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XFL Stars Headline CFL’s Negotiation List

The CFL has what they call a Negotiation List in which each team releases names of players currently not in the league that they would like to sign. On Thursday the Canadian league released their teams’ list, which had quite a few XFL players on it.

The players on the list are international players that have not had their contractual rights claimed by another CFL team. The league does have a draft, but it’s primarily for Canadian players.

Each team has released 10 players they wish to claim the rights to, should they decide to play in the CFL. Some are currently in college, some are on NFL teams, either on active lists, or practice squads. Some aren’t playing at all.

This list has many XFL players on it, and some that could be targeted by the league once the next season commences (we do not know for sure when that will be).

PJ Walker, Jordan Ta’amu, Jacques Patrick, Deatrick Nichols, and DeAndre Thompkins are among XFL stars that were named. Josh Rosen, Shea Patterson, Bryce Perkins, and Anthony Gordon are some of the QBs I listed that would be great targets for the XFL, and apparently, the CFL agrees.

The league minimum for American players in the CFL is $65,000, Canadian. Which at the time of press is about $48,000 in American dollars. Less than the projected XFL minimum of $55,000.

This is more proof of the power of the XFL. Not only are there now 20 players in the NFL at the moment, but others that aren’t, but played in our league are getting attention from other major professional football leagues.

It is unlikely one would choose to play in the CFL, although these are minimums, and not reflective of what the player could stand to make. That said, anything can happen, and players have the right to negotiate with anyone they choose.

Although no player is allowed to negotiate a contract with the CFL until their current deal has ended, if players like Walker wanted to play there, they would have to wait until the beginning of the next NFL league year.

Other notable XFL players on the list are Tarvarus McFadden, Isaiah Williams, and Connor Cook.

Below is the 2020 CFL Negotiation List:

Zerrick CooperQBJacksonville State
Ben DiNucciQBJames Madison
Gage GubrudQBWashington St.
Shea PattersonQBMichigan
Rodney SmithRBMinnesota
Bryce SterkDLMontana State
Khalil TateQBArizona
Kevin ThomsonQBSacramento St.
Nick TianoQBChattanooga
Javin WhiteDBUNLV
Tommy ChampionOLMississippi St.
Case CookusQBNorthern Arizona
Dalyn DawkinsRBColorado St.
Pete GuerrieroRBMonmouth
Jerry Louie-McGeeWRMontana
Dante OlsonLBMontana
Bryce PerkinsQBVirginia
Brandon PolkWRJames Madison
Josh RosenQBUCLA
Shane ZylstraWRMinnesota State
Jake BrowningQBWashington
Tyler JonesOLNorth Carolina St.
Tommylee LewisWRNorthern Illinois
Tre McBrideWRWilliam & Mary
Robert McCray IIIDEIndiana
Trace McSorleyQBPenn St.
Justin PhillipsDEOklahoma St.
Marcus SmithDELouisville
Orlando “Duke” ThomasDBTexas
DeAndre ThompkinsWRPenn St.
Jack AbrahamQBSouthern Mississippi
Luke FalkQBWashington St.
DeMarquis GatesLBOle Miss
Nigel HarrisLBSouth Florida
Anthony LanierDLAlabama A&M
Garrett MarinoDLAlabama at Birmingham
J.J. NelsonWRAlabama at Birmingham
Jester WeahWRPittsburgh
Ralph WebbRBVanderbilt
Terrell WilliamsDBHouston
Ian BookQBNotre Dame
Breon BordersDBDuke
Charlie BrewerQBBaylor
John DakaDEJames Madison
Sharif FinchDETemple
Blake JacksonWR/QBMary Hardin-Baylor
Wyatt MillerOLCentral Florida
Deatrick NicholsDBSouth Florida
Brock PurdyQBIowa St.
Isaiah WilliamsOLAkron
Tre’ CrawfordDLAlabama at Birmingham
Anthony GordonQBWashington St.
Sam HartmanQBWake Forest
Anthony JohnsonWRBuffalo
Benny LeMayRBCharlotte
Byron MarshallWROregon
Jalen MortonQBPrairie View A&M
Jordan Ta’amuQBOle Miss
Zac ThomasQBAppalachian State
Daniel WiseDLKansas
Dejon AllenOLHawaii
Connor CookQBMichigan St.
Treston DecoudDBOregon St.
Jordan FehrLBAppalachian St.
Nick HolleyQB/WRKent St.
Ledarius MackDEBuffalo
Tarvarus McFaddenDBFlorida St.
Nick WheelerDLColgate
Terrance WilliamsWRBaylor
Kendall WrightWRBaylor
Kelly BryantQBMissouri
Kendall ColemanDLSyracuse
Jayden DanielsQBArizona St.
Hendon HookerQBVirginia Tech
Sam HowellQBNorth Carolina
Mac JonesQBAlabama
Asher O’HaraQBMiddle Tennessee St.
Ty StoreyQBWestern Kentucky
P.J. WalkerQBTemple
Brady WhiteQBMemphis
Keion AdamsDLWestern Michigan
Marcus ApplefieldOLVirginia
Joe CallahanQBWesley
Jamal Davis IIDLAkron
Jacques PatrickRBFlorida State
Teo ReddingWRBowling Green
Daniel SmithQBVillanova
J.J. TaylorRBArizona
Rogan WellsQBValdosta St.
Justin ZimmerDLFerris St.

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