Nichols played for the Houston Roughnecks earlier this year, pacing the upstart league with three interceptions in five games. When the XFL shuttered its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nichols landed with the Saints. But he didn’t get a fair shake in training camp, having been released weeks before practices began in earnest.
Now he has a new opportunity with the Dolphins, playing in his Miami hometown. But he’ll have to seriously impress in training camp to crack their opening-day roster: the Dolphins boast one of the best three-deep depth charts at cornerback around the league between Xavien Howard, splashy free agent signing Byron Jones, and first-round draft pick Noah Igbinoghene.
This is great to see and another reason why the XFL was a success, even if they only played half of a season. We look forward to seeing as many former XFL players on the field this year in the NFL. You can stay up to date with all the latest XFL players making the move to the NFL with our XFL Player Tracker.