NFL receivers going back to Arena Football League

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(AP) -- Dallas Cowboys receiver Troy Bergeron and Cleveland Browns receiver Rod Windsor are going back to the Arena Football League during the NFL lockout.

Unable to work out at their NFL team's facilities, Bergeron this week signed with the AFL's Cleveland Gladiators and Windsor joined the Arizona Rattlers. Both are former AFL rookie of the year award winners.

AFL commissioner Jerry B. Kurz says his league assumed some players would come back but that officials "are not sure how big the influx will be." Players are permitted to sign with another league during the NFL lockout.

Windsor signed with the Rattlers on Wednesday, four days after Bergeron decided to join the Gladiators.

The 18-team AFL opened its season last week.