Draft-eligible linebacker Willie Taylor signs as an undrafted free agent with Jacksonville
ARLINGTON, TEXAS (May 17, 2023) – The XFL announced that three additional players from XFL teams have signed NFL contracts. D.C. punter Daniel Whelan, who signed with the Green Bay Packers, was named to the 2023 All-XFL Team on May 8. This brings the total number of players who have signed an NFL contract to 21, including seven who earned All-XFL Team honors.
Arlington linebacker Willie Taylor signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent. Taylor, 23, was one of just three XFL players eligible for the NFL Draft, along with Seattle quarterback Harrison Frost and San Antonio defensive back Marco Domio. Taylor finished the season with four sacks and led the Renegades with eight tackles for loss.
To date, 58 players have either been invited to camps or have held individual workouts with NFL teams since the conclusion of the regular season. Monday, May 15, was the first day XFL players could officially sign NFL contracts. If the players return to the XFL, they will resume with their former teams.
The full list of players who have signed contracts as of 6 p.m. ET on their respective days are listed below in alphabetical order.
Announced on May 17
28 receptions, 230 yards, 1 TD, 8.2 yards per reception
16 total tackles, 4.0 sacks, 8.0 TFL, 1 INT, 2 FF
Green Bay Packers
All-XFL Team, 29 total punts, 45.6 punting average, 8 punts inside the 20-yard line, 4 postseason punts, 53.8 postseason punting average
20 total tackles, 1.0 TFL, 54.0 defensive grade from PFF
35 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, 7.0 TFL, 1 FF, 1 INT
33 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 5.0 TFL, 2 FF, 1 FR
John Parker Romo
All-XFL Team, 17 FG, 19 FGA, 2-3 from 50+ yards, 57-yard long FGM
34 tackles, 0.5 sack, 4 TFL, 2 INT
83.4 pass blocking grade and a 68.9 offensive grade from PFF
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