The United Football League released a list of players with familiar names such as ex-Steelers running back Willie Parker, former Heisman candidate quarterback Colt Brennan, West Virginia’s former athletic quarterback Pat White and many more.
All of these players are free agents who do not have rights to any other professional team. There are other notable players ex-NFL players such as Hank Baskett and Reggie Brown, so for a complete list of all 50 players (five teams, 10 free agents each) you can visit this page on the official UFL website.
The players mentioned still aren’t under contract with the UFL currently, but if any of the players gain attention from the National Football League then the NFL can pay for the rights to those players. If not, then the UFL can negotiate a contract to sign these players.
Last year the UFL produced a couple of players that ended up signing with an NFL team at the conclusion of the UFL season. Most notably, Dominic Rhodes signed on with the Indianapolis Colts after playing for the Florida Tuskers (who are no longer a franchise). Rhodes played in the final three games and played in the playoff game for the Colts. He was two yards shy of having 100 yards rushing during Week 16 against the Oakland Raiders.
The UFL is headed into its third season and could gain more attention this year if the NFL is still in a lockout when the UFL season begins. Commissioner Michael Huyghue stated earlier in the offseason that the UFL intends to play on Sundays prior to the start of the NFL season this fall.
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