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Top XFL Stars getting shots at the NFL

The NFL schedule is up and running and more inroads are being made into the league by several XFL players. With the XFL canceled until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the XFL league revised its rules on players’ contracts. The contracts had prevented the players from signing with any NFL franchise until the XFL reboot season was over. However, with the stance revised, some players have already been in action at the NFL. You can catch up with some of the stars and could wager on their teams with this draftkings bonus offer.

While at it, different markets are also in place with the NFL currently on week 9. Other popular US sports are also available for wagering and are complemented further by updated new offers. So, who are these XFL stars getting shots at the NFL?

  • Sergio Castillo

The ex-Roughnecks placekicker will have Sam Ficken’s ‘injury’ to thank for after an opportunity to start for the Jets came by for Castillo. His first NFL game for the struggling Jets was against the Bills and while they ended up losing, Castillo was 1-1 on field-goal attempts and 1-1 on converts.

The cancelation of the CFL (Canadian Football League) season saw Castillo opting out of his contract to give a try at the NFL. More recently, he played for the Houston Roughnecks in the 2020 XFL season which was also canceled. In the XFL, he played 5 games that all ended undefeated and made five field goals.

  • PJ Walker

Another ex-Roughneck player has also made a shot at the NFL. This time is the quarterback PJ Walker who had his opportunity come by in a back-up role after a head hit on Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panther quarterback.

Teddy handed the ball off to PJ Walker after sustaining the hit and left the field for medical assessment. In his short stint on the field, the Panthers nearly scored with Walker connecting with Robby Anderson.

However, Bridgewater was back on and passed healthy to return to the game. In his 4 attempts, Walker had 1 completion for 3 yards.

  • Donald Parham Jr.

The Los Angeles Chargers have so far been impressed with Donald Parham Jr., ex-Dallas Renegades’ tight end, for his exploits on the field. While the playing time has been limited for the 6-foot-8 23-year-old tight end, things are almost ramping up for him.

From the little time he has played, Donald Parham Jr. has had 2 receptions for 41 yards and 2 touchdowns. Simply put, every time Donald has caught the ball, he has ended up scoring. His talent is undoubted among the XFL fans who have seen him in action but for the NFL fans, he is something to be excited about.

Here are other players who have been signed up by the NFL franchises;

  • Deatrick Nichols – Houston Roughnecks to the New Orleans Saints
  • Cavon Walker – New York Guardians to the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Khari Lee – D.C Defenders to the Atlanta Falcons
  • DeMarquis Gates – Houston Roughnecks to Minnesota
  • Christian Kuntz – Dallas Renegades to the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Nick Moore – Tampa Bay Vipers to the Baltimore Ravens
  • Jordan Ta’amu – St. Louis Battlehawks to the Kansas City Chiefs

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Mark Perry, a passionate sports journalist and the founder and editor of XFL News Hub, has been at the forefront of covering the XFL since its revival in 2018. Within days of the XFL's announced return, Mark initiated XFL News Hub to keep the fans abreast of every detail, game, and development of the league. Mark's extensive knowledge of the sport, combined with his unwavering dedication to providing comprehensive and accurate reporting, has made XFL News Hub the go-to platform for all things related to the XFL. His work over the years has brought him recognition in the world of sports journalism, solidifying his place as a leading voice in XFL coverage. Beyond just reporting, Mark believes in fostering a community around the XFL, engaging fans through his innovative content and discussions. If you have any inquiries, comments, or insights you'd like to share, Mark welcomes you to contact him directly at

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