Houston Gamblers Sign CB Richard Bowens III & Jai Nunn-Liddell

Houston Gamblers Sign CB Richard Bowens III & Jai Nunn-Liddell

The Houston Gamblers have made a couple more moves in free agency, signing cornerbacks Richard Bowens III and Jai Nunn-Liddell ahead of the 2024 USFL season.

So far, the Gamblers have been relatively quiet in free agency, having transitioned to a new GM in Lionel Vital just a few weeks ago.

Now, the team brings in two young cornerbacks, hungry to prove themselves on the professional level in the USFL.

Richard Bowens III

Richard Bowens III began his college career at Iowa State, where he saw limited action. From 2017-2019, Bowens played in 19 games, compiling nine total tackles.

He then moved to Central Michigan, posting 28 tackles and an interception for the team during the 2020-2021 seasons.

Richard wrapped up his collegiate career at Saginaw Valley State, and played quite well. In 2022, he registered 20 tackles, an interception, and three pass breakups for the team. After going undrafted this past NFL draft, he now lands in the USFL.

This move makes a lot of sense. Lionel Vital has reportedly been very close with Bowens, working with him as a mentor. Since Vital has taken the reins in Houston, now Bowens has an opportunity to impress the new GM – who is also a partner of his.

Jai Nunn-Liddell

For whatever reason, statistics on Jai Nunn-Liddell’s career are nearly impossible to find. He began his career at Troy, but didn’t see much playing time.

From 2018-2019, Nunn-Liddell played for Bowling Green. Most of his minutes came in 2018, where he played in nine games and recorded one tackle.

In 2022, Nunn-Liddell played at Kentucky State. There, he racked up over ten tackles, a few pass breakups, and snagged an interception. In addition, he blocked an extra point, showcasing his versatility on special teams.

Nunn-Liddell has generated legitimate interest in 2023. He was invited to the Baltimore Ravens mini-camp, and also attended the XFL Combine before signing with the Gamblers.

Final Thoughts

The Houston Gamblers will look to find a way to get over the hump of a postseason berth. For two straight seasons, the team has been unable to get into the playoffs.

As of right now, the team has signed five free agents, having brought in Center Jakari Robinson a couple of weeks ago.

The team also cut Nick Vogel and Ross Reiter, signing K Gabe Brkic and LS Logan Klusman for the 2024 season.

What are your thoughts on these free agent signings for Houston? Will Jai Nunn-Liddell and Richard Bowens III see playing time in 2024? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!