With two weeks to go before the XFL season gets underway, the Arlington Renegades add another player to their roster to boost their tight end room.
On the XFL website, the Renegades added tight end Nate Becker to the roster on Saturday.
Becker played in three seasons at Miami of Ohio University where he caught 19 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns during that span. His career highs came in 2018 in his senior season when he caught 13 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown. He would go undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft where he would sign with the Detroit Lions for two days in May before being released.
The Buffalo Bills would sign him shortly afterward and be on their practice squad for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Becker did have the chance to be on the Bills’ active roster for just one game. He wouldn’t get back on an NFL team until this past August when he bounced between the Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers before being cut prior to the regular season.
Sal Cannella and Shaun Beyer have stood out as the top tight ends for the Renegades heading into the regular season. Due to Cannella’s success in the USFL last season, he’s expected to win the starting job and possibly be the top pass-catching target for Arlington. There are currently five tight ends now with Becker joining the roster.
There are only two weeks before the season starts for the Renegades so it’s always a challenge with limited time to make the roster. Becker will have to fight for the number three tight end spot with Alex Ellis and Jibri Blount who have had more reps than Becker has. Time is not quite on Becker’s side, but can still make a significant amount of impact to earn his way onto the team.
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