Ex-NY Giant, Atlanta Falcon WR Anthony Dablé-Wolf has returned to Germany’s Braunschweig New Yorker Lions

French wide receiver Anthony Dablé -Wolf (newly married) is back to play in Europe.  He has returned to Germany’s Braunschweig New Yorker Lions after a two-year NFL journey which took him to the New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons.

One of the premier wide receivers in Europe, he was signed by the New York Giants in early 2016 and gained worldwide media attention.

He was the first European to sign with an NFL team without previous NFL or college experience. He signed with the Giants after a tryout that was arranged by ex-Giant Osi Umenyiora, who was working for the NFL in London as an ambassador.

Anthony Dablé during a workout at the Giants Training facility in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

He was followed by Germany’s Mauritz Bohringer shortly after.who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings.

After lasting with the Giants through preseason, he was released and did not get signed to the practice squad.

Following a tryout with the New England Patriots, Dablé signed a futures contract with the Atlanta Falcons  in early 2017 and also last through training camp and the preseason. He was released despite a much better performance than the year previous with the Giants.

In late 2015, the 6’5″, 215 lb, 29-year-old Dablé was coming off a superb season winning his second straight German Bowl with the Lions and the Eurobowl while also helping France to a fourth place finish in the IFAF World Championships. 

Anthony Dablé during a preseason game with the Atlanta Falcons in 2017

Widely considered one of the most dangerous receivers and returners in Europe in 2015, Dablé had signed to play with France’s Aix en Provence Argonautes for the 2016 season.

In his three years with the Lions, 2013-2015, he caught 145 passes for almost 2,500 yards and 32 touchdowns. He will suit up to play for the Lions in this weekend’s German Football League game against the Hamburg Huskies.

Needless to say, the already potent passing attack of the Lions just got better.

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