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Panthers Sign Another XFL Star

Jason Schandl
The Carolina Panthers have signed XFL star Cam Phillips.
The Carolina Panthers have signed XFL star Cam Phillips. / XFL/Getty Images
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When the XFL was quickly dissolved after the 2020 season was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, players were free to sign with NFL teams. The league's biggest standout, quarterback P.J. Walker, quickly signed with the Carolina Panthers.

Now Walkers' top receiver, Cam Phillips, has also joined him in Carolina.

Walker and Phillips were the core of a Houston Roughnecks offense that led the XFL with 259.8 passing yards per game and a stellar 104.4 passer rating.

Walker was not just the best receiver in the Houston offense, either. His 455 receiving yards blew away the league's second-highest total of 338 (from Tampa Bay Viper Dan Williams). The duo was unparalleled in their success at shredding XFL defenses.

Of course, beating NFL defenses is another story entirely, and neither Walker nor Phillips project to crack the 2020 starting lineup for the Panthers, with Teddy Bridgewater getting the start at QB and the trio of Robby Anderson, D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel starting at WR.

The rebuilding Panthers are +380 underdogs to make the playoffs in 2020, according to odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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