Damion Square Makes NFL Postseason History
Damion Square, a former Alabama defensive tackle, made NFL history on conference championship Sunday as the first player to start for two teams in the playoff.
Square started the postseason with the Las Vegas Raiders as they played the Cincinnati Bengals in a wild-card matchup. He had spent most of the Raiders season on the practice squad, but he did record three tackles and one tackle for loss in the wild card game.
After the Raiders lost that game 26-19, Square's contract with them expired and he was picked up by the Bengals and placed on the practice squad.
He was activated by Cincy just in time for Sunday's conference championship, where he came in and made history by becoming the first-ever player to play for two teams in a single season's postseason.
This historic moment became possible thanks to some NFL rule changes from 2020 which allow more roster flexibility by letting two practice squad players be called up to the active roster and sent back down without being waived.
The Bengals also became Square's fifth team this season on Sunday, as he spent time with the Cleveland Browns and New Orleans pre-season and the Chicago Bears and Raiders during the 2021 season.
Square is one of four Alabama players participating in the Super Bowl along with Bengals teammate Jonah Williams and Terrell Lewis and A'Shawn Robinson for the Los Angeles Rams.