XFL will release players from contracts on March 23: report

The XFL will allow players to sign with other pro leagues in short order.

Players will be able to ink deals with NFL or CFL teams on Monday, March 23. Originally the agreements with XFL teams were scheduled to 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.