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NFL signings from USFL tracker: Here's who made 53-man rosters
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NFL signings from USFL tracker: Here's who made 53-man rosters

Updated Aug. 30, 2022 5:47 p.m. ET

The inaugural season of the USFL provided football fans with plenty of thrilling moments. It also provided a wealth of talent for the NFL.

In fact, many players signed with NFL teams for training camp and preseason action. 

One of the biggest to make a splash was USFL MVP KaVontae Turpin, who sparked his Dallas Cowboys to a preseason victory over the Los Angeles Chargers by returning both a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns.

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Even after NFL teams trimmed their rosters to 53 on Tuesday, the USFL is still well-represented ahead of Week 1. As of this writing, 15 USFL players have stuck with their NFL teams — including Turpin — and seven of the eight USFL franchises have at least one player on 53-man rosters.

Here's the list of USFL players who made NFL rosters:

Birmingham Stallions

— Tae Hayes, CB: Carolina Panthers.
— Sage Surratt, TE: Chargers.
— Osirus Mitchell, WR: Green Bay Packers.
— Victor Bolden, WR: Arizona Cardinals.

Houston Gamblers

— Micah Abernathy, S: Packers.
— Chris Odom, DE: Cleveland Browns. (Odom has been placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss the entire 2022-23 season.)
— Isaiah Zuber, WR: Las Vegas Raiders.

Pittsburgh Maulers

Ramiz Ahmed, K: Packers.
— Jeremiah Pharms Jr., DL: New England Patriots.

New Jersey Generals

— Darrius Shepherd, WR: Denver Broncos.
— KaVontae Turpin, WR: Cowboys.

New Orleans Breakers

— Sal Cannella, TE: Packers.
— Ike Brown, CB: Raiders.

Philadelphia Stars

Maurice Alexander Jr., WR: Detroit Lions

Tampa Bay Bandits

 — Darrin Paulo, OT: Lions.

Michigan Panthers

— None. 


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