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8 Former Ravens on XFL Rosters

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NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The XFL season will kick off on February 8th. The league will feature many former NFL players including 8 former Baltimore Ravens. Let's take a quick look at which former Ravens are on XFL rosters.

Matt Elam (Safety, DC Defenders)

Matt Elam was selected by the Ravens in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was a first-team All-American at the University of Florida. However, he was not able to replicate that success at the next level in part due to off-field problems. After appearing in every game during his first two NFL seasons, Elam missed the 2015 season with a torn bicep. He rarely saw the field in 2016, and then, he threw away any chance of being re-signed in February 2017 after being charged with marijuana possession of more than 20 grams, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance, and reckless driving. To make matters worse, he was also arrested in May of 2017 and charged with larceny grand theft and battery.

Now, Elam will look to work his way back to NFL at age 28 with the DC Defenders.

De’Ondre Wesley (Offensive Tackle, DC Defenders)

De'Ondre Wesley was signed by the Ravens in 2015 as an undrafted free agent. He played 6 offensive snaps and 25 special teams snaps as a rookie. Wesley was cut in September of 2017. He went on to sign contracts with the Bills and Colts, but he did not see the field with either team.

Wesley will be a teammate of Elam with the DC Defenders.

Will Hill (Safety, St. Louis Battlehawks)

Like Elam, Will Hill struggled with off-field problems. Hill spent the first two seasons of his career with the Giants, but he was waived after violating the league's substance abuse policy for a 2nd time. Hill went on to start 22 regular season games and 2 playoff games with the Ravens. He famously returned a blocked kick against the Browns for a game-winning touchdown on Monday Night Football.

Unfortunately, Hill violated the league's substance abuse policy for a 4th time and was subsequently released.

After stints in the CFL and AAF, Hill will suit up for the St. Louis Battlehawks.

Josh Johnson (Quarterback, Los Angeles Wildcats)

Since entering the NFL in 2008, Josh Johnson has been a member of 13 different teams. He spent training camp and the preseason with the Ravens in 2016, but he ultimately did not make the roster. The Detroit Lions were reportedly interested in signing Johnson during this past season, but the XFL ultimately blocked any potential deal.

Nico Siragusa (Offensive Guard, Los Angeles Wildcats)

The Ravens selected Nico Siragusa in the 4th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Prior to his rookie season, he tore his ACL, MCL, and PCL. He was waived and signed to the practice squad in 2018, but the Packers signed him midway through the season. Siragusa never appeared in a regular season game for the Ravens. He is set to be Johnson's teammate on the Los Angeles Wildcats.

Joe Horn Jr. (Wide Receiver, New York Guardians)

Joe Horn Jr. was signed as an undrafted free agent in May of 2019, but he ultimately did not make the final roster. The Houston Roughnecks actually drafted Horn Jr. He was recently traded to the New York Guardians in exchange for wide receiver Taivon Jacobs.

Marqueston Huff (Safety, Houston Roughnecks)

Marqueston Huff is a versatile defensive back. He spent his first two seasons with the Titans appearing in 30 games. The Ravens signed him off Jacksonville's practice squad in 2016. Huff became a solid special teams contributor. After the season, he signed with the Chiefs, but he was waived a few months later. He had short tenures with the Buccaneers and Cowboys, but he was waived by both teams before playing any snaps.

With the Houston Roughnecks, Huff will have his first chance to play meaningful football since 2016.

Keenan Reynolds (Wide Receiver, Seattle Dragons)

Keenan Reynolds had a legendary college career. During his time at Navy, he set the FBS record for total rushing yards by a quarterback (4,559) and total rushing touchdowns (88).

He switched to wide receiver in the NFL. The Ravens drafted him in the 6th round of the 2016 Draft. He spent the following season on the team's practice squad. He was waived in 2017. Eventually, the Seahawks signed him, and he played briefly in 2 games in 2018.

Reynolds will stay in Seattle, as he is now with the Seattle Dragons.