As you know by now the XFL has suspended the season due to the coronavirus. Shortly after the announcement came that the league would be ending the season early they alerted the press that they would also be allowing XFL players to sign with the NFL (or any other league) upon their exit physical. This pretty much cemented that the 2020 season was over, but since then we haven’t seen any XFL players picked-up. Which is surprising after stellar performances from PJ Walker, Camp Phillips, Jordan Ta’amu among others.
Well, today we have some more information on that front. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network is reporting that the NFL told teams last night that it “is working with the XFL to finalize procedure to permit NFL clubs to sign XFL players.”
Update: The NFL told clubs tonight it “is working with the XFL to finalize procedures to permit NFL clubs to sign XFL players.” For now, NFL clubs remain prohibited from discussing employment with players under contract to the XFL, which ended its season because of COVID-19. https://t.co/jJFGyWVWHr
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 18, 2020
This is great news for those players looking to advance their careers, but also sad news for the fans that loved watching them for their respective XFL franchise. We expect signings to start happening as early as this week, we’ll keep you posted as more information comes out on which XFL players land a spot in the NFL.
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