New Jersey Generals Re-Sign Five Players, Including Darius Victor

New Jersey Generals Re-Sign Five Players, Including Darius Victor

The New Jersey Generals are off to a quick start in free agency, which is no surprise. Mike Riley, Billy DeVaney, and the entire organization did the same thing a year ago, signing free agents and former players right after the USFL season ended.

After re-signing TE Wes Saxton a couple of days ago, the New Jersey Generals have now re-signed five players from season two, including star RB Darius Victor.

RB Darius Victor

The Bowling Ball is officially coming back to the Generals for another season. Darius Victor needs no introduction, having been one of the top performers in the USFL for the last two years. He won Offensive Player Of The Year in 2022, leading the USFL with nine rushing touchdowns.

His production was impressive in 2023 as well, posting 554 rushing yards alongside four touchdowns – averaging 5.5 YPC. In addition, he even threw a touchdown pass in week nine.

Victor is already a USFL legend, leading the league in multiple categories after two seasons. Thick thighs save lives, as Darius has proven time and time again in the USFL.

RB Kingston Davis

While Kingston Davis only played for half the season, he made the most of his limited opportunities in 2023. Davis finished the year with 89 yards on 21 carries, averaging 4.2YPC. Down the stretch, OC Steve Smith seemed to prefer using Davis over RB Trey Williams, with Kingston typically seeing RB2 minutes.

Now that Davis is officially back for season three, expect him to make an even bigger impact in 2024.

Offensive Line: Isaiah Battle & Calvin Ashley

The New Jersey Generals have one of the best ground games in the USFL, and that wouldn’t be possible without their offensive line. They have already re-signed two of their linemen: OT Isaiah Battle, and OG Calvin Ashley.

Both played major roles for the Generals in 2023, as starters for Mike Riley’s offense. Calvin Ashley, in particular, has been excellent, earning All-USFL honors this past season. He’s an important re-signing and will continue to be an integral piece for New Jersey moving forward.

S Dravon Askew-Henry

The spring football veteran is back with the Generals for another season. Dravon Askew-Henry has been a reliable safety for New Jersey’s secondary, especially when fully healthy. In 2022, he posted 39 tackles and two interceptions. His production was down a bit in 2023 (32 tackles), but this was due to less playing time (only two starts).

Final Thoughts

It’s excellent to see the USFL and its teams making an effort to re-sign important pieces from the last two seasons. We are heading into uncharted waters in modern spring football history, with the USFL now approaching a third season.

The New Jersey Generals took a step back in 2023. After going 9-1 in the inaugural season, they dropped to 3-7 in what was an injury-riddled year. Now, it’s time to rebound to make a playoff push in season three.

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