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XFL Teams Claim Rights To 28 Players Following Combine

ARLINGTON, Texas (August 9, 2023) – The XFL announced that the exclusive rights to 28 players were assigned to XFL teams Wednesday.

The teams acquired rights to players who were invited to the XFL Combine last month or XFL Showcases held earlier this summer.

Players are listed alphabetically by team:

TEAM                                      PLAYER                                 POS                COLLEGE                 

Arlington Renegades              Tyler Roberts                          TE                   Merrimack

D.C. Defenders                       Dennis Johnson                      DL                   Grand Valley State

Houston Roughnecks             Elijah Blades                           DB                   Buffalo

Houston Roughnecks             Tristen Wallace                       TE                   Prairie View A&M

Orlando Guardians                 Chris Bacon                            DB                   Bowling Green

Orlando Guardians                 Dallas Daniels                         WR                  Jackson State

Orlando Guardians                 Vincent DiLeo                         LB                    Delaware Valley

Orlando Guardians                 Maurice Greene                      DL                   Stonehill College

Orlando Guardians                 Kordell Jackson                      DB                   Austin Peay

Orlando Guardians                 Roderick Young                      DL                   North Texas

San Antonio Brahmas            Robert Barnes                        LB                    Colorado

San Antonio Brahmas            Marcus Cooper                       RB                   Incarnate Word

San Antonio Brahmas            TJ Edwards                             QB                   Indianapolis

San Antonio Brahmas            Blaine Hoover                         OL                   Incarnate Word

San Antonio Brahmas            Michael Kennedy                    LB                    Northern Illinois

San Antonio Brahmas            Trey Morrison                         DB                   Oklahoma

St. Louis Battlehawks             Eric Assoua                            DL                   Western Michigan

St. Louis Battlehawks             Jake Brammer                        OL                   Vanderbilt

St. Louis Battlehawks             Prince Charles Iworah            DB                   Western Kentucky

St. Louis Battlehawks             Christian Mejia                        DL                   Washington State

St. Louis Battlehawks             Aaron Nelson                          WR                  Delaware Valley

St. Louis Battlehawks             Callahan O’Reilly                    LB                    Montana State

St. Louis Battlehawks             Cedrice Paillant                      OL                   Marshall

Vegas Vipers                          Anthony Cioffi                         DB                   Rutgers

Vegas Vipers                          Ryan Davis                             WR                  Auburn

Vegas Vipers                          Brandon Outlaw                      RB                   USC

Vegas Vipers                          Kevin Toote                            OL                   Pace

XFL teams are allowed to hold the rights of up to 90 players during the offseason.

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  1. Don from St Louis

    August 10, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Ka-kaw my friends,
    The season is still 6 months out, but I am already getting excited.

    I am looking forward to seeing a schedule so that I can plan a trip for an away game.

    Any suggestions as to where I should go?

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