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XFL FA Tracker:

Roughnecks QB PJ Walker - 2-year deal with Panthers

BattleHawks QB Jordan Ta'Amu - 1-year deal with Chiefs

Roughnecks LB DeMarquis Gates - signed with Vikings

Roughnecks CB Deatrick Nichols - signed with Saints

Defenders TE Khari Lee - signed with Falcons

Defenders S Tyree Kinnel - signed with Steelers

Guardians DT Cavon Walker - signed with Steelers

Guardians OT Jarron Jones - signed with Steelers

Renegades TE/WR Donald Parham -  signed with Chargers

Guardians DB Dravon Askew-Henry (Darelle Revis' cousin and the dude who threw a flag at the ref) - signed with Giants

BattleHawks DE DeWayne Hendrix - signed with Steelers

Renegades LS Christian Kuntz - signed with Steelers

Roughnecks LB Edmond Robinson - signed with Falcons

Vipers LS Nick Moore - signed with Ravens

 

 

Aside from PJ Walker to the Panthers and Jordan Ta'Amu to the Chiefs, several more XFL players have been signed so far.

Teams continue to dip into the Houston Roughnecks' undefeated roster, as the Saints signed XFL interceptions leader Deatrick Nichols. 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/saints-sign-former-roughnecks-standout-deatrick-nichols-the-third-xfl-player-to-join-the-nfl-in-2020/amp/

DeMarquis Gates, the Roughnecks' clutch off-ball Linebacker and arguably the best defensive player on the team, was signed by the Minnesota Vikings this morning. 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/03/24/former-xfl-linebacker-demarquis-gates-signing-with-vikings/amp/&ved=2ahUKEwjIscqxhrfoAhWjgnIEHfAnCXYQ0PADegQIBRAG&usg=AOvVaw24-XbUU1pr9JA28h-5doMx&ampcf=1

 

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32 minutes ago, Oregon Ducks said:

Training camp fodder.

Blah, blah. You're probably right, but that doesn't bother me. If anything, it's encouraging that the XFL is getting these people a shot that they otherwise likely wouldn't get, and they still might be able to play in the XFL next year. Strengthens both their viability and their product if guys like Gates and Nichols are signed and only half of the ones signed make a team, leading the other half to return to the XFL where they're star-caliber players playing fun, exciting football.

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DC Defenders TE Khari Lee signed with the Falcons.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/03/25/falcons-sign-former-xfl-te-khari-lee/amp/

Lee is a solid athletic TE, may have a role in the offense. He's really impressed me as a blocker and has had a few highlight-reel plays: 

https://www.houstontexans.com/video/highlights-khari-lee-one-hand-grab-15775665

https://www.buffalobills.com/video/khari-lee-leaps-to-make-27-yard-catch

 

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1 hour ago, Oregon Ducks said:

Training camp fodder.

Why do you let a millionaire live in your head rent free? 

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Dont know much about these XFL players, but Steelers signed DT Cavon Walker, OT Jarron Jones, S Tyree Kinnel.

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2 hours ago, FourThreeMafia said:

Dont know much about these XFL players, but Steelers signed DT Cavon Walker, OT Jarron Jones, S Tyree Kinnel.

Was about to post that. Cavon Walker was very disruptive. He has the body type to play 0 tech, 3 tech, or 5 tech in a 3-4 with his density. He's somewhere in the 280-295 range, but he's not overly long. He has good lateral agility, though, and he was rarely pushed out of his gap. He really got penetration and put pressure on QBs, and was even better than his league-leading sack totals indicate. He could be a super sub if he sticks with the Steelers. He generated plenty of interest from multiple NFL teams.

I watched every XFL game as a fan (something that can happen when they only have eight teams and they space the games over two days). Kinnel didn't stand out to me, but I haven't gotten to the Defenders actual film for scouting yet. He had decent college production, though.

The Guardians' OT, Jarron Jones, looked very nice. He's one of the few tackles that flashed NFL traits. Wasn't as impressive as Storm Norton, but Jones really did a great job at creating running lanes and keeping his guy tied up in the passing game.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/03/25/former-xfl-safety-tyree-kinnel-agrees-to-terms-with-steelers/amp/

 

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7 minutes ago, HoboRocket said:

Was about to post that. Cavon Walker was very disruptive. He has the body type to play 0 tech, 3 tech, or 5 tech in a 3-4 with his density. He's somewhere in the 280-295 range, but he's not overly long. He has good lateral agility, though, and he was rarely pushed out of his gap. He really got penetration and put pressure on QBs, and was even better than his league-leading sack totals indicate. He could be a super sub if he sticks with the Steelers. He generated plenty of interest from multiple NFL teams.

I watched every XFL game as a fan (something that can happen when they only have eight teams and they space the games over two days). Kinnel didn't stand out to me, but I haven't gotten to the Defenders actual film for scouting yet. He had decent college production, though.

The Guardians' OT, Jarron Jones, looked very nice. He's one of the few tackles that flashed NFL traits. Wasn't as impressive as Storm Norton, but Jones really did a great job at creating running lanes and keeping his guy tied up in the passing game.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/03/25/former-xfl-safety-tyree-kinnel-agrees-to-terms-with-steelers/amp/

 

Thanks for the info.

Saw Walker was the XFL sack leader, but that doesnt really mean much.  If he could even be a decent rotational guy, Id be happy.

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5 minutes ago, FourThreeMafia said:

Thanks for the info.

Saw Walker was the XFL sack leader, but that doesnt really mean much.  If he could even be a decent rotational guy, Id be happy.

Yeah, I think he's a good fit for the Steelers. Watching him play, he had some similarities to the departed Javon Hargrave. I don't think he'll start, but like I said before, I think he'll turn into a quality super-sub across the front three.

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Giants signed that corner from the Guardians who threw a flag back at the ref.

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16 minutes ago, minutemancl said:

Giants signed that corner from the Guardians who threw a flag back at the ref.

Surprised the Raiders did trade a 3rd round pick for him...

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The Chargers have signed former Dallas Renegades Super-Slot Donald Parham. Parham was arguably the most impressive player in the XFL this past season. Unreal athleticism. Outstanding length, really natural hands, and terrific long-speed (over 21 MPH). He abused everyone once he was getting targeted. He's that ideal "too big, long, and physical for a corner, too fast for a linebacker" weapon. He also gives really nice effort as a blocker. He shouldn't play TE at the next level with his weight, frame, and play strength not matching up, but at the very LEAST, he's a Slot WR beast in the open field with great hands and athleticism. 

https://mobile.twitter.com/DraftDiamonds?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1242568256675872769&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fxflnewshub.com%2Fxfl-news%2Fxfl-star-te-donald-parham-signs-with-la-chargers%2F

 

Parham was extremely productive in college and he actually was enjoying a very good Senior Bowl, but got hurt part-way through the week and had to sit out the remainder of practices as well as the game. He would have been a rookie this past year. He'll be a blocking mismatch against DBs and smaller LBs, so he should be played as a Super-Slot WR. Just watch him play. The Chargers got a good one.

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1 hour ago, HoboRocket said:

The Chargers have signed former Dallas Renegades Super-Slot Donald Parham. Parham was arguably the most impressive player in the XFL this past season. Unreal athleticism. Outstanding length, really natural hands, and terrific long-speed (over 21 MPH). He abused everyone once he was getting targeted. He's that ideal "too big, long, and physical for a corner, too fast for a linebacker" weapon. He also gives really nice effort as a blocker. He shouldn't play TE at the next level with his weight, frame, and play strength not matching up, but at the very LEAST, he's a Slot WR beast in the open field with great hands and athleticism. 

https://mobile.twitter.com/DraftDiamonds?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1242568256675872769&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fxflnewshub.com%2Fxfl-news%2Fxfl-star-te-donald-parham-signs-with-la-chargers%2F

 

Parham was extremely productive in college and he actually was enjoying a very good Senior Bowl, but got hurt part-way through the week and had to sit out the remainder of practices as well as the game. He would have been a rookie this past year. He'll be a blocking mismatch against DBs and smaller LBs, so he should be played as a Super-Slot WR. Just watch him play. The Chargers got a good one.

Yess siiir. Hope he makes the team.

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