Four former Indiana football players made the cut in the XFL and were officially announced as part of the rosters on Monday afternoon.
Despite the NFL season winding down, with just one game left, Indiana football is still being represented, and represented well. With Tevin Coleman set to bring a Super Bowl to the Indiana program, some other names are making noise in a different league.
In the inaugural season for the XFL, the league designated to be another way for a stepping stool for players who are either trying to make the leap back into the NFL or trying to get noticed after going undrafted, there were multiple Hoosiers who made rosters.
Announced on Monday, there were four former Indiana football players who made the cut, and will be participating once the season begins on Feb 8, a week after the Super Bowl. The four Hoosiers were Tegray Scales (Dallas Renegades), Simmie Cobbs (D.C. Defenders), Andrew McDonald (St. Louis Battlehawks), and Bobby Richardson (Tampa Bay Vipers).
The two names that people may know most out of the group are Scales and Cobbs, however. Scales, who has spent time on training camp rosters of the L.A. Rams, Indianapolis Colts, and Pittsburgh Steelers, has yet to see action in the NFL despite being on multiple rosters but this opportunity with the Renegades could easily push him back onto an NFL roster this fall. For Cobbs, he has also spent time in the NFL with the Colts, New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins.
As for the other two, Andrew McDonald has had multiple different skins in the NFL with six different teams and also participated in the Alliance Football League in 2018. Bobby Richardson, who has been the most successful out of the group when it comes to NFL experience, has 40 career tackles, all coming with the Saints from 2015-16. Most recently, Richardson appeared for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League.
The XFL season runs for 10 weeks starting next week and ending April 26 with the Championship game.
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