Live at 11:15 am ET: Safety Cody “Hitman” Brown!!
In Philadelphia if you follow the Eagles, you will likely be able to name a handful of versatile, and hard hitting safeties they have had on their roster. So pardon me if I get memories of watching two greats patrolling the secondary in Philadelphia when I watch Cody Brown play.
A man who has a very similar background to that of Brian Dawkins. Former college and high school cornerback who moved back to safety to best fit his skill set during college. Since then he has developed into the prototypical safety. At 6’2 208 lbs the former NFL, AAF, XFL, and now USFL player has the body type to even drop down and play as a nickel linebacker if the situation calls for it.
Today we get to talk to him about how he ended up in the USFL, after surviving two leagues shutting down on him mid-season. We will also discuss the two hits he had to close out the season that went viral, and to close it up we will talk differences from a player’s perspective when it comes to the AAF, XFL, and USFL.
12 pm ET: RB Dexter Williams
Dexter Williams is a 5’11 215 pound running back formerly of Notre Dame University. Williams spent the first three seasons of his career at Notre Dame splitting carries. However, his senior year he seized the job and was able to top 1,000 yards from scrimmage for the first time on his way to 13 touchdowns along the way.
Following the season the Green Bay Packers thought enough about him to draft him with their 6th round pick. He would spend two seasons in Green Bay ultimately playing in just 7 games. But let’s be honest when you’re on a depth chart that featured Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams, as well as former Rams 3rd round pick Tra Carson on the roster at the time. In 2020 the Packers added 6’0 240 pound Aj Dillon to the roster only further complicating his path to playing time.
Dexter would end up being let go by the Packers following the 2020 season but he had stints with the Giants, Browns, and Dolphins on their practice squads. He was signed off of Miami’s practice squad by the Browns but didn’t appear in a game with Cleveland.
Ultimately in 2022 he hadn’t received the interest that he had expected. Needing to prove he can still play, and finding a team needing a back of his skill set, signing with the USFL for one game just made sense. Limit potential for injury, and in early July you show the NFL you are in game shape. I expect Williams to come out in this game with everything he’s got to earn a roster spot in the NFL once again.