Dallas Renegades Adds Three Players, Cuts One

James Quick-Christian Kuntz-Derrick Puni
James Quick / Christian Kuntz / Derrick Puni

The Dallas Renegades join in with many teams in making roster changes on Thursday when they added three more players to their roster and made the decision to cut safety Jalen Harvey. Harvey was going to have a tough time finding playing time as the safety position was deep with Derron Smith leading the way. With the recent roster moves, the team was able to get to 70 before training camp gets underway on Saturday in Houston. Here are the newest members of the team.

James Quick, WR, Louisville

James Quick has some height to him at 6 foot 2 inches which makes him one of the tallest receivers on the team. While he won’t be the fastest receivers on the team, he will make with sure hands. He had a successful college career at Louisville where he caught 126 receptions for 2,032 yards and 14 touchdowns. After spending time with the Washington Redskins and stepping away from the game for two years, he joined the Atlanta Legend of the Alliance of American Football where he caught 10 passes for 98 yards.

He will be brought in to compete for a starting job as an outside receiver in Hal Mumme’s offense. While the competition will be stiff with the deep receiving core, Quick should be able to find his place in the offense and use his height to help him earn a spot on the roster.

Christian Kuntz, LB, Duquesne

Christian Kuntz was a team captain and a star defensive player at Duquesne where he recorded 136 tackles, 21.5 sacks, four interceptions, and five forced fumbles in two seasons there. He got a chance to compete in the NFL with the Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He’s also developed into a long snapper and could compete with Owen Gilbert for the long snapping job. He should fit in with the linebacking core with a ton of speed and athleticism and may be asked on to move into a defensive end role to pass rush from the outside.

Derrick Puni, OT, Central Missouri

Hal Mumme’s offense requires athleticism from his offensive lineman and that’s exactly what he will be getting with Derrick Puni. During his time at Division II’s Central Missouri, Puni was able to earn AFCA 1st Team All American and D2Football 1st Team All American. He played both left and right tackle during his time in college before getting on the Dallas Cowboys as he competed for a job in the NFL. His experience in the shotgun style offense should help give him an advantage in competing for a spot on the roster.

Colin Jeter looks to solidify his pro football career with the XFL Seattle Dragons

Colin Jeter Seattle Dragaons XFL
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Colin Jeter, a tight end currently with the Seattle Dragons of the XFL, began his football career at Longview High School in Longview, TX.

“I played for Coach King at Longview,” Jeter said. “As a kid, I played offensive line just because I was the biggest kid. But, I grew up and stretched out, and they decided to make me a tight end.”

After high school, and after some deliberations, Jeter attended LSU and played with the storied Tigers squad.

“I kind of had a wild road, but ended up playing for LSU,” Colin explained. “I got to play there for three years and had a blast. Coach Ensminger recruited me, and he was my tight ends coach, and ended up being the offensives coordinator of the last portion of my senior year.”

Colin has good memories of his time at LSU.

“I had a phenomenal time living in Baton Rouge and just enjoying the game and enjoying playing big time football.”

After college, Jeter went undrafted. However, soon after the draft ended he received a phone call from the Indianapolis Colts, and an invitation to their rookie minicamp. From there, Jeter won a spot on the Colts training camp roster, but was stricken by a broken foot in the first week of training camp. It was a setback he did not count on.

“I had earned a spot, at least for the training camp roster before they made cuts. But I ended up breaking my foot the first week of training camp. I had foot surgery and it didn’t work out for me. But, that’s just how the business works.”

A season later, after his foot had healed, Jeter got a shot with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, in what seems like a cruel replay of bad fortune, he suffered a concussion in the first week of training camp and was eventually waived by the Bucs.

Jeter’s next opportunity came with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football (AAF), however misfortune struck again as he spent much of the shortened AAF season on the IR list.

Now, the XFL has come calling; first by inviting Jeter to a Summer Showcase, and then by the Seattle Dragons drafting him in the fifth round in the October draft. If bad luck comes in threes, Jeter has already had his quota. It must be high time for good fortune to shine on his career.

“I was back out of a job. So, it’s been somewhat of a journey and frustrating with the injury,” Colin said. “That’s how it goes. Let’s start at the guys that have similar stories to me, whether it’s injuries or just not having a room on a roster and you’re just kind of bouncing around. But I think that’s what makes this league (the XFL) so great, is that it provides opportunity for guys like me.”

Clearly, Jeter has set his sights on the XFL as a way to set his pro football career on the right track, and solidify his play as a marquee tight end. He has already been through a minicamp with the Dragons, and next on the slate is the January training camp in Houston.

“Minicamp was kind of introductory phase,” Jeter said. “When training camp comes it’s pretty much a full-go. So, we’re looking forward to just adding onto what we’ve already learned.”

There are five tight ends on the Seattle Dragons roster, but Jeter isn’t afraid of the competition.

“Obviously they make roster cuts, so we’re going to do what we can…. Everybody is going to be going full-go and doing what they can to make that squad.”

We send Colin Jeter the best of luck in the upcoming training camp and wish him good health through the 2020 XFL season. We know he deserves it.

The entire interview with Colin Jeter may be found in XFL Xtra Episode 17-2019 – Solidify
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Topps to issue XFL trading card set in March 2020 – Twitter User XFLCards finally has fresh work in store

Topps XFL 2020 Trading Cards

We knew it was going to happen, but now we know a few more details. Topps will issue the first new XFL 2020 trading card set in March 2020.

In doing so, Topps will be closely matching their effort when they issued the only existing XFL trading card set in March 2001.

From the 2020-Topps-XFL-Football-Cards-Sell-Sheet, “The XFL has committed to creating a revolutionary fan experience by reimagining the game of football. 2020 Topps XFL Football will capture the excitement of the league’s debut season – highlighted by a 200-card base set featuring the XFL’s top players and coaches.”

Details of the 2020 trading card set:

Collect the 200-card base set featuring top
players and head coaches from all 8 XFL teams.

  • Green Parallel – #’ed to 99
  • Purple Parallel – #’ed to 50
  • Blue Parallel – #’ed to 25
  • Red Parallel – #’ed to 10
  • Black Parallel – #’ed to 5
  • Gold Parallel – #’ed 1 of 1

Stars of the XFL – a lineup of the league’s
most promising talent (1:6 packs)

  • Blue Parallel – #’ed to 25
  • Red Parallel – #’ed to 10
  • Black Parallel – #’ed to 5
  • Gold Parallel – #’ed 1 of 1

Look for 3 on-card autograph cards in every hobby box.

  • Blue Parallel – #’ed to 25
  • Red Parallel – #’ed to 10
  • Black Parallel – #’ed to 5
  • Gold Parallel – #’ed 1 of 1

Throwback Twitter account @XFLCards was one of the first to tweet about the new card set. The fact that Topps will issue the first new XFL trading card set in 19 years must be a relief to @XFLCards since they have been relegated to tweeting about the older XFL trading card set since the account was established in March 2009.

Clearly, the operator of @XFLCards has fresh work in store. Steve Tanner, the Chicago-based fan behind the Twitter handle refers to his work as a “community building experiment with some other dead leagues.”  He also posts information about card sets from other “dead leagues” such as the AAF, AFL, WLAF, and NFL Europe.

“I tend to post 5 cards a week, one from each dead league. XFL, AAF, AFL, WLAF, and NFL Europe,” he said.

The interesting fact is that one of the former dead leagues he reports on has come back to life!

XFL Xtra Episode 17-2019 – Solidify – Colin Jeter and Greg Parks

First, we hear from Colin Jeter, a Tight End currently with the Seattle Dragons of the XFL. We talk to Colin about his journey from a high school football team in Longview Texas, to the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge, through two NFL teams and eventually being drafted by the Seattle Dragons in the open round of the October draft. Then we talk to one of our XFLBoard.com Tampa Bay Vipers team reporters, Greg Parks. We ask Greg about XFL player movements, and get some idea of what to expect of the fluid team rosters between now and XFL kickoff.

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The Roughnecks Offensive Depth Chart

As 2019 comes to a close, and the XFL mini camps have all wrapped up, it’s time to take a serious look at more of the Roughnecks roster going into training camp which starts on January 4th and ends with roster cuts on January 22nd in anticipation of the upcoming season.  We’ve already taken a look at the Quarterback position and looked at a number of the Wide Receivers and Running Backs that Head Coach June Jones will have to build up offensive firepower this season. This third in a series of articles takes a better look at some of the players in the trenches who will determine success or failure at the line of scrimmage on offense.  The fourth article will be devoted to the Roughnecks defensive depth chart.

Wide Receiver Corps: We’ve already introduced some of the great WR’s that the Roughnecks have added to their roster, including NFL veterans such as Sammie Coates and Jalen Saunders, but this organization has stocked up with an entire WR corps that will no doubt provide additional explosive capabilities to the Roughnecks offense. Players such as Blake Jackson, a DIII national champion and All-American at Mary Hardin-Baylor will move over from QB to WR. Another well-known receiver is Kahlil Lewis from the University of Cincinnati.  WR’s such as Rhyeem Malone from Louisiana-Lafayette bring experience, having been with the Indianapolis Colts in minicamp, and Tim Wilson out of East Stroudsburg (PA) also brings additional experience having been in camp with the Philadelphia Eagles. Other receivers such as Sam Mobley are coming over from the Alliance of American Football (AAF) having played with the Salt Lake Stallions.  As I mentioned in my previous article, Cam Phillips and Hunter Sharp have NFL playing time with the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants, respectively. The Roughnecks wide receiver corps is well stocked and will no doubt be fully ready to roll come January 4th in preparation for what many people expect to be a high-powered, high scoring offense.

Offensive Line:  While many of the offensive “skill” players normally get the credit for great plays and scoring touchdowns, the success or failure of every single play starts on the O Line, and Roughnecks have amassed a strong depth chart at these positions.  The O Line will be anchored with Ryan Anderson at Center; Anderson enjoyed a very successful career at Wake Forest and spent time with the Miami Dolphins organization before being drafted by the Roughnecks. Another lineman with connections to the NFL is OT Gerhard de Beer from the University of Arizona.  De Beer is originally from South Africa and came to the United States in order to play American football. De Beer had time with the Green Bay Packers and brings that NFL playing time with him to the Roughnecks O Line. Other linemen including Nick Callender out of Colorado State, Terry Poole out of my alma mater San Diego State, Demetrius Rhaney from Tennessee State and Toby Weathersby from LSU all bring AAF playing experience to the Roughnecks.  Further connections between the Roughnecks O Line include Avery Jordan out of New Mexico (younger brother to DeAndre Jordan of the Brooklyn Nets), Kelvin Palmer from Baylor and Demetrius Rhaney all have played at one time in the CFL for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, which of course is where Coach Jones came from before accepting the head coaching job with the Roughnecks. There is no doubt that the Roughnecks will have a strong O Line ready to go by February 8th and the depth chart is deep and experienced at the professional level.

XFL Dallas Renegades Roster *Updated 26 Dec 2019

Here is the latest roster for the Dallas Renegades. These rosters are fluid right now, and we will try to keep you up to date as quick as the league updates their rosters.

Micah AbernathySAFTennessee
Tenny AdewusiCBDelaware
Frank AlexanderDEOklahoma
Floyd AllenWRMississippi
Josh AllenOGLouisiana-Monroe
Cameron Artis-PayneRBAuburn
Richard AshDTWestern Michigan
Jeff BadetWROklahoma
Alex BalducciOCOregon
Willie BeaversOTWestern Michigan
Romello BrookerTEHouston
Asantay BrownLBWestern Michigan
Donatello BrownCBValdosta State
Johnathan CalvinDEMississippi State
Simmie CobbsWRIndiana
Stacy ColeyWRMiami (FL)
Winston CraigDTRichmond
Joshua CrockettWRCentral Oklahoma
Ray Ray DavisonLBCalifornia
Treston DecoudCBOregon State
Lance DunbarRBNorth Texas
Justin EvansOTSouth Carolina State
Marwin EvansSAFUtah State
Jazz FergusonWRNorthwestern State
Dimitri FlowersRBOklahoma
James FolstonDEPittsburgh
Drew GalitzPBaylor
Owen GilbertLSMarian
Tony GueradDTCentral Florida
Josh HawkinsCBEast Carolina
Jerrod HeardWRTexas
Darnell HollandRBKennesaw State
Darius JamesOTAuburn
Nick JamesDTMississippi State
Doyin JibowuSAFFort Hays State
Landry JonesQBOklahoma
Markus JonesDEAngelo State
Hau'oli KikahaDEWashington
Christian KuntzLBDuquesne
Patrick LawrenceOTBaylor
Izaah LunsfordDTBowling Green
Austin MacGinnisKKentucky
Greer MartiniLBNotre Dame
Jonathan MassaquoiLBTroy
Ryan MoellerSAFColorado
Pace MurphyOTNorthwestern State (LA)
Flynn NagelWRNorthwestern
Philip NelsonQBEast Carolina
Tobenna OkekeLBFresno State
Oni OmoileOGIowa State
Donald ParhamTEStetson
Jamal PetersCBMississippi State
Dashaun PhillipsCBTarleton State
Sean PriceTESouth Florida
Derrick PuniOTCentral Missouri State
James QuickWRLouisville
Gerald RiversDEMississippi
Gelen RobinsonDTPurdue
Tegray ScalesLBIndiana
Maurquice ShakirOGMiddle Tennessee State
Deon SimonDTNorthwestern State
Derron SmithSAFFresno State
Maea TeuhemaOGSoutheastern Louisiana
Tyrell ThompsonDTTarleton State
Josh ThorntonCBSouthern Utah
Salesi UhatafeOGUtah
Austin WalterRBRice
Tre WatsonLBMaryland
Carl WhitleyWRAbilene Christian
Marquis YoungRBMassachusetts

XFL Houston Roughnecks Roster *Updated 26 Dec 2019

Here is the latest roster for the Houston Roughnecks. These rosters are fluid right now, and we will try to keep you up to date as quick as the league updates their rosters.

Deontez AlexanderWRFranklin
Ryan AndersonOCWake Forest
Corrion BallardSAFUtah
Raymond BoldenWRStony Brook
Carl BradfordLBArizona State
Beniquez BrownLBMississippi State
Cody BrownSAFArkansas State
Kaelin BurnettLBNevada-Reno
Nick CallenderOTColorado State
Sergio CastilloKWest Texas A&M
Sammie CoatesWRAuburn
Connor CookQBMichigan State
Corey CrawfordDEClemson
Gerhard de BeerOTArizona
Kony EalyDEMissouri
Trae ElstonSAFMississippi
Tayo FabulujeOTTexas Christian
Isame FacianeOGFlorida International
DeMarquis GatesLBMississippi
Avery GennesyOTTexas A&M
Ajene HarrisCBSouthern California
Nick HolleyRBKent State
Joe Horn JrWRMissouri Western State
Marqueston HuffSAFWyoming
Andrew JacksonLBWestern Kentucky
Blake JacksonWRMary Hardin-Baylor
Jeremiah JohnsonCBConcord
Avery JordanOTNew Mexico
Tejan KoromaOCBrigham Young
Drew LewisLBColorado
Kahlil LewisWRCincinnati
LaTroy LewisLBTennessee
Caushaud LyonsDTTusculum
Rhyeem MaloneWRLouisiana-Lafayette
Kamalie MatthewsOTMurray State
Johnny MaxeyDEMars Hill
Marcus McDadeQBSacramento State
Steve McShaneRBWestern Illinois
Sam MobleyWRCatawba
Robert NelsonCBArizona State
Deatrick NicholsCBSouth Florida
Deji OlatoyeCBNorth Carolina A&T
Kelvin PalmerOTBaylor
Walter PalmoreDTMissouri
Fred PayneSAFWestern Carolina
Cam PhillipsWRVirginia Tech
Terry PooleOTSan Diego State
Taylor ReedDESouthern Methodist
Austin RehkowPIdaho
Ed ReynoldsSAFStanford
Demetrius RhaneyOCTennessee State
Edmond RobinsonLBNewberry
Jalen SaundersWROklahoma
Ty SchwabLBBoston College
Hunter SharpWRUtah State
David SimmonsCBNorth Park
Saivion SmithCBAlabama
Handsome TanieluDTBrigham Young
Colton TaylorLSVirginia Tech
Trenton ThompsonDTGeorgia
Sebastian TretolaOGArkansas
Marquez TuckerOGSouthern Utah
Akrum WadleyRBIowa
Phillip WalkerQBTemple
Toby WeathersbyOTLouisiana State
Andre WilliamsRBBoston College
Devonte WilliamsCBTexas A&M-Kingsville
Marquez WilliamsRBMiami (FL)
Tim WilsonWREast Stroudsburg
Gabe WrightDTAuburn

XFL St. Louis BattleHawks Roster *Updated 26 Dec 2019

Here is the latest roster for the St. Louis BattleHawks. These rosters are fluid right now, and we will try to keep you up to date as quick as the league updates their rosters.

Carlton AgudosiWRRutgers
Dejon AllenOGHawaii
Andrew AnkrahDEJames Madison
Sherman BadieRBTulane
Steve BeauharnaisLBRutgers
Juwann Bushell-BeattyOGMichigan
Trey CaldwellCBLouisiana-Monroe
Jake CamposOGIowa State
Tanner CarewLSOregon
Will ClarkeDTWest Virginia
Connor DavisTEStony Brook
Mik`Quan DeaneTEWestern Kentucky
Garret DooleyLBWisconsin
Brian FolkertsOGWashburn
Jamell Garcia-WilliamsDEAlabama-Birmingham
Terence GarvinLBWest Virginia
Davon GraysonWREast Carolina
Nicholas GrigsbyLBPittsburgh
Marcus HardisonDTArizona State
Taylor HeinickeQBOld Dominion
Will HillSAFFlorida
Darius HillarySAFWisconsin
Ro'Derrick HoskinsLBFlorida State
Cole HuntTETexas Christian
Alex JenkinsDEIncarnate Word
Trey JohnsonCBVillanova
Matt JonesRBFlorida
Shaq JonesDEAlabama-Birmingham
Ulric JonesDESouth Carolina
Harold Jones-QuarteySAFFindlay
Marquette KingPFort Valley State
Korren KirvenOGAlabama
Davonte LambertDTAuburn
Jordan LasleyWRUCLA
Ray LawryRBOld Dominion
Jay LigginsCBDickinson State
Marcus LucasWRMissouri
Matt McCantsOTAlabama-Birmingham
Dexter McCoilSAFTulsa
Andrew McDonaldOTIndiana
Christine MichaelRBTexas A&M
Michael MillerOGWashburn
Keith MumpheryWRMichigan State
Damoun PattersonWRYoungstown State
Jake PayneDTShenandoah
Kent PerkinsOTTexas
Joe PowellSAFGlobe Tech
Gimel PresidentDEIllinois
Bruno ReaganOTVanderbilt
Trovon ReedCBAuburn
Brandon ReillyWRNebraska
Brogan RobackQBEastern Michigan
Kenny RobinsonSAFWest Virginia
Alonzo RussellWRToledo
Taylor RussolinoKMillsaps
Casey SaylesDTOhio
Kellen SoulekDTSouth Dakota State
Jordan Ta'amuQBMississippi
Lenard TilleryRBSouthern U.
D'Montre WadeCBMurray State
Channing WardDTMississippi
L'Damian WashingtonWRMissouri
Marquez WhiteCBFlorida State
Ryan WhiteCBAuburn
Terrance WilliamsWRBaylor
Avery YoungOGAuburn

XFL Tampa Bay Vipers Roster *Updated 26 Dec 2019

Here is the latest roster for the Tampa Bay Vipers. These rosters are fluid right now, and we will try to keep you up to date as quick as the league updates their rosters.

Tony AdamsOGNorth Carolina State
Josh BanksDTWake Forest
Emmanuel BealLBOklahoma
Daronte BouldinOGMississippi
Marcelis BranchSAFRobert Morris (PA)
William CampbellOGMichigan
Bryce CanadyCBFlorida International
Jalen CollinsCBLouisiana State
Taylor CorneliusQBOklahoma State
Davante DavisCBTexas
Jawill DavisWRBethune Cookman
Ryan DavisWRAuburn
Donteea DyeWRHeidelberg
Wes FarnsworthLSNevada-Reno
Quinton FlowersRBSouth Florida
Tarean FolstonRBNotre Dame
Jerald FosterOTNebraska
Andrew FranksKRensselaer Polytechnic
DeAndre GoolsbyTEFlorida
Obum GwachamDEOregon State
Rannell HallWRCentral Florida
Micah HannemannSAFBrigham Young
Reece HornWRIndianapolis
Demontre HurstCBOklahoma
Martez IveyOTFlorida
Tre JacksonOGFlorida State
Seantavius JonesWRValdosta State
Anthoula KellyCBFresno State
Shelton LewisCBFlorida Atlantic
Marquis LucasOGWest Virginia
Miguel MachadoOTMichigan State
Freddie MartinoWRNorth Greenville
D.J. MayRBWyoming
KJ MayeWRMinnesota
Jordan McCrayOCCentral Florida
Tanner McEvoyWRWisconsin
Tarvarus McFaddenCBFlorida State
Pharoah McKeverTEFlorida International
Alonzo MooreWRNebraska
Corey MooreSAFGeorgia
Nick MooreLSGeorgia
Christian MorrisOTMississippi
Deiontrez MountDELouisville
Aaron MurrayQBGeorgia
Jason NeillDETexas-San Antonio
Reggie NorthrupLBFlorida State
Jacques PatrickRBFlorida State
Terrance PlummerLBCentral Florida
Robert PriesterSAFWyoming
Jacob PughLBFlorida State
Rodney RandleCBLamar
Bobby RichardsonDEIndiana
Jake SchumPBuffalo
De'Veon SmithRBMichigan
Ike SpearmanLBEastern Michigan
Anthony StubbsLBPrairie View A&M
Devin TaylorDESouth Carolina
Robenson TherezieSAFAuburn
Colin ThompsonTETemple
Andrew TillerOGSyracuse
Jalen TolliverWRArkansas-Monticello
Nick TruesdellTEGrand Rapids JC
Lucas WachaLBWyoming
Ricky WalkerDTVirginia Tech
Herb WatersCBMiami (FL)
Nikita WhitlockDTWake Forest
Daniel WilliamsWRJackson State
Isaiah WilliamsOGAkron
Matthew WrightKCentral Florida
John YarbroughOGRichmond