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USFL 2022: New Orleans Breakers Supplemental Draft Recap

The USFL’s 2022 Supplemental Draft took place on Thursday, March 10th, where teams added 10 players to their rosters. Unlike February’s draft, the supplemental draft’s rounds were not position-specific.

Justin Johnson – TE (Mississippi State/ Arizona Cardinals/ Seattle Seahawks)

Justin Johnson is a tight end out of Mississippi State who’s also spent time with the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks.

In his time at Mississippi State from 2015 through 2018, Johnson saw action in 49 career games, starting 15 of those and hauled in 35 receptions for 357 yards and 3 touchdowns.

In May of 2019, Johnson signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks but suffered an Achilles injury and spent the season on injured reserve. He was waived by the Seahawks in May of 2020, then had a short stint on the Arizona Cardinals practice squad from September to October 2020.

Keith Washington III – CB (Michigan/ Copiah-Lincoln CC/ West Virginia/ New Orleans Saints)

Keith Washington II is a cornerback out of West Virginia who’s had a brief stint with the New Orleans Saints.

In 2 seasons at West Virginia, Washington appeared in 22 games, starting 17 of those, totaling 63 total tackles (50 solo/13 assisted), 6 interceptions, 1.5 sacks, and a touchdown.

He’d sign with the New Orleans Saints in 2020, spending the season on the practice squad. In 2021, Washinton suffered a wrist injury and was sent to injury reserves until reaching an injury settlement and being released in August 2021.


T.J. Logan – RB (North Carolina/ Arizona Cardinals/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

T.J. Logan is a running back out of North Carolina, who’s spent time with the Arizona Cardinals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and now rejoins his former college coach Larry Fedora on the USFL’s New Orleans Breakers.

While at UNC, Logan saw action in 49 games, starting 19 of those, and took 398 rushing attempts for 2,165 yards and 19 touchdowns, also hauling in 76 receptions for 663 yards and 4 touchdowns. Logan also made himself known as a threat in the return game, getting 4 return touchdowns with the Tar Heels.

The Arizona Cardinals drafted Logan in the 5th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, he dislocated his wrist in the preseason and was ruled out for the following 12 weeks, spending that time in injured reserve. He remained with the Cardinals for the 2018 season and appeared in 10 games. He’d be used primarily as a returner, only taking 2 rushing attempts for 3 yards, also bringing in 7 receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown.

Logan was waived by the Cardinals in September 2019 and was picked up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shortly after. He played 12 games as Tampa Bay’s primary kick returner before getting placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season with a fractured thumb. He’d be placed on the injury reserves again in August 2020 after suffering a leg injury in training camp.


Shareef Miller – DE (Penn State/ Philadelphia Eagles/ Carolina Panthers/ Arizona Cardinals/ Atlanta Falcons)

Shareef Miller is a defensive end out of Penn State, who’s spent some time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, and Atlanta Falcons.

Miller appeared in 39 games at Penn State, starting 25 of them, totaling 100 tackles (58 solo/ 42 assisted), 14.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 2 fumble recoveries.

The Philadelphia Eagles drafted him in the 4th round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but he only appeared in 1 game before getting waived in September 2020. Miller went on to spend time with the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles (2nd stint), Arizona Cardinals, and Atlanta Falcons but did not see much time on the field.


Aashari Crosswell – S (Arizona State/ Seattle Seahawks)

Aashari Crosswell is a safety out of Arizona State who’s had a brief stint with the Seattle Seahawks.

In 3 seasons at Arizona State, Crosswell appeared in 27 games, starting 22 of those, totaling 93 tackles (76 solo/ 17 assisted), 3 tackles for loss, 6 interceptions, 25 pass deflections, 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries.

Crosswell signed with the Seattle Seahawks after the 2021 NFL Draft as an undrafted free agent and appeared in 3 preseason games for Seattle. Unfortunately, he was waived by the Seahawks during the team’s final roster cuts at the end of August 2021.


EJ Bibbs – TE/FB (Iowa State/ Cleveland Browns/ Jacksonville Jaguars/ Washington Commanders/ New York Guardians)

EJ Bibbs is a tight end/fullback out of Iowa State, who’s also played for the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Commanders, and the XFL’s New York Guardians.

Bibbs played 2 seasons at Iowa State and appeared in 22 games, starting 19 of those. He’d end his collegiate career with 84 receptions, 844 yards, and 10 touchdowns.

He was signed as an undrafted free agent to the Cleveland Browns following the 2015 NFL Draft and appeared in 7 games his rookie season, but only recorded 1 reception for 7 yards. After spending the beginning of the 2016 season on the browns practice squad, Bibbs was released from the Browns and not the next 2 seasons with the Jaguars and the Commanders, but didn’t see playing time with either team.

In October 2019, Bibbs was selected by the New York Guardians in the 6th round of the XFL Draft. He played in 5 games with the Guardians, starting 2 of those, and recorded 6 receptions for 55 yards before his contract was terminated when the league suspended operations.


Turner Bernard – LS (San Diego State/ Minnesota Vikings)

Turner Bernard is a long snapper out of San Diego State who’s had a brief stint with the Minnesota Vikings.

Bernard played in 51 career games at San Diego State and handled long-snapping duties for his final 4 seasons. Additionally, he earned 1st Team All-MWC honors in 2019.

The Minnesota Vikings signed Bernard as an undrafted free agent following the 2021 NFL Draft, but he only saw playing time in 1 preseason game before being waived in August of 2021.


Jarey Elder– S (West Chester/ Milano Seamen/ TSL Blues)

Jarey Elder is a safety out of West Chester, spending time with the Italian Football League’s Milano Seamen and The Spring League’s Blues.

Elder played in 47 games over 4 seasons at West Chester, racking up 187 total tackles (115 solo/72 assisted), 12 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, 14 interceptions, 31 pass deflections, 3 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, and 1 touchdown.

He signed with the Milano Seamen of the Italian Football League early in 2021 before joining The Spring League’s Blues.


Matt White – PT/K (Monmouth/ Hamilton Tiger-Cats)

Matt White is a punter/kicker out of Monmouth who’s spent a bit of time with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

While at Monmouth, White served as the team’s placekicker, kickoff specialist, and punter and appeared in 36 games. In 4 seasons, he’d make 19/29 field goals and 67/73 PATs, totaling 124 points. Additionally, he’d accumulate 5,984 yards on 151 punts (39.6-yard average) over his 3 seasons as the team’s punter.

He signed with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats in March of 2020 but never played for the team due to the league canceling the 2020 season.


Toree Boyd – OC/OG/OT (Howard/ Atlanta Falcons/ IFL Bismarck Bucks)

Toree Boyd is an offensive lineman out of Howard who can play all across the line and has spent some time with the Atlanta Falcons and IFL’s Bismarck Bucks.

As a junior, Boyd was Howard’s offensive player of the year and received the MEAC weekly honor three times. In 2016, he played in 11 games and earned himself an invite to the Tropical Bowl after another fantastic season.

He’d sign as an undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons, but did not make the final roster. He’d go on to sign with the IFL’s Bismarck Bucks for the 2021 season.


USFL teams may add a few more players before the season kicks off, but as of right now, each team has a roster of 45 players. Each team will have an active roster of 38 players, with a 7 player practice squad.

Matt Lyons is a Writer/Contributor for XFL News Hub, USFL News Hub, & CFL News Hub, covering the XFL, USFL, ELF, and TSL since August of 2020.

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