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Wow that sucks for JJ. This looks super bad on the XFL if they block these types of opportunities. 

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29 minutes ago, RaidersAreOne said:

Wow that sucks for JJ. This looks super bad on the XFL if they block these types of opportunities. 

Its Vince McMahon. Petty is in his DNA.

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I’d assume there are contracts in the XFL. Did Johnson not know that he could be blocked from joining the NFL? Can’t imagine there would be many fringe NFL players who’d want to join knowing they could be blocked. It’s not like the XFL pays well.

but I get it from the XFLs standpoint. They won’t survive if they can’t get a few known QBs, then again I won’t be tuning in to watch the Josh Johnson’s of the world compete.

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Josh Johnson wouldn't be playing in Detroit for all that long anyway, so it's probably for his benefit.  

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That's wack. If it's in the contracts, nothing you can do. Every players goal is the NFL so finding out that your new league could potentially keep you from that is pretty dejecting. 

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It's not a good look for the XFL moving forward. That's exactly the reason why these guys are joining up to play in this league. It also tells me that the Lions (rightly so) are probably going to shut down Stafford and they were looking for a veteran guy to provide some sort of spark and not lose out the rest of the year. Driskel has been adequate as a back-up but he's not a guy that's going to help win you games. 

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Lions want to sign Josh Johnson. Josh Johnson can't be signed. 

If only there was another mobile QB out there who hasn't played much NFL football for quite some time, but wanted back in the league... 

If only... 

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6 minutes ago, DoleINGout said:

We need a separate XFL News forum.

Just a separate XFL forum in general.

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46 minutes ago, swede700 said:

Josh Johnson wouldn't be playing in Detroit for all that long anyway, so it's probably for his benefit.  

He’d probably make more in one week with the Lions than he would for a full season in the XFL.

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14 minutes ago, HoboRocket said:

Just a separate XFL forum in general.

Let's see if it lasts longer than a season before we make that sort of commitment.

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Shrug. One organization wants to poach a guy from another - I don’t see how blocking said poaching is messed up. Happens all the time.

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8 minutes ago, ET80 said:

Let's see if it lasts longer than a season before we make that sort of commitment.

This is about football's future, ET.

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56 minutes ago, wcblack34 said:

Lions want to sign Josh Johnson. Josh Johnson can't be signed. 

If only there was another mobile QB out there who hasn't played much NFL football for quite some time, but wanted back in the league... 

If only... 

Are you talking about actually wanting in, or mere lip service to keep receiving attention?

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