Several former Mizzou football players have made their respective teams after the XFL announced the rosters, 12 days before their first scheduled game.
Former Mizzou football players will be playing in the XFL in less than two weeks after the league cut down its rosters Monday morning.
The eight teams trimmed their rosters from 70-plus players to the league limit of 52. Six of the 416 players in the XFL now are former Mizzou Tigers. They are Marcell Frazier, Jacquies Smith, L’Damian Washington, Marcus Lucas, Kony Ealy and Walter Palmore.
There are two players on each of the three teams that has former Tigers.
The Seattle Dragons, St. Louis Battlehawks and Houston Roughnecks each has a pair of Tigers. The Dragons have Frazier and Smith, the Battlehawks have Washington and Lucas and the Roughnecks have Ealy and Palmore.
All of those players were drafted by their teams in the XFL Draft that took place three months ago.
Lucas and Palmore most recently spent training camps in the NFL. Lucas was released by the Dallas Cowboys on the final day of cut-downs while Palmore was waived by the Houston Texans this past summer.
Smith and Ealy have the most professional experience. Smith played in 37 career games and registered 13.5 sacks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ealy played in 65 games with 15 sacks, and had one of the best Super Bowls by any defensive player, where the defensive end had three sacks and an interception for the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
The XFL season begins Saturday, Feb. 8 with the Dragons playing against the DC Defenders. That game will take place at 1 p.m. on ABC.
No. 57 Marcell Frazier DE
No. 97 Jacquies Smith DE
St. Louis Battlehawks
No. 2 L’Damian Washington WR
No. 85 Marcus Lucas WR
No. 94 Kony Ealy DE
No. 96 Walter Palmore DL