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XFL DT Bruce Hector Signs To New York Jets Practice Squad

The New York Jets have officially brought back DT Bruce Hector, as he signed to the practice squad today.

Hector played in the XFL this past season with the Arlington Renegades, winning a Championship in May. Bruce was a key piece in the trenches, racking up 16 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble as Arlington’s defensive dominance made itself known throughout the year.

After an impressive campaign in the XFL, Bruce Hector signed to the New York Jets ahead of the preseason. He ended up playing quite well, making an impact in week one with a forced fumble and recovery.

Bruce struggled in week two of the NFL preseason, though, grading out at 32.9 according to PFF. Unfortunately, Hector was ultimately released on cutdown day, failing to make the 53 man roster or the practice squad.

However, Hector did enough to stay on the Jets’ radar. After being brought in for a workout earlier this week, Bruce is now back on the practice squad to provide depth in an emergency situation for New York.

The NFL isn’t new territory for Bruce, who has had stints with the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, and Philadelphia Eagles previously.

Final Thoughts

After being out of the NFL for an extended period of time, the XFL offered Bruce an opportunity to revitalize his professional playing career – and he took full advantage of it.

Throughout the offseason, the XFL sent almost 70 players to the NFL’s ranks. Now, Bruce Hector returns to the Jets – hopefully, this time for good.

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