The XFL’s 2023 season is over, but for several of the league’s players, their next football season is just getting started. Multiple XFL players have already signed with NFL teams that are trying to fill up their 90-man rosters ahead of training camp.
Despite a 4-6 record during the regular season, Bob Stoops’ Arlington Renegades won this year’s XFL Championship after upsetting the D.C. Defenders in the title game. The difference-maker in Arlington’s 35-26 upset was the play of quarterback Luis Perez, who was actually traded to the Renegades from the Vegas Vipers during the regular season. Perez threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns in the championship game.
As of this writing, Perez has yet to be signed by an NFL team. While he continues to wait, here’s a breakdown of the XFL players who have already joined NFL rosters since the conclusion of the XFL season.
- OT Barry Wesley: The former Sea Dragons lineman is joining the Falcons’ re-vamped roster. The 6-foot-7 Wesley is a versatile player who played four different positions on Colorado State’s offensive line during his college career.
- DL LaCale London: A member of the Bears from 2020-22, Landon is back in the NFL after a solid season as a member of the St. Louis BattleHawks. He was named Defensive Player of the Week after recording a pair of forced fumbles in a win over the Sea Dragons.
- S Lukas Denis: Dennis was signed by Atlanta after intercepting two passes and recording 37 tackles for St. Louis. A former college standout at Boston College, Dennis picked off seven passes during his junior season with the Eagles.
- DL Antwuan Jackson Jr.:The former Ohio State Buckeye recorded 20 tackles in nine games for the Sea Dragons.
- WR Gary Jennings: Jennings played at West Virginia before playing with the Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks. He was on the Indianapolis Colts offseason roster in 2021.
OLB/TE Jordan Thomas: Thomas spent time with Frank Reich while at Indianapolis Colts camp in 2021. The Panthers had Thomas work out at outside linebacker and tight end….