The Atlanta Havoc of the American Arena League (AAL) have signed free agent Safety Joe Powell. Powell played collegiately for one season in 2013 at the Globe Institute of Technology where he recorded 53 tackles, 1.5 of which were sacks, and had one interception.
After college, he signed with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks for the 2015 season who were then a member of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL). During his time with the Steelhawks he recorded 11 interceptions and 52.5 tackles which earned him the PIFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.
Powell then signed with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League (AFL) for the 2016 season. More recently, he attended the Philadelphia Eagles rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. He then signed with the New York Giants on Aug. 17, 2016 before being waived Aug. 30. On Oct. 25, 2016, the Buffalo Bills signed him as a practice squad member. He'd go on to sign a reserve/future contract with the Bills on Jan. 2,, 2017. The Bills waived him on Sept 2, 2017.