Marcus Baugh is back in the NFL.
The former Ohio State tight end signed a free-agent contract with the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, four weeks after the Alliance of American Football suspended operations.
Baugh spent last offseason with the Oakland Raiders after going unselected in the 2018 NFL draft, but was released by the Raiders prior to the start of the regular season.
That led Baugh to the AAF, where he played for the San Diego Fleet until the league went under earlier this month. Now, though, he gets another opportunity to compete for a roster spot in the NFL with the Panthers, who have now signed a total of eight players who were previously in the AAF.
Baugh is the second Buckeye who participated in the AAF to line up an opportunity with an NFL team this week, joining former Ohio State defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle, who is set to participate in the Kansas City Chiefs' rookie minicamp.
Former Ohio State players Jalin Marshall, Doran Grant and Chase Farris also played in the AAF, but have not yet landed with NFL teams.