XFL will release players from contracts if credible contractual offer is made by NFL or CFL teams: report

The XFL is going to allow players to leave for other pro leagues, namely the National Football League and Canadian Football League, should a hard copy offer be put on the table.

According to Pro Football Talk insider Mike Florio:

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the XFL will release a player from his contract if a “credible contractual offer” is made by an NFL or CFL team, and if the offer is submitted to the XFL.

Players agreements with XFL teams run through May 31. The XFL kicked off in February and played five weeks of a planned 10-week schedule until the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Former Hamilton Tiger-Cats and current Houston head coach June Jones had his Roughnecks team atop the XFL standings with a 5-0 record. A key part of the Roughnecks’ success was the stellar play of quarterback P.J. Walker — the Ottawa Redblacks own his CFL negotiation list rights.

Players who played well such as Walker could be sought by NFL or CFL franchises.

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