With the Arlington Renegades starting to get affected by injuries, the team brings some reinforcements to help the offense.
The Renegades signed wide receiver Caleb Vander Esch and moved wide receiver Rannell Hall to the reserve list Wednesday night as reported by XFL Analyst.
Vander Esch is the cousin of Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. He played four seasons at South Dakota in college where he recorded 126 catches for 1448 yards and ten touchdowns. Back in April, he worked out for the 49ers at their pro day prior to the 2022 NFL Draft. He was most recently on the St. Louis BattleHawks’ training camp roster before being cut from the team prior to the season starting.
Hall was brought onto the Renegades in the middle of training camp and made an impact right away. He was listed on the week one depth chart as the starting wide receiver, kickoff returner, and punt returner. A hip injury kept him out of practice all week and was ruled out for the Vegas Vipers game which resulted in a 22-20 win for Arlington.
With Hall now being out, this now will move Tyler Vaughns up to the starting receiver role for the team. As for special teams, Joe Powell locks in the starting punt returner role and Adrian Killins will officially be the man at kickoff returner. Both did well as Powell had a 23-yard return in the game and Killins had a long of 31 yards on a return.
It’s unknown what Vander Esch’s role will be for the Sunday game against the Houston Roughnecks, but he will most likely fill the backup role as he learns the offense. Losing Hall is a loss for Arlington because of all that he can do on offense and special teams. The good news is the team has plenty of depth and talent to make up for it so the team should be good to go with the skill players in place.
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