STAMFORD, Conn. - Former Ohio State star Cardale Jones was among eight quarterbacks assigned to XFL teams Tuesday in advance of the league's inaugural draft.
Los Angeles Wildcats: Luis Perez, who most recently played in the AAF.
Brandon Silvers, Seattle Dragons During his four years as a starter at Troy University, Silvers passed for 10,677 yards (second in school history) with a 64.4% completion rating and compiled 71 touchdowns with a passer rating of 135.8.
As it prepares for its February 2020 kickoff, the XFL is largely targeting players who have been released from the National Football League or are otherwise unsigned.
The St. Louis BattleHawks took Wes Saxton and Marcus Lucas in the fifth and sixth rounds, respectively. Matt McGloin joined the New York Guardians. He won a Super Bowl ring as a member of the practice roster.
After spending time with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, he started three games for the AAF's Memphis Express a year ago (777 yards, 4 TDs) and signed with the New York Jets prior to training camp in 2019.
The XFL, which is slated to begin play next spring, also held the first day of its two-day draft Tuesday, and three former Missouri Tigers and one former KU Jayhawk were selected.
In the first group of draft selections, which comprises quarterbacks, running backs, fullbacks, wide receivers and tight ends, a total of 80 players had their names called. Garrett initially landed back on the practice squad in 2017, but was cut after about two weeks into the regular season.
After drawing interest from the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2018 NFL Draft, Williams had surgery for a herniated disc in May 2018.
Former UK kicker Austin MacGinnis is draft-eligible Wednesday.