After seeing five former Panthers get drafted in November, the XFL took advantage of Six Panthers whose contracts “expired” 12/31. The new year saw Reggie Corbin, Devin Ross, Maea Teuhema, Sean Williams, Teton Saltes, and Tejan Koroma all get picked up by XFL teams on Sunday afternoon. Though not “official” as contracts have yet to be signed the Panthers now go into the 2023 season with some possible unknowns.
Seeing three starters on the offensive line Teuhema, Saltes, and Koroma possibly leave for the XFL is definitely not the start the Panthers were hoping for in the new year. While Teuhema, and Koroma have Texas ties, Saltes may have been unexpected. Both Teuhema and Koroma played in the XFL in 2020, Teuhema also played for the San Antonio Commanders in the AAF in 2019, while Koroma is from Dallas still lives there and operates a business in the area, Koroma also played for the Roughnecks in 2020 as well. Teuhema and Salts will be joining the Arlington Renegades with Alt-League Legend Jonathan Himebach as his offensive line coach while Tejan Koroma, joins the Seattle Sea Dragons this time around.
The Panthers also saw their final three players get drafted by Hines Ward’s San Antonio Brahmas. All-USFL Running Back Reggie Corbin, WR2 Devin Ross, and Defensive Captain Sean Williams out of Navy all were selected by the Brahmas in the 14th, 17th, and 6th rounds respectively. While Corbin was obviously the “X-Factor” of the group, Ross provided a steady presence and complimentary piece to the Panthers Offense while Sean Williams was often praised for his leadership, and even-keel presence on the Defense.
After seeing six more players get selected the Panthers roster sits at 64 players if all six choose to leave and sign XFL contracts. The Panthers coaching staff, however, has not been silent in the past couple of months signing six Wide Receivers, two Running Backs, and seven offensive linemen. Though not guaranteed the Panthers were extremely proactive in prepping for possible losses no matter which players were possibly leaving.
During the initial November 15-17th XFL draft the USFL saw 18 players selected, and over 50 selected during the January 1st supplemental draft. With XFL players expected to report on the 4th to begin in-processing and medicals, time will tell what the future roster of not only the Panthers but all USFL teams will look like in the coming weeks.