How many XFL players have been invited by NFL teams? List of players explored

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How many XFL players have been invited by NFL teams? List of players explored

The 2023 XFL regular season is done and dusted, and fans of the spring football league can look back with pride. The 2023 season was a resounding success, as NFL fans witnessed an exciting and refreshing brand of football.

The regular season is over, and two teams will battle for the Championship. Those teams are the Arlington Renegades and the D.C. Defenders, and the big game is on May 12, 2023, in San Antonio.

With the regular season in the books, current stars will be looking for a new place to showcase their football skills. What better place to do that than on the NFL Gridiron? So, in anticipation of the 2023 Championship Game, let's look at the players that have earned themselves a training camp invite ahead of the 2023 NFL season.

XFL players that have received invites from NFL teams in 2023

Here's the list of 55 XFL players that will have a shot at making NFL rosters ahead of opening night in September.

Player NamePOSXFL TeamNFL Team
Freedom AkinmoladunDESTLΜΙΑ/KC
Kevin AtkinsDISTLATL
Hakeem ButlerWRSTLPIT
Lukas DenisSSTLATL
Austin FaoliuDESEASEA
Trent HarrisLBHOUDEN
Alex MolletteCHOUSEA
Chidi OkekeTSAPIT
Jacques PatrickRBSADEN
Charleston RamboWRORLPHI
Darrius ShepherdWRSTLDET
Jordan ThomasTEORLCAR
Barry WesleyTSEAATL
Sage DoxtaterTHOUΝΟ
Mataeo DurantRBSTLNYJ
Harrison FrostQBSEAΝΟ
Jack HeflinDLHOUΝΟ
Jontre KirklinWRHOUNYG
Alex MathesonLSSTLBAL
John Parker RomoKSADET
Antoine BrooksCBSEABUF
Matthew GotelDLSAATL
Olaijah GriffinCBSEATEN
Eric MagwoodTSTLBUF
Michael MenetCBSEAATL
Derrick KellyTSACAR
Steven MontezQBSEASF
Donohvan WestCVGSCAR
Colin KellyTSEANO
Nate MeadorsSSTLBUF
Jahcour PearsonWRSEAATL/IND
Devin DarringtonRBORLWAS
Quinten DormadyQBORLBUF
Deandre JohnsonLBHOUCLE
Bryce ThompsonSSEAMIA
Lakiem WilliamsLBSTLWAS
Michael BrandyWRHOUKC
Jordan WilliamsILBSACAR
Jalan McClendonQBVGSBUF
Jaryd Jones-SmithOTSTLWAS
Gary JenningsWRSTLCAR
Antwuan JacksonDLSEACAR
Mike PanasiukCSTLPIT
Jahcour PearsonWRSEASF
Pita TaumoupenuLBVGSCLE
John YarbroughCHOUWAS

Will the XFL Add More Franchises in the Future?

With the XFL about to complete their first season in a minute, it's high time we look at a potential future expansion.

With the immense success of the 2023 XFL season, it wouldn't be a bad idea for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to add more teams to his exciting enterprise. Moreover, eight teams barely scratch the surface of the XFL's earning potential.

However, at the moment, no actual discussions around expansion are currently taking place, so we can speculate as to where the XFL might look to add more franchises.

The reason is that Canada is a great sporting market, and the locations mentioned above are cultural hotbeds. With the Canadian Football League the only real competitor in Canada, the XFL could take some of that market share. If they decide to expand, adding a team from places like Montreal, Quebec, or Toronto, Ontario, would be a brilliant choice.

2023 XFL Standings

With each XFL team having played their 10 regular-season games (and the top two from each division moving on to the playoffs), here's how the standings looked at the end of the regular season:

North Division

  • D.C. Defenders - 9 - 1
  • Seattle Sea Dragons - 7 - 3
  • St. Louis BattleHawks - 7 - 3
  • Vegas Vipers - 2 - 8

South Division

  • Houston Roughnecks - 7 - 3
  • Arlington Renegades - 4 - 6
  • San Antonio Brahmas - 3 - 7
  • Orlando Guardians - 1 - 9

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