The USFL and XFL have seemingly begun prepping to change up their rosters beginning December 27th in the first phase of the roster alignment. With 8 teams getting put on hiatus XFL and USFL teams continue to add pieces to their team prior to next weeks “phase 1” draft. While the Michigan Panthers are “safe” the team added two more players on Thursday morning which could be the last round of signings for a while.
The Michigan Panthers began this dramatic Thursday with the signing of Illinois Linebacker Issac Darkangelo, and Baylor Center Kyle Fuller. Darkangelo was a UDFA this year and has spent 2023 with the Lions and Raiders. After being waived by Las Vegas, Darkangelo has spent two weeks on the Practice Squad before being released once more on November 7th.
Fuller comes to the Panthers as a 7th round pick in the 2017 Draft. The Baylor alum has played in 51 games starting 12 over Seven years and 6 NFL teams in his career. Most recently Fuller has spent 2023 with the Broncos and Ravens (on their Practice Squad) and now looks to replace Sean Pollard at Center.
With the addition of Two players the Panthers roster sits at 54 going into the December 27th dispersal draft. With the addition of Isaac Darkangelo the Panthers now look to fill the void at Linebacker left with Frank Ginda departing to the Atlanta Falcons. Last season Michigan went 4-6 losing in overtime to the Pittsburgh Maulers in the Northern Division championship.