Invites to the XFL Summer Showcase have started to go out

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Re: Invites to the XFL Summer Showcase have started to go out

Post by MikeMitchell » Sun May 26, 2019 3:44 pm

Tank55 wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 3:24 pm
MikeMitchell wrote:
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Turpin just pleaded guilty to assault of his girlfriend. He was kicked off the team at TCU. He was banned from working out at his pro day. This invite has kind of been swept under the rug thus far.
Stunned to hear that he's been invited. I guess I have to admit I've misread the XFL's thought process here.
I am stunned too. No denying the skill set. Hal Mumme and June Jones offenses are tailor made for him.

It is just an invite at this point. Turpin might test through the roof. The showcases are also for interviewing with the team and league staff. That’s probably the area that will determine whether he gets a league contract or not.

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Re: Invites to the XFL Summer Showcase have started to go out

Post by Mygirlblue » Sun May 26, 2019 6:41 pm

@mikemitchell Thank you for the information, there is a lot of talent out there, it will be interesting to see the accepted invites as they come in.

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Re: Invites to the XFL Summer Showcase have started to go out

Post by MikeMitchell » Sun May 26, 2019 11:10 pm

Mygirlblue wrote:
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@mikemitchell Thank you for the information, there is a lot of talent out there, it will be interesting to see the accepted invites as they come in.
You’re welcome.

The showcases are just the first phase. Tryouts for non CFL and non NFL rostered players.

So it’s going to be former AAF players, Rookie free agents, Spring League players etc... The player pool will expand some after CFL cuts in early June.

The XFL is going to be sending scouts to all NFL training camps and the preseason. That’s their big prep for the NFL’s cutdown day.

The XFl’s Draft pool is probably going to have about 600 players in it.

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Re: Invites to the XFL Summer Showcase have started to go out

Post by XFLInSTL » Mon May 27, 2019 1:40 am

Tank55 wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 3:24 pm
MikeMitchell wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 1:17 pm

Turpin just pleaded guilty to assault of his girlfriend. He was kicked off the team at TCU. He was banned from working out at his pro day. This invite has kind of been swept under the rug thus far.
Stunned to hear that he's been invited. I guess I have to admit I've misread the XFL's thought process here.
I was shocked myself. I don't know the exact details of the case but it obviously wasn't good. He should be kept on an extremely short leash but if he is repentant and doesn't continue that pattern of behavior like Tyreek Hill did I don't see why the XFL shouldn't give him a shot.
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Re: Invites to the XFL Summer Showcase have started to go out

Post by MikeMitchell » Mon May 27, 2019 3:45 pm

Hearing that former Redskins and Saints DE/OLB Junior Galette has accepted an invite to The XFL’s Summer Showcase. First sign of an NFL veteran who was out of the league last year after playing 8 seasons in the league, wanting to be a part of this process.

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Re: Invites to the XFL Summer Showcase have started to go out

Post by XFL_FAN » Mon May 27, 2019 4:17 pm

MikeMitchell wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:45 pm
Hearing that former Redskins and Saints DE/OLB Junior Galette has accepted an invite to The XFL’s Summer Showcase. First sign of an NFL veteran who was out of the league last year after playing 8 seasons in the league, wanting to be a part of this process.
That's pretty big. I'm assuming Galette should be signed.
Playoffs are still in sight ;)

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Re: Invites to the XFL Summer Showcase have started to go out

Post by MikeMitchell » Mon May 27, 2019 4:23 pm

XFL_FAN wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 4:17 pm
MikeMitchell wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:45 pm
Hearing that former Redskins and Saints DE/OLB Junior Galette has accepted an invite to The XFL’s Summer Showcase. First sign of an NFL veteran who was out of the league last year after playing 8 seasons in the league, wanting to be a part of this process.
That's pretty big. I'm assuming Galette should be signed.
There’s always a chance that he gets an NFL contract for the veteran minimum somewhere. Especially with injuries happening, like his former team Washington had with Foster. This tells me that Galette wants to still play. Impressive that a 31 year old veteran would consider a combine style tryout

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Re: Invites to the XFL Summer Showcase have started to go out

Post by XFL_FAN » Mon May 27, 2019 4:50 pm

MikeMitchell wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 4:23 pm
XFL_FAN wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 4:17 pm
MikeMitchell wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:45 pm
Hearing that former Redskins and Saints DE/OLB Junior Galette has accepted an invite to The XFL’s Summer Showcase. First sign of an NFL veteran who was out of the league last year after playing 8 seasons in the league, wanting to be a part of this process.
That's pretty big. I'm assuming Galette should be signed.
There’s always a chance that he gets an NFL contract for the veteran minimum somewhere. Especially with injuries happening, like his former team Washington had with Foster. This tells me that Galette wants to still play. Impressive that a 31 year old veteran would consider a combine style tryout
You'd think a guy like him would be in phase 2 or 3 of the signings, not phase 1. Maybe he'll skip some drills like players do at the NFL combine. Can players skip drills at the XFL Summer Showcase?
Playoffs are still in sight ;)

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Re: Invites to the XFL Summer Showcase have started to go out

Post by MikeMitchell » Mon May 27, 2019 5:07 pm

MikeMitchell wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 1:17 pm
There are a few 2019 undrafted college football players, that have received invites thus far. There will be more. Some have been made public. Some may not be. We will find out more as we get closer to the Showcases.

Anthony Johnson-DL-FIU
Reid Miller-S- Montana
Kavontae Turpin- WR- TCU (controversial invite)
Chase DeMoor- DL- Central Washington University
Dominick Bragalone- RB- Lehigh
Alex Briones- LB- CMU

Turpin just pleaded guilty to assault of his girlfriend. He was kicked off the team at TCU. He was banned from working out at his pro day. This invite has kind of been swept under the rug thus far.

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Re: Invites to the XFL Summer Showcase have started to go out

Post by Mygirlblue » Mon May 27, 2019 5:48 pm

@mikemitchell, I figured as much as i've been reading, trying to keep up with all the updates. I've been following the XFL, and The Spring League for some time, of course as well the NFL way before these 2 leagues.

It was sad to see the AFF disband before it had a chance. It was the first real opportunity for players to be able to cross over, without having to go to the CFL. I liked the concept as it seemed like a true funnel for overlooked players to make it to the NFL, or to the NFL.

It's nice to see the XFL, and the Spring League come back from their previous runs. Brian Woods especially putting together a very solid program again with the Spring League. I guess if guys don't get an invite, there is a chance to be invited to the Spring League, and hopefully make something happen.

The CFL already had tryouts going on, right after the Draft, and guys who were invited to NFL mini camps, couldn't make it. So then that opportunity gets missed, and then when ya think about it, only 100 invites to the XFL showcases, being so many players out there with NFL experience, mixed with street prospects, and now allowing college guys, it seems still kinda limited.

It would be nice to have in addition to all of these new leagues, to bring back the American football league again, in addition to the NFL.

Do you think there will ever be a true developmental league for football? By the way you seem very knowledgeable about the XFL.

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