Former Merrimack tight end Dillon Salva will play in The Spring League over the next month.
The Spring League began play in 2017 and it’s an annual scouting event and showcase for players looking to land on professional rosters. Last season, 53 players signed pro contracts after the league concluded in April, and alums of the league include Johnny Manziel. The 2018 event was scouted by 18 NFL teams, 9 CFL teams and featured 37 NFL signings and 16 CFL signings. Almost one-third of the players in the league received invites to NFL training camps.
This season, The Spring League is partnering with Vince McMahon’s new XFL league in an attempt to test rule changes for the XFL’s debut in 2020.
The 6-foot-6 New Jersey native played two seasons at Merrimack as a junior and senior and was selected to the 2017 National Bowl. After his college career, he participated in camp with the Washington Redskins and Atlanta Falcons. Salva also worked out for the New York Giants and New York Jets.