USFL Stars cornerback signed by Eagles NFC East Rival
The Washington Commanders were apparently among the viewers of the Philadelphia Stars improbable run to the USFL Championship game this season.
The team formerly known as The Washington Football team has signed Stars’ cornerback Channing Stribling to their 90 man roster.
The USFL Stars cornerback helped lead the team to the Championship Game.
Originally tweeted by Philadelphia Stars (@USFLStars) on June 9, 2022.
Channing Stribling had a standout year with The Stars. He led the USFL in interceptions with seven in the regular season.
The USFL never played a game in Philadelphia due to their “Hub City” model of playing all 10 regular season games in Birmingham. It still feels like a targeted poaching by the Commanders. If he does find his way onto the Commanders’ 53 man roster at the end of training camp, he’ll finally get to play in Philadelphia but on the visiting team’s sideline. Unlike Carson Wentz, he might actually still have some fans in the city.
It was bad enough that they tried to kill Jalen Hurts with their dilapidated stadium and infected the Eagles with Covid in what can only be described as a biological attack last season. Now they’ve gone and scooped up the best player on the USFL Stars.
Channing Stribling was a cut above the other defensive backs in the USFL. If anybody from that league was going to make the jump to the NFL it was going to be him. He’d already spent time on the Browns and 49ers practice squads after coming out of Michigan as an undrafted free agent in 2017. The paper thin cornerback room in Washington could provide him a chance to finally break through in the NFL.
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