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Couple Battlehawks already in the workout mix: RB Jacob Saylors will work out for the Giants tomorrow per Aaron Wilson; and the Panthers will bring in WR Hakeem Butler for a workout before the summer is out, per Tom Pelissero.

Michigan Panthers OT Chim Okorafor working out with the Browns this week as well, per Wilson.
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St. Louis LB Willie Harvey will work out for the Cowboys tomorrow, per Pelissero. 
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CBS-S:

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GregParks wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 6:15 pm St. Louis LB Willie Harvey will work out for the Cowboys tomorrow, per Pelissero. 
Here's more from CBS-S

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/cowb ... -signings/

>>Cowboys to reportedly work out UFL's leading tackler after finding gems in previous spring league signings

Dallas continues to seek out depth for its inside linebacker room following the retirement of Leighton Vander Esch

Based on Dallas' track records with spring league signings, it wouldn't be shocking if Harvey ends up becoming a regular starer, at the very least, in 2024 should it opt to add him to its roster after his workout Tuesday. <<

Here's more on Panthers interest in Butler

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/pant ... er-report/

>> The Carolina Panthers are reportedly expected to sign All-UFL wide receiver Daewood Davis, but he isn't the only UFL pass catcher Carolina is interested in. According to NFL Media, the Panthers are expected to work out UFL Offensive Player of the Year wide receiver Hakeem Butler of the St. Louis Battlehawks before the break that precedes training camp.
~Butler was originally a fourth-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals back in 2019. He missed his entire rookie season due to injury, and never played in a game for Arizona. Butler has played in just two NFL games for the Philadelphia Eagles, and did not make a reception.Since 2022, Butler has spent time in the Canadian Football League, XFL and UFL. Now, after his huge 2023 campaign, he could get another chance in the NFL. <<
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Re: UFL to NFL - Sal Canella

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https://www.si.com/nfl/saints/news/new- ... -tight-end

>> The New Orleans Saints are expected to work out UFL star TE Sal Cannella on Thursday, as first reported by Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football. Cannella, 27, spent this past spring with the Arlington Renegades of the United Football League (UFL). <<

I really do wish he lands in NFL - if even temporarily or PS, but the Aint's??  Ugh.
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Re: UFL to NFL - Wes Philips - OC Minn?

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https://www.msn.com/en-my/sports/nfl/mi ... r-BB1o2vgl

>>  After the playoff game this past weekend, San Antonio Brahmas head coach Wade Phillips told Butler that he would call his NFL contacts and tell them that he deserves to play on Sunday's in the fall. Who would likely be his first call?

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Wes Phillips, Wade's son  .Yes, that connection could end up being the key to the Vikings landing the UFL star. However, it doesn't mean that the Vikings are definitely interested. Having the inside track on information on the player is increasingly relevant when making these decisions and Phillips has exactly that. <<

I did not know this at all.  Wade's sone is an OC in NFL!?! Wow.  That was likely one of the "people I know in NFL" Wade was refering to when speaking to BH WR Butler after the XFL Championship. 

Interesting. Who needs a formal NFL - UFL agreement when there's all these connections and growing.
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GregParks wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 9:02 pm
Problem is, while they also brought in Robbie Chosen his competition as far getting a spot on the 90 and a ticket to camp goes is UFA Hayden Hatten, who has a similar profile and better hands, which Scott already didn't have the greatest of and this week's been something of a wind tunnel across the whole state of Washington--can't imagine that helps. 

So I'd think that realistically his only shot is somebody gets waived/injured, most likely a WR.
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Jake Bates will sign with Lions on Monday, per Aaron Wilson on Twitter/X.
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GregParks wrote: Fri Jun 14, 2024 7:30 pm Jake Bates will sign with Lions on Monday, per Aaron Wilson on Twitter/X.
 
 
Schefter reporting it now:



>>Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter 

UFL kicker Jake Bates is signing a two-year deal this week with the Detroit Lions, per his agent Marty Magid. Bates visited the Lions, Packers and Commanders and opted to stay in Michigan, where he kicked in the UFL. His longest field this season was from 64 yards. 

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Look at those views going into the UFL championship - great timing!!!

Defacto promotion of the big game tomorrow
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UFL to NFL: Work out for Mich OL Burton at Clevel Browns

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>>       James Lars@JamesLarsenPFN News: The Cleveland Browns worked out Michigan Panthers OL Jacob Burton today, per sources. Jake was a starter all year for the @USFLPanthers, playing a major role in their offensive success. His 74.6 Pass Blocking Grade via @PFF was one of the best in the #UFL.
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