Steelers Stockpile XFL Players

Former Pitt Defensive End Dewayne Hendrix The Latest Addition

Eric Hagman
March 27, 2020 - 8:15 pm
Dewayne Hendrix and Mason Rudolph

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Pittsburgh (93.7 The Fan) - As some hoard toilet paper, bread and soup, the Pittsburgh Steelers are stockpiling XFL players.  Through Friday, 14 players from the first-year league had agreed to terms with NFL teams, and five did so with the Steelers.

The list includes two players that played their college ball in Pittsburgh former Panthers defensive end Dewayne Hendrix and former Duquesne Dukes linebacker/long snapper Christian Kuntz.  Hendrix's brief XFL experience was with the St. Louis BattleHawks.  After going undrafted, Hendrix spent time with the Bears, Dolphins and Jaguars, but hasn't played in an NFL regular season game.  Kuntz was a member of the Dallas Renegades.  He was released by the Steelers during training camp last year.

Also working out contracts this week were New York Guardians teammates Jarron Jones, an offensive lineman, and Cavon Walker, a defensive tackle who led the XFL in sacks.  The other player signed by the Steelers is defensive back Tyree Kinnel of the DC Defenders.

Another XFL defensive back, Dravon Askew-Henry, came to terms with the New York Giants.  The former West Virginia Mountaineer--and Aliquippa native--spent last year's training camp with the Steelers.