Arena Football is back!
Well, sort of.
Two months after the Philadelphia Soul took home ArenaBowl XXIX, the Chinese Arena Football League kicks off its first season this weekend as the Dalian Dragon Kings visit the Shenzhen Naja Saturday morning.
One of the big stories for the Dragon Kings is their pending roster. In the draft this June, they selected Jacksonville Sharks wide receiver Joe Hills. Hills broke several records during the 2016 Arena Football League season. However, Hills will not be playing for the Dragon Kings this season as he looks to win a championship with Jacksonville.
Now with Hills gone, the Dragon Kings now do not have any AFL players on their roster, so they’ll be flying blind as they visit the Naja this Saturday.