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Battlehawks Claim the Rights to Four Players Among Merger Talks

On October 18th the XFL PR department began announcing that several of their players whose “rights” were claimed would begin signing Letters of Intent with the league for 2024. Over the past three weeks players from the Combine, Free Agency, and Rookie Draft have begun filling out the rosters of our favorite XFL teams for 2024. So far, the Battlehawks have added Nine total players in addition to Kevin Atkins who signed his Letter of Intent on November 2nd to return to St. Louis.

Most Recent Players to Sign LOI:

RB, Kevon Latulas, Missouri State:

Latulas finished his career with the Bears having carried the ball 144 times for 1,029 yards and six touchdowns. Latulas also caught 39 passes for 458 yards and four touchdowns and was on the All-MVFC Honor Roll. He also participated in the Podyum All-Star Bowl in Miami this past January.

TE, Kemore Gamble, Florida/Central Florida:

Gamble started his college career at Florida playing with NFL talents like Kyle Trask, and Kyle Pitts before transferring to UCF. He would be selected to play in the Hula Bowl Classic after appearing in 11 games for UCF. Gamble recorded seven catches for 118 yards and a touchdown in 2022. In his career he totaled 55 receptions for 750 yards and 8 touchdowns over 31 games.

Linebacker Callahan O’Reilly Montana State

With Mike Rose, Silas Kelly, and Carson Wells all leaving St. Louis, Dave Boller continued to load up on Linebackers with the acquisition of Callahan O’Reilly. O’Reilly was an All-Conference and FCS All-American at Montana State, totaling over 200 tackles during his college career. After a stint with the Bears during their minicamp, O’Reilly now joins the Battlehawks for a chance to compete as a starter at the professional level.

WR Kemari Averett Bethune-Cookman

Averett began his college career at Louisville from 2018 to 2019 before transferring to Bethune Cookman in 2020. While at Bethune-Cookman Averett totaled 91 Receptions, 1333 yards, and 17 touchdowns while adding an additional 144 yards on 15 receptions at Louisville.

With a merger with the USFL imminent, XFL teams have continued to operate normally until more details arise. With USFL roster set to 60 during the off-season it may be safe to assume that XFL rosters may be transitioning to a similar model rather than the original 90, that was announced after the season.

To learn more about how Coach Becht plans to build his roster in the off-season check out the video below:

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Pat Rifino is a former Security Contractor turned writer. He began his writing career talking about geo-politics, and the defense industry. Now Pat writes about alt-league football, while hanging with his dogs in his off time.

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