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Breaking Down The New Jersey Generals Offseason And Current 2023 Roster

The New Jersey Generals have had a busy offseason. There are still three months until Season 2 of the USFL commences in mid-April. And the league and its teams are still sure to see plenty of roster activity in the coming weeks.

New Jersey Generals Year Two Additions/Subtractions

USFL teams have entered uncharted territory for recent alternate professional football leagues. An offseason where teams have to endure losses in free agency, re-sign key players, and lure new ones into the fold. As it stands currently, the New Jersey Generals have 69 players on their off-season roster.

Considering all the players, the Generals have lost in free agency to the NFL and XFL. 69 is a healthy number at this stage of the offseason. Especially with USFL teams expected to carry a 50-player roster when the season starts in the Spring.

The USFL hasn’t officially announced if there will be a supplemental draft before season two starts. But the indication late in 2022 from sources inside the league was that there would be some small-scale player selection process before camps start up in March. The unofficial off-season roster max is 75 players. But no team has approached that number….yet.

To give you an idea of where the Generals stand in roster size by comparison to other USFL teams. This is the current roster head count for all seven of the league’s other teams.

Memphis Showboats (63), Pittsburgh Maulers (59), Houston Gamblers (59), Birmingham Stallions (55), Michigan Panthers (54), Philadelphia Stars (52), and New Orleans Breakers (44).

Replenishing The Generals Roster

Mike Riley’s Generals, like most USFL teams, have seen some departures from 2022. Both in the coaching staff and player roster.

Key departures from the 2022 New Jersey Generals: QB Luis Perez, WR Darrius Shepherd, WR KaVontae Turpin, OT Garrett McGhin, OL Mike Brown, DT Destiny Vaeao, DB D’Vaunte Bausby, DB Dejuan Neal, and Defensive Coordinator Cris Dishman

The most intriguing position to watch on New Jersey in 2023 will be at quarterback. Luis Perez, who shared time with DeAndre Johnson and then fully took over the starting job late in the 2022 season, is gone. Kyle Lauletta, who drew some NFL interest late in the year from the Miami Dolphins, figures to battle Johnson for playing time. But the possibility exists that the Generals could add another signal-caller to the mix before the smoke clears this offseason.

The Generals have done a great job in recent days of replacing key losses in their secondary. Having claimed former Maryland standout Marcus Lewis from the Philadelphia Stars and signing former Ravens defensive back Iman Marshall.

New Jersey has also brought back Terry Poole to their offensive line. A key re-signing with another first-team All-USFL player Garrett McGhin departing for the XFL. Calvin Ashley and Isiah Battle are in line to replace McGhin.

However, replacing NFL Pro Bowler and 2022 USFL MVP KaVontae Turpin will be no small feat. To help assist in the challenging task, the Generals have signed veteran WR/KR De’Mornay Pierson-El.

The New Jersey Generals may still be a year away from calling the Garden State home. As USFL 2023 prepares to play in at least four Hub locations this coming season. (Birmingham/Memphis/Canton & Michigan). But Mike Riley’s troops are not that far away from claiming the USFL championship as their own. The Generals came ever so close to achieving that goal in 2022. How they handle the latter stages of their current offseason could determine if they can finish the job in 2023.

New Jersey Generals Current 2023 Roster (1/18)

Calvin Ashley#71T246’6″310 lbsFlorida A&M
Isaiah Battle#0T296’7″310 lbsClemson
Braedon Bowman#80TE286’4″235 lbsSouth Alabama
Woody Brandom#88TE266’5″260 lbsSam Houston State
Justin Calderon#60T236’3″321 lbsChadron State
Bryson Cannon#0TE246’2″238 lbsEastern Michigan
Kingston Davis#29RB256’0″225 lbsMiles (AL)
Cam Echols-Luper#18WR276’0″195 lbsWestern Kentucky
Marcus Green#0WR265’9″191 lbsLouisiana-Monroe
Brandon Haskin#76OL326’3″315 lbsTennessee State
Evan Heim#69C256’3″305 lbsMinnesota State-Mankato
Arthur Jackson III#0WR246’0″185 lbsEastern Michigan
De’Andre Johnson#1QB266’2″188 lbsTexas Southern
Jahmir Johnson#0T256’5″300 lbsTexas A&M
Charles Jones#0TE266’4″255 lbsTulane
Jake Lacina#68OL266’4″300 lbsAugustana (SD)
Kyle Lauletta#11QB276’3″222 lbsRichmond
Landon Lenoir#23WR246’1″192 lbsSouthern Illinois
Toleafoa McMoore#0C246’0″290 lbsVanderbilt
Alonzo Moore#13WR306’1″195 lbsNebraska
Robert Myers#70OL316’5″325 lbsTennessee State
Daquan Neal#0QB266’3″200 lbsElizabeth City State
Warren Newman#0WR235’8″175 lbsJackson State
Chibueze Nwanna#0OL246’7″338 lbsCharlotte
De’Morney Pierson-El#0WR275’9″195 lbsNebraska
Chris Platt Jr.#0WR5’11”172 lbsBaylor
Terry Poole#72T306’5″325 lbsSan Diego State
Randy Satterfield#81WR276’4″210 lbsLyon College (AR)
Wes Saxton Jr.#17TE296’4″240 lbsSouth Alabama
Mason Sikes#44TE246’4″240 lbsWestern Illinois
Darrell Stewart Jr.#0WR266’2″217 lbsMichigan State
Jonathan Timmons#0OL246’3″327 lbsAlabama A&M
Bruce Trigg#0OL246’4″300 lbsNorth Carolina Central
Anthony Turner#0WR246’4″221 lbsGrand View
Darius Victor#27RB285’8″209 lbsTowson
Trey Williams#3RB305’7″200 lbsTexas A&M
Saige Young#0OL6’4″305 lbsVanderbilt
Dravon Askew-Henry#7S276’0″203 lbsWest Virginia
Mike Bell Jr.#12S256’2″210 lbsFresno State
Adehkeem Brown#0CB5’10”173 lbsQuincy
Justin Cates#0DE256’2″257 lbsNorth Carolina A&T
Jalen Choice#50LB256’3″234 lbsJacksonville State
DJ Daniel#20CB246’1″185 lbsGeorgia
Trae Elston#21CB286’0″185 lbsOle Miss
Willie Eubanks III#0LB246’2″230 lbsThe Citadel
Paris Ford#24S246’0″190 lbsPittsburgh
Angelo Garbutt#49LB256’2″232 lbsMissouri State
Kolin Hill#55LB266’2″235 lbsTexas Tech
D’Juan Hines#4LB286’1″235 lbsHouston
Toby Johnson#90

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Shalom Luani#25S286’0″201 lbsWashington State
Iman Marshall#0CB256’1″210 lbsUSC
Hercules Mata’afa#93DE276’2″252 lbsWashington State
Hasan Muhammad-Rogers#0S265’11”175 lbsLincoln (MO)
Chris Orr#45LB256’0″227 lbsWisconsin
Jermaine Ponder#0DB286’0″200 lbsSt. Francis (PA)
Kenneth Randall#0DT276’4″300 lbsCharleston (WV)
Tyshun Render#99DE256’3″255 lbsMiddle Tennessee State
Michael Sam#0CB266’1″194 lbsLouisiana Tech
Deyon Sizer#95DL266’4″280 lbsCSU Pueblo
Kevin Thurmon Jr.#0DT266’3″298 lbsArkansas State
Tyrone Truesdell#0DT236’2″347 lbsFlorida
Christian Tutt#22CB235’11”185 lbsAuburn
Kalani Vakameilalo#98DT266’3″322 lbsOregon State
Bryan Wright#0LB276’3″238 lbsCincinnati
Bryson Young#56LB246’5″250 lbsOregon
Scott Flanick#89LS266’1″235 lbsArmy
Caden Novikoff#14K256’0″190 lbsHouston
6926.06’1″242.3 lbs

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  1. Ken Granito

    January 21, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    Hi cool update. You knew Mike Riley and company would do whatever they to put a good football team on the field in 2023. This definitely shows some good work bringing so much good talent together. I am sure at the end there will be some cuts that will br picked up by other USFL teams and maybe even Canadian teams showing what an eye for talent Mr. Riley has and how he can game-plan for them. I give him so much credit after seeing the job he did with last year’s team recognizing talent and putting them in the best place to succeed. Only the Jets would have an awesome OC in front of them and not see him. Just happy we have him in Jersey, but not really. Interesting to see what changes happen between today and opening day.

  2. Ken Geanito

    January 21, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    One last thing. I don’t know if they have replaced Chris Dishman, but Jerry Holmes and Johnny Lynn might be possible candidates that have good experience in this arena and local ties. If you play like Jerry Holmes did, you for sure would be one tough and intelligent football player.

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