February 1, 2020 Transactions

XFL Daily Transactions Cover

DC Defenders

Defenders signed S Rahim Moore

Rahim Moore
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Measuring 6-1 and 196lbs, this former UCLA Bruin was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2011 and played four seasons in the Mile High City. After a promising rookie season, Moore seemed to have a good career trajectory, but a critical error in the 2013 AFC North Divisional Playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens dealt a critical blow to his reputation with fans and the Broncos organization. He moved to the Texans in 2015 before being cut and relegated to NFL practice squads until he found a roster spot with the AAF’s Arizona Hotshots in 2019.

He was drafted by the DC Defenders in the seventh round of the 2020 XFL Draft’s defensive back phase. He was cut on January 22, 2020 and subsequently resigned by the Defenders the following week on February 1.

Seattle Dragons

Dragons signed K Ernesto Lacayo

Ernesto Lacayo
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Lacayo holds all the kicking records at his alma mater, Hastings College. Though he went undrafted by the NFL in 2011, he has had a seven year career in the indoor football realm, playing in both the IFL and AFL until 2019. In his most recent season with the IFL’s San Diego Strike Force, Lacayo made 10 of 29 field goals and 61 of 65 PAT’s. He led the league in field goals made and total points scored.

Tampa Bay Vipers

Vipers signed LB Reggie Northrup

Reggie Northrup
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A major defensive factor in Tallahassee, Reggie Northrup returned from an ACL injury in 2015 to lead the Florida State Seminoles in tackles. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Redskins in 2016 but never saw the field on Sundays.

His official NFL measurements were 6-1, 231 lbs.

Vipers signed OT Na’Ty Rodgers

Na'ty Rodgers
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Na’Ty Rodgers was a force to be reckoned with during his time with the University of Houston Cougars, amassing the highest pass-blocking efficiency of non-Power 5 tackles. The 6-5 300 lbs tackle moved on to the CFL where he played for the Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers before joining the XFL.

Vipers placed LB Ike Spearman on the Injured/Reserve List

Ike Spearman
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Spearman battled through two separate leg injuries at Eastern Michigan, missing two full seasons in Ypsilanti. In his final college season, he made 49 tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble. Spearman played most recently for the AAF’s Birmingham Iron, with whom he recorded six tackles in eight games, with an additional two tackles and interception in the Iron’s preseason game with the Arizona Hotshots.

His injury has not been disclosed.

Vipers placed OG Andrew Tiller on the Injured/Reserve List

Andrew Tiller
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A sixth round NFL draft pick by the New Orleans Saints in 2012, Tiller was cut a year later. He moved between NFL practice squads before finally seeing playing time with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015. Tiller most recently played for Steve Spurrier’s Orlando Apollos during the eight-game 2019 AAF season.

His injury has not been disclosed.

Vipers waived CB Herb Waters

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