Packers Information: Former DL Jack Heflin and Delontae Scott named All-XFL


The has XFL launched their All-XFL crew main as much as their championship sport on Saturday. Among the many gamers named All-XFL had been two former Inexperienced Bay Packers defensive linemen: Jack Heflin and Delontae Scott.

Heflin, who embraced his “trash can stuffed with dust” nickname throughout his time with the Packers, performed school soccer at Northern Illinois and Iowa earlier than signing with Inexperienced Bay as an undrafted free agent in 2021. In his two years with the Packers, Heflin was in a position to play in 4 video games (all in 2021) and in 2022 made Inexperienced Bay’s apply squad up till December thirteenth, when he was launched and picked up by the New York Giants.

Heflin usually performed the 3-4 defensive finish place for the Packers — arguably their weakest place heading into 2023. It won’t be a nasty concept for the crew to kick the tires on him, as they’ve two open roster spots on their 91-man roster. We’ve seen head coach Matt LaFleur give preseason second possibilities to former Packers earlier than, together with operating Dexter Williams and receiver Travis Fulgham final season. Within the 2022 preseason, no participant earned extra key snaps at 3-4 defensive finish for Inexperienced Bay than Heflin, together with first-round decide Devonte Wyatt and Chris Slayton — who continues to be on the roster.

Heflin began 5 of ten video games defensively for the Houston Roughnecks in 2023 and was in a position to submit 25 tackles and a sack for the crew. Heflin has already earned a camp tryout by the New Orleans Saints.

Scott is extra of a hybrid participant than Heflin, as he was listed as a defensive finish by Inexperienced Bay however had the physique of a 3-4 outdoors linebacker. He signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2020, incomes a spot on the crew’s apply squad that 12 months. Following a second-straight launch on the ultimate roster cutdown, Scott signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers (and later Carolina Panthers) the place he ended up enjoying three video games over the following two seasons.

Scott began seven of eight video games for the San Antonio Brahmas and recorded 36 tackles and seven.5 sacks in 2023.

Receiver Darrius Shepherd of the St. Louis Battlehawks, one other former Packer, was in a position to make the All-XFL crew as a return specialist. He has been invited by the Detroit Lions to check out for the crew for this upcoming season.

In different Packers-related XFL information, former Packers first-round decide defensive again Terrell Buckley led the Orlando Guardians to a 1-9 document this season — the worst mark within the league. The Guardians’ -106 level differential was practically 40 factors worse than the 2-8 Vegas Vipers, the seventh-ranked crew within the eight-team league. In some way, although, the Guardians earned their one win in 2023 by a rating of 37-36 over the DC Defenders, who’re the overwhelming favorites to win the title sport after posting a 9-1 common season document.