Former Philadelphia Eagles land on United Football League rosters

If you're interested, spring football appears to be here to stay. If you're looking for someone to cheer for, we've found some familiar faces.

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It isn't as exciting as gearing up for a Philadelphia Eagles game. It isn't as exciting as heading out to a Birds game to tailgate. Still, if you need something to do while suffering through what we expect to be another early 76ers exit from the NBA Playoffs, there's this UFL thing. Have you heard? The USFL and XFL have joined forces. It looks like spring football is here to stay.

Hopefully 162 Phillies games will lead us to another Red October. We'll be watching. We'll also be watching our phones and tablets to see if there are any Eagles updates ahead of the NFL Draft. Yes, friends... We'll even be watching the UFL.

Hey, it's football, and we're junkies.

If you're looking for another reason to watch the UFL, there are 15 former Eagles that you can cheer for.

Well, the Philadelphia Stars are gone again. If memory serves correctly, this is the second time that has happened. With the merger of two spring leagues, the City of Brotherly Love's squad didn't make the cut.

The UFL teams are as follows. The Birmingham Stallions, Houston Roughnecks, Memphis Showboats, and Michigan Panthers make up the USFL Conference. The Arlington Renegades, D.C. Defenders, San Antonio Brahmas, and St. Louis Battlehawks make up the XFL Conference.

Well, at least Saint Louis didn't lose another professional football franchise.

15 former Eagles have found their way onto UFL rosters. Here's a look at some familiar faces if you're looking for guys to cheer for.

  • Reid Sinnett, QB, Houston Roughnecks
  • Luis Perez QB, Arlington Renegades
  • Alex Elliss TE, D.C. Defenders
  • Hakeem Butler, TE, St. Louis Battlehawks
  • John Hightower, WR, Michigan Panthers
  • Deontay Burnett, WR, Arlington Renegades
  • Deon Cain, WR, Birmingham Stallions
  • Devin Ross, WR, Michigan Panthers
  • Vinny Papale, WR, Memphis Showboat
  • Chim Okorafor, OL, Michigan Panthers
  • Kobe Smith, DT, St. Louis Battlehawks
  • Marvin Wilson, DT, Birmingham Stallions
  • Ajene Harris, CB, Arlington Renegades

The first UFL season is underway. Give it a watch if you have some time.

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