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10 former Ravens are signed to UFL teams

With the NFL season now complete and the offseason underway, Baltimore has one of the most extended lists of players who are getting another shot in the new eight-team UFL, which kicks off season kicks off on Saturday, March 30, 2024, with the battle of the 2023 champions: Arlington Renegades vs Birmingham Stallions.

A combination agreement (the “UFL”) is the premier spring football league that resulted from the merger of the XFL and USFL.

Russ Brandon, former President and CEO of the XFL, will lead the UFL as President and CEO. Former USFL President of Football Operations Daryl Johnston will lead football operations.

Founded in 2001, the XFL was a collaboration between NBC and WWF (WWE), spearheaded by Vince McMahon. After a hot start, poor ratings ultimately led to the league’s lasting just one season. The league returned in 2020, with McMahon again leading the reboot, but it had to close its doors again after COVID-19 shut things down after just five weeks.

The league filed for bankruptcy and was forced to sell.

A group headed by Dany Garcia, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, bought the league out of bankruptcy for $15 million, eyeing 2023 as its return season.

The UFL has eight teams in Arlington (TX), Birmingham (AL), Detroit (MI), Houston (TX), San Antonio (TX), Memphis (TN), St. Louis (MO), and Washington D.C.

With action to begin this weekend, we’re looking at 10 former Ravens on UFLrosters.

Slade Bolden WR --Birmingham Stallions

Jul 27, 2022; Owings Mills, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Slade Bolden (82) catches a ball during day one of training camp at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Jessica Rapfogel-USA TODAY Sports

Bolden signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent after the 2022 NFL draft.

Bolden was waived/injured, and placed on injured reserve before being released.

Deon Cain WR--Birmingham Stallions

Aug 28, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Deon Cain (17) attempts to catch a pass as Washington Football Team cornerback Torry McTyer (35) defends in the first quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Gary Jennings Jr WR --Birmingham Stallions

STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 17: Wide receiver Gary Jennings Jr. #12 of the West Virginia Mountaineers makes a catch over safety Jarrick Bernard #24 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the fourth quarter on November 17, 2018 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State upset West Virginia 45-41. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Jennings was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. He was waived without appearing in a game.

Jennings was signed to the Ravens practice squad for a week during the 2020 NFL season before being released.

Zach Johnson OL --Birmingham Stallions

After going undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft, Johnson was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent.

The Baltimore Ravens signed Johnson to their practice squad in 2022 from September to December.

Chris Orr LB--Birmingham Stallions

Michigan Panthers running back Reggie Corbin is tackled by New Jersey Generals linebacker Chris Orr during the second half of the Panthers’ 28-13 loss to the Generals on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at Ford Field.Panthersnj 043023 Kd2205

Orr has never played for the Ravens, but the former All-Big Ten Selection at Wisconsin is the younger brother of Ravens DC, Zach Orr.

Before the New Jersey Generals drafted Orr, he was the Wisconsin Director of Player Development.

Amari Rodgers WR --Birmingham Stallions

Aug 19, 2023; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Amari Rodgers (3) runs the ball while Chicago Bears defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) defends in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Rogers played college football at Clemson and was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Houston Texans.

Rodgers is the son of Ravens QB coach Tee Martin.

Terrell Bonds CB --Birmingham Stallions

Tennessee Titans safety Terrell Bonds (47) runs through drills during a training camp practice at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn.Nas 0808 Titans 012

Bonds was a key figure in the secondary for the San Antonio Brahmas last season, making 14 tackles and returning 11 punts for 106 yards. He also played in the USFL in 2022 with the Pittsburgh Maulers and made 18 tackles and one interception. Bonds played in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens and in the AAF with the Memphis Express.

Nate Brooks CB --Michigan Panthers

August 19, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nate Brooks (36) after the game against the Denver Broncos at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Devin Gray WR --Michigan Panthers

Apr 15, 2023; Memphis, TN, USA; Philadelphia Stars wide receiver Devin Gray (7) catches a pass during the second half against the Memphis Showboats at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Nate McCrary RB --Michigan Panthers

Aug 21, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Nate McCrary (18) scores a touchdown in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Kai Nacua S --Michigan Panthers

Aug 30, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive back Kai Nacua (31) returns his interception for a touchdown defended by Washington Redskins quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Ealy --Arlington Renegades

OWINGS MILLS, MD – JULY 28: Adrian Ealy #68 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on during training camp at Under Armour Performance Center Baltimore Ravens on July 28, 2021 in Owings Mills, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Ealy signed with Baltimore after going undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft; He was waived by the Ravens in the final round of preseason roster cuts on August 31, 2021, and re-signed to their practice squad the next day.

Jalan McClendon QB -- D.C. Defenders

Feb 8, 2020; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Wildcats quarterback Jalan McClendon (2) looks to pass during the fourth quarter against the Houston Roughnecks in a XFL football game at TDECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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