While the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks do several obstacles of roster manipulation, one player dubbed the XFL’s CMC, found a new home late Friday night. Max Borghi former Roughnecks Running Back was claimed by the Battlehawks with the XFL officially announcing it Monday morning on December 18th. The Washington State Alum now joins his 5th Professional Football team since coming out of school in 2022.
Borghi was a dynamic Running Back both in college and in the XFL. Despite only playing in 8 games, the Wazzu Alum totaled 6 TDs and 572 All-Purpose Yards with the Houston Roughnecks. Coming out of college and into the XFL Borghi has garner comparisons to Christian McCaffrey due to his versatility in the passing attack.
In a corresponding move the Battlehawks also released Offensive Lineman Shane Carpenter. Carpenter came out of Louisiana Tech and has bounce around the CFL, and Spring League before getting injured in Training Camp last year.
Borghi now joins a RB room with Mataeo Durant and Rookie Kevon Latulas going into 2024. Last season the Battlehawks leaned on St. Louis area native Brian Hill and Kareem Walker to put together a consistent ground game in 2023. With Walker now released and Hill’s status in question after his stint with the 49ers it appears Borghi may be the “guy” in St. Louis’ backfield in 2024. For more insight on Coach Becht’s strategy to build the team check out the video below:
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