Former Riders’ linebacker Brian Peters, receiver K.D. Cannon join XFL teams

A couple of former Riders are trying to give their football careers a reboot.

Linebacker Brian Peters and receiver KD Cannon recently signed with the XFL and found their new homes on Tuesday.

Peters is now a member of the league-leading Houston Roughnecks and Cannon will suit up with the Seattle Dragons.

Peters played two seasons with the Riders in 2013 and 2014 appearing in 29 games. He picked up 80 tackles, 36 special teams tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown.

The Ohio native became one of the NFL’s most well-respected special teams players since leaving the Riders, recording 54 tackles in 51 career games.

Cannon was signed by former Riders general manager and head coach Chris Jones in 2018. He played in six total games for the green and white, catching 16 balls for 220 yards. He requested his release last season.

The Mount Pleasant, Texas native was a star at Baylor University. During three seasons with the Bears, Cannon caught 195 passes for 3,113 yards and 27 touchdowns in 35 games. As a senior in the NCAA, he made 87 grabs for 1,215 yards and 13 touchdowns, earning first-team All-Big 12 honours.

Following NFL stints with the San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys, Cannon came north to play in Canada. The six-foot, 183-pound receiver has 4.41 speed and leaping ability, 37-inch vertical.

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