Michigan Panthers Sign UFL Trey Quinn, Jamal Perry, Nick Guggemos

Michigan Panthers Sign Three Players In UFL Free Agency

Mike Nolan and the Michigan Panthers made a few moves in UFL free agency on Friday. The team signed back WR Trey Quinn, and also added WR Nick Guggemos alongside DB Jamal Perry.

WR Trey Quinn

Trey Quinn instantly makes this Michigan Panthers offense better. Quinn was with the Panthers in 2023, and proved to be a valuable asset on a team that struggled to find their overall rhythm.

While there was a carousel of quarterbacks in Michigan this past season, Trey made the most of his opportunities. He finished the regular season with 439 receiving yards, and four touchdowns.

Trey Quinn was clutch during their playoff matchup against Pittsburgh. He racked up over 100 receiving yards and a touchdown, putting the Panthers up late in what ultimately resulted in a loss.

Following the USFL season, Quinn signed to the Detroit Lions, and spent time with the team during preseason. Now, he returns to Ford Field (again), set to play for the Michigan Panthers in 2024.

WR Nick Guggemos

Nick Guggemos is an interesting story. He’s a WR/TE hybrid, having played his college ball at St. Thomas. He only recorded one reception for eight yards during his career there, but managed to land on some NFL teams and has bounced around for the past few years. Guggemos will now look to continue his pro career with the Panthers.

DB Jamal Perry

The Michigan Panthers have been making some tremendous additions to their secondary, and have signed Jamal Perry who brings pro experience to the franchise.

Perry played the majority of his college ball at Iowa State, where he racked up 80 tackles and two interceptions across two seasons.

While Jamal went undrafted, he has been in the NFL for the past several years, with a few different organizations. Jamal burst onto the scene for the Miami Dolphins in 2019, registering 58 tackles and an interception in 14 games played.

His production in 2020 was solid as well, with 26 tackles. However, he’s only played in two games since then, and was let go during this past preseason. Perry is an underrated pickup – one who could make a major impact in 2024, especially with Josh Butler signing a futures deal with the Dallas Cowboys.

Final Thoughts

GM Steve Kazor has continued to build out a balanced roster in Michigan so far. The team picked up 20 outstanding players in the USFL Dispersal Draft, and then decided to select only six players in the Super Draft, to leave room for free agents.

As it stands right now, the Panthers only have three roster spots open, with 72 signed players. By February 14th, their 75-man roster must be set in stone for training camp.

What are your thoughts on Trey Quinn returning to the Michigan Panthers? Will Jamal Perry make an impact in 2024? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!

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