DC Defenders WR Chris Blair Signs With Atlanta Falcons

DC Defenders WR Chris Blair Signs With Atlanta Falcons

Another one bites the dust for the DC Defenders, as speedy WR Chris Blair has signed an NFL contract with the Atlanta Falcons after a successful workout with the team.

Blair finished the 2023 XFL season ranked third in receiving with 534 yards on 26 catches (22.8 yards per reception), along with 3 touchdowns. Blair’s 22.8 YPR was a league-high (min. 10 receptions).

Chris Blair joins fellow Defenders wideouts Lucky Jackson and Brandon Smith as the third WR to sign with the NFL from DC. Blair also becomes the fifth DC player to sign with the NFL. Other Defenders players that have signed NFL contracts since the conclusion of the season include, LB Ferrod Gardner (Commanders) and P Daniel Whelan (Packers).

With the XFL Rookie Draft being held today, lookout for DC to target WRs early and often. Loads of talent to be snagged from in this class, and Defenders Director of Player Personnel, Von Hutchins, is prepared to bring in players that exemplify the DC standard:

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