The Arlington Renegades already have a deep, veteran secondary that got even better with the signing of defensive back Cre’Von LeBlanc.
Twitter page XFL Analyst posted the news late Sunday night as he becomes the second defensive back signed by the team in the past week. The XFL website made the updates to the roster adding him to the list without a jersey number being assigned to him.
LeBlanc has proven to be a consistent performer in the NFL and had success in the league. He went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft where he began his career with the New England Patriots. LeBlanc bounced around the league starting with the Chicago Bears where he had two interceptions in 2016 and played with the team through the 2017 season. He joined the Detroit Lions in 2018 but only played three games in the season.
His breakout season came with the Philadelphia Eagles when he signed with them in early November of 2018. He would play a key role in the Eagles making the divisional round of the players with multiple injuries to the secondary. LeBlanc recorded an interception in their divisional round loss to the New Orleans Saints which earned him a new contract with the team. He would play for the Eagles until the 2020 season.
LeBlanc would go on to play for the Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans, New England Patriots, and Las Vegas Raiders. Throughout his NFL career, he recorded 118 tackles, 18 pass deflections, two forced fumbles, two interceptions, two sacks, one fumble recovery, and one defensive touchdown. He played in the NFL from 2016 until 2022.
Impact on Cre’Von LeBlanc Joining the Renegades
Talk about the rich getting richer. The Renegades feel like they have a stacked secondary that is filled with NFL experience and talent. Renegades head coach Bob Stoops spoke highly of the performances of Josh Hawkins and Will Hill who both played consistently in the NFL. LeBlanc feels like he can do the same thing.
He’s going to have to fight for playing time and a spot in the starting lineup with De’Vante Bausby and Hawkins looking like the starters at cornerback going into training camp. LeBlanc showcased his playmaking ability in the NFL creating turnovers and proving to be a great nickel corner. It would make sense to put him in that nickel position again with the Renegades.
Fans should be keeping their eyes out for the next three weeks on what the team is going to do in the secondary. We will soon be seeing players in the secondary getting cut from the roster to make room for players like LeBlanc. The question that arises is if he can learn the defense quickly enough to be a day-one starter for the team. With his abilities, fans shouldn’t count him out and should consider this another huge win for an already deep Renegades defense.
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