3 weeks ago
By the time the NFL draft wraps up on Saturday after about three days straight of non-stop coverage, analysis and flaming hot sports takes, you’re probably going to be a little football-ed out.
But, as is the case when you’re sick of turkey and stuffing but can still put down a piece of pie at the end of Thanksgiving, there’s always room for cheerleaders.
Given that, we’ve found five NFL cheerleaders to check out on Instagram this weekend after the draft has come to an end.
Name: Andrea Cadigan
Team: New England Patriots
Why you should follow her: Cheerleading runs in Cadigan’s blood as her mother and sister were both also cheerleaders for the Pats. In October, Cadigan drew a lot of attention for her form-fitting SpongeBob Halloween costume.
Name: Bailey Davis
Team: Formerly the New Orleans Saints
Why you should follow her: Davis is one of the ex-NFL cheerleaders who filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the league. Recently she offered to settle her claim for $1 if she can have a “good faith” meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell and league lawyers.
Name: Jinelle Esther
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Why you should follow her: Esther studied performing arts at Deakin University on a scholarship and danced professionally around Australia, the Philippines and Dubai. A Zumba instructor as well as a receptionist, Esther is a black belt in Taekwondo.
Name: Kristan Ware
Team: Formerly the Miami Dolphins
Why you should follow her: Like Davis, Ware filed a lawsuit against the NFL and is no longer cheerleading for Miami. Instead, she curates her blog about her life and religious beliefs.
Name: Alison Powers
Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Why you should follow her: A graphic designer with more than a decade of experience working in both print and digital media, Powers still work as a digital designer. A dancer for more than 20 years, Powers performs twice a year in community ballet productions at the Florida Theatre.