New Orleans Breakers Sign Free Agent WR Cameron Echols-Luper

New Orleans Breakers Sign Free Agent WR Cameron Echols-Luper

We have another USFL free agency shakeup: wide receiver Cameron Echols-Luper is signing with the New Orleans Breakers.

Since October 1st, most teams have only re-signed players who were already a part of their respective organizations. The New Jersey Generals were the first to make an official move, signing three free agents last night.

Now, Cam Echols-Luper is once again breaking the mold – jumping from the New Jersey Generals over to the New Orleans Breakers.

USFL Career

Cameron Echols-Luper has spent the last two years in the USFL with the Generals. He saw limited playing time during the 2022 season, finishing with 38 receiving yards and a rushing touchdown as New Jersey dominated their way to a 9-1 record, winning the North Division.

In 2023, it was a different story for Cam. With the losses of playmakers such as Darrius Shepherd (XFL) and league MVP KaVontae Turpin (NFL), Echols-Luper saw a much more prevalent role within the offense this year.

Despite dealing with a quarterback carousel, Cameron was quite consistent for the Generals during the 2023 USFL season. He posted 294 receiving yards, and two touchdowns during the year for an offense that struggled to find a consistent rhythm.

In addition, Echols-Luper was a factor on special teams – at least, when he was utilized. In a week nine matchup against Philadelphia, Cam took the opening kickoff to the house.

Echols-Luper finished the year with eight kickoff returns for a total of 255 yards, averaging 31.9 yards per return.

Spring football is nothing new for Echols-Luper, who played in The Spring League with the Sea Lions in 2021. There, he posted 193 receiving yards alongside former Generals’ QB De’Andre Johnson.

Fitting In With The Breakers

The New Orleans Breakers are going to look quite a bit different in 2024. Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson was released right after the season, and the general consensus is that he will not be returning to the team.

Additionally, the Breakers have let go of wide receivers Lee Morris and Johnnie Dixon in free agency. While they have yet to sign elsewhere, there are openings within their wide receiver room for Cameron Echols-Luper to fit in.

Cam is primed to make an impact in New Orleans in 2024, in more ways than one. While we would expect him to be utilized primarily as a wide out, his special teams film speaks for itself. If Eli Stove isn’t available, Echols-Luper could certainly see time as a returner.

Final Thoughts

General Manager Ryan Jones has been making quite a few moves as of late, re-signing over a dozen former Breakers athletes.

Now, Cameron Echols-Luper joins the fold ahead of the 2024 USFL season. After two playoff appearances that resulted in zero championships, the Breakers will have to hope that the additional offensive firepower can push them over the hump next year.

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