So far this XFL offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed DL Cavon Walker, OT Jarron Jones, S Tyree Kinnel, long snapper Christian Kuntz and DE Dewayne Hendrix. By far, the most of any NFL team. According to Steelers GM Kevin Colbert, it is not over yet.
“We still have few more in the works,” Colbert said. “It was good that those players were made available to us. Going through the draft as we are with some limited information, that could curtain some college free agents that we are able to sign. Knowing these (XFL) players a little bit better, we feel it was important to add as many as we could who could help us in terms of being competitive players for training camp.”Steelers GM Kevin Colbert via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The NFL is a copy cat league, look for other NFL GM’s to follow suit. Teams have less information about incoming college players this off-season due to COVID-19. Aside from Skype calls, organizations are unable to bring in potential players for workouts. At least with XFL players, they have pro experience.
The NFL offseason and pre-season are totally up in the air at this point. Even NFL insider Adam Schefter via the Scott Van Pelt’s SportsCenter on Tuesday night thinks so.
We all want to see the days where we have the distraction of football,” Schefter said. “OTAs? That’s not happening. The offseason program? That’s not happening. The draft is happening only through the sheer force and determination and lack of foresight from the NFL. They are determined to put this on while there is carnage in the streets.”Adam Schefter
Stacking your team with former XFL players is not a bad idea given the current state of things.
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