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  • • Falcons set to sign XFL linebacker Edmond Robinson
    Another XFL player is heading to the NFL.  Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Atlanta Falcons are signing linebacker Edmond Robinson. ESPN’s Vaughn McClure tweets that it’s a one-year deal. Robinson was a seventh-round pick of the Vikings in 2015 and spent parts of three NFL seasons with the Vikings, Jets and Cardinals. The 28-year-old Robinson has compiled 13 tackles and one p...2020
  • • Falcons to sign ex-XFL LB Edmond Robinson
    The Falcons added a former XFL tight end on Wednesday when they signed Khari Lee and they’re adding another player from the league to their defense. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team will sign former Houston Roughnecks linebacker Edmond Robinson. Robinson had 22 tackles, two sacks, an interception, a forced fumble [more]...2020
  • • Report: Dolphins, Bengals interested in star XFL receiver
    The Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals have been two of the most aggressive teams in free agency this offseason. Now, both could reportedly be competing to sign the top receiver from the XFL.  According to The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, the Dolphins and Bengals are interested in Houston Roughnecks wide receiver Cam Phillips. The 24-year-old Phillips emerged as a go-to target for quarterb...2020
  • • Report: Bengals, Dolphins show interest in Cam Phillips
    Quarterback P.J. Walker landed a job with the Panthers this month and his favorite receiver with the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks is reportedly drawing interest from NFL teams as well. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Bengals and Dolphins have shown interest in signing wide receiver Cam Phillips. Phillips caught 31 passes for [more]...2020
  • • Former XFL LB DeMarquis Gates signs with Vikings
    Linebacker DeMarquis Gates has become the third Houston Roughnecks player to sign with an NFL team. Gates has agreed to terms with the Vikings, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Former Roughnecks quarterback P.J. Walker signed with the Panthers, and former Roughnecks defensive back Deatrick Nichols signed with the Saints. Gates made 32 tackles, [more]...2020
  • • P.J. Walker gets $150,000 signing bonus
    Playing well in the XFL paid off for P.J. Walker. Walker, the quarterback who started for the Houston Roughnecks before the XFL season was canceled, got a $150,000 signing bonus when he joined the Panthers this week, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. That’s a very good signing bonus for a player who wasn’t [more]...2020
  • • P.J. Walker thinks he can start, trying to land No. 2 job for now
    P.J. Walker “had a purpose” when he signed on to play quarterback for the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks and he realized it on Monday. Walker’s goal was to get back into the NFL after a stint with the Colts and his play with Houston helped him land a contract with the Panthers. He said he also [more]...2020
  • • Saints signing former XFL DB Deatrick Nichols
    The XFL signings by NFL teams have not come as fast as expected. The only two known commitments are two ex Houston Roughnecks players. Quarterback P.J. Walker agreed to terms with the Panthers earlier Monday. Now comes word from Deatrick Nichols’ agent, Aston Wilson, that the XFL’s interceptions leader has agreed to terms on a [more]...2020
  • • Report: Panthers QB Kyle Allen traded to Redskins
    The Carolina Panthers are reportedly trading quarterback Kyle Allen to the Washington Redskins for a fifth-round pick, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The trade, first reported by NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo, comes just hours after the Panthers signed XFL star quarterback P.J. Walker. The 25-year-old quarterback lit up the XFL with the Houston Roughnecks and will be favored to become Carolina’s No. 2 ...2020
  • • Houston Roughnecks quarterback PJ Walker is the first XFL-er moving to the NFL
    Houston Roughnecks quarterback PJ Walker is signing a deal with the Carolina Panthers, making him the first XFL star to head to the NFL....2020

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  • • Report: Dolphins, Bengals interested in star XFL receiver
    The Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals have been two of the most aggressive teams in free agency this offseason. Now, both could reportedly be competing to sign the top receiver from the XFL.  According to The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, the Dolphins and Bengals are interested in Houston Roughnecks wide receiver Cam Phillips. The 24-year-old Phillips emerged as a go-to target for quarterb...2020
  • • Report: Panthers QB Kyle Allen traded to Redskins
    The Carolina Panthers are reportedly trading quarterback Kyle Allen to the Washington Redskins for a fifth-round pick, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The trade, first reported by NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo, comes just hours after the Panthers signed XFL star quarterback P.J. Walker. The 25-year-old quarterback lit up the XFL with the Houston Roughnecks and will be favored to become Carolina’s No. 2 ...2020
  • • XFL player tests positive for COVID-19
    A Seattle Dragons player has tested positive for COVID-19, the XFL confirmed today. The player, whose name has not been released, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, after the XFL announced that it had suspended its season. The player played in the Dragons’ two most recent games, against the Houston Roughnecks and St. Louis [more]...2020
  • • Renegades offensive coordinator Hal Mumme broke leg in sideline collision
    The Dallas Renegades lost quarterback Landry Jones to a knee injury during Sunday’s loss to the Houston Roughnecks, and offensive coordinator Hal Mumme played hurt for most of the game. Mumme was involved in a nasty sideline collision with Renegades running back Cameron Artis-Payne during the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Houston Roughnecks. [more]...2020

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  • • Report: Dolphins, Bengals interested in star XFL receiver
    The Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals have been two of the most aggressive teams in free agency this offseason. Now, both could reportedly be competing to sign the top receiver from the XFL.  According to The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, the Dolphins and Bengals are interested in Houston Roughnecks wide receiver Cam Phillips. The 24-year-old Phillips emerged as a go-to target for quarterb...2020
  • • Former XFL LB DeMarquis Gates signs with Vikings
    Linebacker DeMarquis Gates has become the third Houston Roughnecks player to sign with an NFL team. Gates has agreed to terms with the Vikings, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Former Roughnecks quarterback P.J. Walker signed with the Panthers, and former Roughnecks defensive back Deatrick Nichols signed with the Saints. Gates made 32 tackles, [more]...2020
  • • P.J. Walker thinks he can start, trying to land No. 2 job for now
    P.J. Walker “had a purpose” when he signed on to play quarterback for the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks and he realized it on Monday. Walker’s goal was to get back into the NFL after a stint with the Colts and his play with Houston helped him land a contract with the Panthers. He said he also [more]...2020
  • • Report: Panthers QB Kyle Allen traded to Redskins
    The Carolina Panthers are reportedly trading quarterback Kyle Allen to the Washington Redskins for a fifth-round pick, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The trade, first reported by NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo, comes just hours after the Panthers signed XFL star quarterback P.J. Walker. The 25-year-old quarterback lit up the XFL with the Houston Roughnecks and will be favored to become Carolina’s No. 2 ...2020
  • • P.J. Walker signs with Panthers after XFL stint
    P.J. Walker’s XFL stint was successful enough that he’s landed an NFL job as a result. As first reported by ESPN’s Dianna Russini, Walker has agreed to sign with the Carolina Panthers. The move will reunite him with coach Matt Rhule, who coached Walker at Temple. Walker was one of the XFL’s standout players while playing quarterback for the Houston Roughnecks. He was so successful he attracted wid...2020
  • • Seahawks, Cardinals, Broncos interested In XFL QB P.J. Walker
    The second incarnation of the XFL didn’t make it a full season due to COVID-19, but before that, things had been going surprisingly well. Things were much smoother than they were in the ill-fated AAF, and some players are already starting to reap the benefits. The Seahawks, Cardinals, and Broncos have all reached out to the Houston Roughnecks to express interest in their quarterback P.J. Walker, a...2020
  • • XFL Power Rankings – Week 2 edition
    The XFL season is off and running after an exciting weekend to kickoff the 2020 campaign. We didn’t know what to expect in the inaugural season of the XFL’s reboot, but we came away impressed with a lot the league had to offer. It started on Saturday with the DC Defenders proving to be the XFL’s best team out of the gate. As for the Dallas Renegades, our early favorite to win the XFL championship,...2020
  • • XFL player pukes on the field in debut
    Houston Roughnecks receiver Kahlil Lewis wasn’t about to let an upset stomach keep him off the field during his XFL debut, so he just puked on the field instead. Early during Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Wildcats, Lewis lined up with his teammates, appeared to be in some distress and just let it all out before the snap. This isn’t the first time a player has puked on the football field,...2020
  • • What's in a name? Awful Names the Texans Avoided
    Before they were the Texans, Houston filed a ton of weird names (the Wildcatters and the Roustabouts?) with the U.S. Trademark office.The Houston Texans were nearly the Houston Roughnecks.Before a professional sports team is formed, they mustselect a name. Part of this process includestrademar......2016

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  • • XFL scores Week 3: Live results, highlights from Saturday’s games
    Week 3 of the XFL is here, and we've got a pair of good matchups with the Houston Roughnecks facing the Tampa Bay Vipers and the Dallas Renegades facing the Seattle Dragons....2020
  • • XFL Power Rankings – Week 2 edition
    The XFL season is off and running after an exciting weekend to kickoff the 2020 campaign. We didn’t know what to expect in the inaugural season of the XFL’s reboot, but we came away impressed with a lot the league had to offer. It started on Saturday with the DC Defenders proving to be the XFL’s best team out of the gate. As for the Dallas Renegades, our early favorite to win the XFL championship,...2020
  • • XFL scores Week 1: Live results, highlights from Saturday’s games
    The Seattle Dragons take on the D.C. Defenders and the Los Angeles Wildcats will face the Houston Roughnecks during the first day of 2020 XFL action....2020

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  • • Andrew Luck pushed his dad to help ex-teammate land in XFL, and now he's the star of the league
    The XFL's Houston Roughnecks have Andrew Luck to thank for their star quarterback...2020
  • • Seahawks send scouts to see P.J. Walker
    Quarterback P.J. Walker is playing very well for the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks. The NFL’s Seahawks have Geno Smith as their No. 2 quarterback. Understandably, the Seahawks are taking a look at Walker. Steve Levy said at the outset of Saturday’s game between the Seattle Dragons and Roughnecks that the Seahawks have sent scouts to the [more]...2020
  • • Coronavirus update: XFL confirms Seattle Dragons player has tested positive and is in quarantine
    The player participated in a game against the Houston Roughnecks while asymptomatic...2020
  • • Cam Phillips wins third XFL player of week honor
    Houston Roughnecks receiver Cam Phillips surely will get a chance in the NFL after what he’s done in the XFL. For the third time in five weeks, Phillips earned XFL star of the week honors. Phillips made 10 catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns last week, giving him 31 catches for 455 yards and [more]...2020
  • • Roughnecks name Walker starting QB over Cook
    Former Temple star P.J. Walker will be the starting quarterback for the XFL's Houston Roughnecks this season after winning a competition with former Raiders quarterback Connor Cook....2020
  • • P.J. Walker gets $150,000 signing bonus
    2020
  • • Quinton Flowers returns to Tampa Bay Vipers
    Quarterback Quinton Flowers will return to the Tampa Bay Vipers, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Flowers complained about his role after not playing a snap in the second half of the Vipers’ loss to the Houston Roughnecks last week. A few days later, Flowers left the team for what Vipers coach Marc Trestman called “personal [more]...2020
  • • Former XFL LB DeMarquis Gates signs with Vikings
    2020
  • • Report: Bengals, Dolphins show interest in Cam Phillips
    2020
  • • XFL receiver Kahlil Lewis explains what led to viral vomit moment in first game
    Houston Roughnecks wideout Kahlil Lewis discussed the moment where he threw up all over the field during the XFL's opening week of games....2020

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  • • Panthers to sign XFL star QB P.J. Walker
    The Carolina Panthers are reportedly signing quarterback P.J. Walker, the XFL’s biggest star who led the Houston Roughnecks to an undefeated season. Walker drew interest from multiple NFL teams, including the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, but chose to reunite with Matt Rhule in Carolina. Rhule served as Walker’s head coach at Temple (2013-’16), where the coach-quarterback duo turned around ...2020
  • • Seahawks, Cardinals, Broncos interested In XFL QB P.J. Walker
    2020
  • • What channel is Houston Roughnecks vs. Seattle Dragons on today? Time, TV schedule for XFL Week 5 game
    Here's a guide to everything to know about watching the Seattle Dragons vs. Houston Roughnecks game, including start time, TV channel and a full XFL schedule for Week 5....2020
  • • XFL Week 5 schedule, odds, predictions: Roughnecks, Battlehawks establish dominance
    The XFL continues on to the midway point of the season as the Houston Roughnecks continue to pull away from the rest of the league....2020
  • • XFL scores Week 3: Live results, highlights from Saturday’s games
    2020
  • • XFL Week 3 odds, picks, predictions: Houston Roughnecks, DC Defenders continue domination
    The Week 3 XFL schedule is set to make the rich even richer as the Roughnecks and Defenders should move to 3-0 with easy matchups against the Vipers and Wildcats....2020
  • • What channel is Houston Roughnecks vs. St. Louis BattleHawks on today? Time, TV schedule for XFL Week 2 game
    Here's a guide to everything to know about watching the Houston Roughnecks vs. St. Louis BattleHawks game, including start time, TV channel and a full XFL schedule for Week 2....2020
  • • Roughnecks name Walker starting QB over Cook
    2020
  • • Roughnecks name Walker starting QB over Cook
    2020

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