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Five former Cougs were apart of the showcase this past weekend

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Five former Washington State football players were in attendance this past weekend at the XFL showcase that took place in Seattle as they look to make a roster for the new startup spring league. Peyton Pelluer, Marcellus Pippins, Robert Taylor, Logan Tago, and Devonte McClain were the five Cougars who made up the 100 or so athletes who all have the same dream; to continue playing the game of football.

Pelluer and Tago both recently had tryouts during rookie mini camps this past spring with Tago seeing some time with the starters for the Seahawks. Pelluer says that he is staying ready and hopes to get a call from an NFL team when they begin camp. Marcellus Pippins was most recently playing for the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League until he was released last week. McClain is currently with Montreal and has made his way around a few different leagues since graduation. Taylor was playing in the Alliance of American Football before the league ceased all operations in April unexpectedly.

The XFL, which is scheduled to begin in February of 2020, has 8 teams and will hold a draft sometime after the NFL does their final cuts in early September. The draft pool will consist of the players that attended each showcase over the past few weeks. Each player will be paid based on a tier system and each team will be allowed to have a certain amount of players per tier.

The five Cougars join a group of about 25 other Pac-12 members that were also in attendance. There were also five former Idaho Vandals’ in attendance.



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