The XFL sent two more athletes to NFL teams today. Defensive tackle Bruce Hector and Linebacker Charles Wiley have signed to the NFL. Hector was picked up by the New York Jets, after previously having a workout with the Giants.
The #Jets are signing DL Bruce Hector. He worked out with the #Giants on Friday, and now lands with the other New York team.
Both players made an impact for their respective teams this XFL season. Bruce Hector played for the Arlington Renegades, racking up 16 tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble in 2023. It turned out to be quite the successful season for Arlington, ultimately winning the XFL Championship.
The NFL isn’t new territory for Hector. He’s had stints with the Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, and most recently the Detroit Lions. In fact, he played in three games for the Lions in 2021.
On the other side, Wiley is an athletic linebacker that proved his worth in limited minutes for the Houston Roughnecks. He finished the year with seven tackles, and a sack. Wiley has also had some NFL experience with the Baltimore Ravens.
Hector and Wiley are the 46th and 47th XFL athletes to sign an NFL contract. Roughnecks standout WR Jontre Kirklin just signed with the New Orleans Saints over the weekend.
It’s excellent to see the XFL continuing to showcase that they are a legitimate pipeline to the NFL. With these two latest signings, we’re just three players away from hitting 50.