USFL Season 2 is in the books, and we’re already starting to see teams re-sign players going into their unprecedented season 3. First up, and it should be no shocker, is the New Jersey Generals. If you recall, Mike Riley and company were quick to start signing players at the conclusion of the inaugural USFL season.
Saxton is a Tight End out of Birmingham, Alabama and cousin to Tony Nathan. He played at Hueytown High School before playing at Itawamba Community College in Mississippi, where he had 10 receptions totaling 137 yards, with one touchdown. He then went on to play at South Alabama where he made the all Sun-Belt Conference first-team as well as all-league first team by Phil Steele Publications and College Sports Madness.
In 2015, Saxton was signed by the New York Jets, where he was re-signed to their practice squad before being cut during final roster cuts. He was also signed with the Washington Commanders, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, and San Francisco 49ers before being waived by each team.
Fast-forward to 2019, Saxton signed with the Birmingham Iron (AAF), however after the league folded, he was picked up by the Seattle Seahawks. He signed and played with the practice squad with both the Washington Commanders and Seattle Seahawks before being released.
In late 2019, Saxton was drafted by the St. Louis Battlehawks in the 2020 XFL draft. However his contract was terminated when the XFL suspended their operations in 2020.
In the leadup to the inaugural USFL season, Wes Saxton Jr. signed with the New Jersey Generals on a two-year contract. With season 3 in the works, Saxton has opted to stick with the team that picked him up in 2022.
During the Generals 2023 season, Saxton accumulated 6 catches for 70 yards.
This is the first, of many, re-signings expected to take place over the next few weeks and months.
Earlier this year the USFL was the first spring football league to continue to a second season in nearly 40 years, and now they’re about to be the first league in nearly 40 years to move on to season 3. Naturally, this type of sustainability seems to bode well for the players looking to keep playing.
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