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Heinicke Keeps the Momentum Going, Improves to 4-1 as Commanders Starter

The Heinicke Express continues to roll, as the Commanders improved to 4-1 with him under center. After a dynamic win in Week 10, the Commanders QB won again vs the beleaguered Texans during their week 11 bout. The best part about all these victories is Heinicke buys his team a new pair of Jordans each week in the color of the team he beats.

Though Heinicke wasn’t throwing bombs, and scoring touchdowns during week 11, he put together an efficient 15/27 performance for 191 Yards with no turnovers enroute to a 23-10 victory. Though not the most impressive numbers Heinicke continues to efficiently produce victories while under center and keeping the commanders in the playoff hunt.

With the success of Heinicke’s recent run, Coach Ron Rivera has named him the starter for Week 12, moving forward against the Falcons. Heinicke is now 11-9 as a starter for the Commanders in 2021 and 2022. One of the more successful quarterbacks for the franchise since Alex Smith who was 11-5 in his 16 starts over parts of two seasons.

Other Former XFL Player Movement

Browns starting guard Michael Dunn has been placed on injured reserve this week. Dunn is a veteran of the AAF playing with the Birmingham Iron and was also a Sixth-Round pick of the Seattle Dragons in 2020. Dunn has started two games over the past two weeks, while appearing in eight games throughout the Browns 2022 season.

Tanner Gentry was also active this week due to Jake Kumerow being placed on IR. Gentry participated in special teams and Eleven Offensive Snaps for the Bills during their week 11 contest against the Browns.

Kenny Robinson was also cut and resigned by the Panthers this week. Robinson has been with the Panthers since leaving the XFL 2.0 in 2020. Robinson made history by being drafted by the NFL in the 5th round of the 2020 draft, after playing professional football with the St. Louis Battlehawks. He’s been cut and signed by the Panthers Three times this year.

Heinicke’s success is definitely one we continue to track at XFL News Hub as his accolades seem to be a weekly story on this website. As Heinicke and former XFL players make headlines in the NFL our staff will continue to broadcast them here on the site. For Heinicke it looks like his story and legend will continue to grow over the next seven weeks of the season.

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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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