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XFL Stars Headline CFL’s Negotiation List

The CFL has what they call a Negotiation List in which each team releases names of players currently not in the league that they would like to sign. On Thursday the Canadian league released their teams’ list, which had quite a few XFL players on it.

The players on the list are international players that have not had their contractual rights claimed by another CFL team. The league does have a draft, but it’s primarily for Canadian players.

Each team has released 10 players they wish to claim the rights to, should they decide to play in the CFL. Some are currently in college, some are on NFL teams, either on active lists, or practice squads. Some aren’t playing at all.

This list has many XFL players on it, and some that could be targeted by the league once the next season commences (we do not know for sure when that will be).

PJ Walker, Jordan Ta’amu, Jacques Patrick, Deatrick Nichols, and DeAndre Thompkins are among XFL stars that were named. Josh Rosen, Shea Patterson, Bryce Perkins, and Anthony Gordon are some of the QBs I listed that would be great targets for the XFL, and apparently, the CFL agrees.

The league minimum for American players in the CFL is $65,000, Canadian. Which at the time of press is about $48,000 in American dollars. Less than the projected XFL minimum of $55,000.

This is more proof of the power of the XFL. Not only are there now 20 players in the NFL at the moment, but others that aren’t, but played in our league are getting attention from other major professional football leagues.

It is unlikely one would choose to play in the CFL, although these are minimums, and not reflective of what the player could stand to make. That said, anything can happen, and players have the right to negotiate with anyone they choose.

Although no player is allowed to negotiate a contract with the CFL until their current deal has ended, if players like Walker wanted to play there, they would have to wait until the beginning of the next NFL league year.

Other notable XFL players on the list are Tarvarus McFadden, Isaiah Williams, and Connor Cook.

Below is the 2020 CFL Negotiation List:

Zerrick Cooper QB Jacksonville State
Ben DiNucci QB James Madison
Gage Gubrud QB Washington St.
Shea Patterson QB Michigan
Rodney Smith RB Minnesota
Bryce Sterk DL Montana State
Khalil Tate QB Arizona
Kevin Thomson QB Sacramento St.
Nick Tiano QB Chattanooga
Javin White DB UNLV
Name Position College 
Tommy Champion OL Mississippi St.
Case Cookus QB Northern Arizona
Dalyn Dawkins RB Colorado St.
Pete Guerriero RB Monmouth
Jerry Louie-McGee WR Montana
Dante Olson LB Montana
Bryce Perkins QB Virginia
Brandon Polk WR James Madison
Josh Rosen QB UCLA
Shane Zylstra WR Minnesota State
Name Position College 
Jake Browning QB Washington
Tyler Jones OL North Carolina St.
Tommylee Lewis WR Northern Illinois
Tre McBride WR William & Mary
Robert McCray III DE Indiana
Trace McSorley QB Penn St.
Justin Phillips DE Oklahoma St.
Marcus Smith DE Louisville
Orlando “Duke” Thomas DB Texas
DeAndre Thompkins WR Penn St.
Name Position College 
Jack Abraham QB Southern Mississippi
Luke Falk QB Washington St.
DeMarquis Gates LB Ole Miss
Nigel Harris LB South Florida
Anthony Lanier DL Alabama A&M
Garrett Marino DL Alabama at Birmingham
J.J. Nelson WR Alabama at Birmingham
Jester Weah WR Pittsburgh
Ralph Webb RB Vanderbilt
Terrell Williams DB Houston
Name Position College 
Ian Book QB Notre Dame
Breon Borders DB Duke
Charlie Brewer QB Baylor
John Daka DE James Madison
Sharif Finch DE Temple
Blake Jackson WR/QB Mary Hardin-Baylor
Wyatt Miller OL Central Florida
Deatrick Nichols DB South Florida
Brock Purdy QB Iowa St.
Isaiah Williams OL Akron
Name Position College 
Tre’ Crawford DL Alabama at Birmingham
Anthony Gordon QB Washington St.
Sam Hartman QB Wake Forest
Anthony Johnson WR Buffalo
Benny LeMay RB Charlotte
Byron Marshall WR Oregon
Jalen Morton QB Prairie View A&M
Jordan Ta’amu QB Ole Miss
Zac Thomas QB Appalachian State
Daniel Wise DL Kansas
Name Position College 
Dejon Allen OL Hawaii
Connor Cook QB Michigan St.
Treston Decoud DB Oregon St.
Jordan Fehr LB Appalachian St.
Nick Holley QB/WR Kent St.
Ledarius Mack DE Buffalo
Tarvarus McFadden DB Florida St.
Nick Wheeler DL Colgate
Terrance Williams WR Baylor
Kendall Wright WR Baylor
Name Position College 
Kelly Bryant QB Missouri
Kendall Coleman DL Syracuse
Jayden Daniels QB Arizona St.
Hendon Hooker QB Virginia Tech
Sam Howell QB North Carolina
Mac Jones QB Alabama
Asher O’Hara QB Middle Tennessee St.
Ty Storey QB Western Kentucky
P.J. Walker QB Temple
Brady White QB Memphis
Name Position College 
Keion Adams DL Western Michigan
Marcus Applefield OL Virginia
Joe Callahan QB Wesley
Jamal Davis II DL Akron
Jacques Patrick RB Florida State
Teo Redding WR Bowling Green
Daniel Smith QB Villanova
J.J. Taylor RB Arizona
Rogan Wells QB Valdosta St.
Justin Zimmer DL Ferris St.

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