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Checking in to see which former Falcons are in the XFL

With the new league kicking off tonight, here are some familiar names to follow.

Carolina Panthers v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

It’s a Saturday afternoon, and the XFL will officially kick off tonight.

As it turns out, there are a number of former Falcons coaches and players who have taken up residence in the new league, including some very familiar faces from the last decade. Before you watch tonight, review the list below, in case it helps you figure out which team you want to root for. Let me know if I missed anyone!

Dallas Renegades

WR Freddie Martino (2014-2015)

D,C, Defenders

CB Jalen Myrick (2019)
RB Jhurrell Pressley (2016-2017)
LB Jon Celestin (2019)
LB Jon Massaquoi (2012-2014)

Houston Roughnecks

HC June Jones (OC 1991-1993; HC 1994-1996)
OC Chris Miller (QB 1987-1993)
WR Kahlil Lewis (2019)
CB Deji Olatoye (2016-2017)

Los Angeles Wildcats


New York Guardians

DT Joey Mbu (2015)

Seattle Dragons

QB B.J. Daniels (2016-2017)
WR Dontez Byrd (2018)
S Tyson Graham (2017)
DE Stansly Maponga (2013-2015)
DE Durrant Miles (2019)

St. Louis Battlehawks


Tampa Bay Vipers

DC Jerry Glanville (DBs coach 1977-1978, DC 1979-1982, HC 1990-1993)
CB Jalen Collins (2015-2017)
S Marcelis Branch (2017-2018)