactly has changed now. It goes without saying that the long-term goal is still the NFL.
He was able to collect match practice in the European Football League (EFL) in the spring.
He played three games for Cologne Centurion, but was forced to end the season prematurely due to family reasons.
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