The Washington Redskins announced Monday that they’ve signed German DL David Bada.
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) April 27, 2020
The International Player Pathway program was instituted by the NFL in 2017 as a way to grow the game of football. Each year one of the NFL’s eight divisions will be randomly chosen to receive one international player each.
Those players don’t count against the 90-man roster limit and can be carried as an eleventh practice squad member if they’re not signed to a contract.
Bada played in the top football division in Germany for a team known as the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns. Bada worked out for NFL scouts last month.