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Wildcats Trade WR Rashad Ross To DC For WR Tre McBride

In the midst of their Houston training camp, the LA Wildcats have made a huge trade with the DC Defenders that will send Wide Receiver Rashad Ross to the Defenders in exchange for Tre McBride. Although Ross was born and raised in California, he will head to a place he once called home as he played with the Washington Redskins for 3 years. 

This trade is somewhat surprising as Rashad Ross has been in the discussion as one of the best receivers in the XFL and was the Wildcats 2nd round pick and their 1st receiver taken in the XFL Draft. In addition, Ross was arguably the MVP of the AAF’s lone season.  

Both receivers are speed guys which makes a straight-up trade odd. On the surface and on paper this looks like the Defenders won the deal but, Head Coach/General Manager Winston Moss must know something the public does not. The Wildcats and Defenders had a joint practice on Saturday so clearly Coach Moss and his staff loved the way McBride played. 

Tre McBride played at William & Mary. He has since bounced around NFL practice squads although he got some NFL reps with the Chicago Bears. McBride was also a 2nd round pick in the XFL Draft so this trade could possibly be about scheme fit. 

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Growing up northwest of Los Angeles, Matthew Shapiro has lived and breathed sports from a young age. As a youth writer/reporter for the LA Wildcats, Matthew has combined his love for writing and sports. Outside of football, Matthew is a huge Lakers fan and wrote about the Lakers prior to joining XFL News Hub. You can follow Matthew on Twitter @matthewxfl or email him at

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