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Steelers Sign Former XFL, Oregon CB Arrion Springs

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The Steelers once again have looked to the XFL to help their defense, signing cornerback Arrion Springs on Thursday.

Springs, who played for the XFL’s Los Angeles Wildcats, was initially drafted by the Tampa Bay Vipers before he was traded to LA. In 5 XFL games before the league was forced to stop play due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Springs recorded 16 total tackles and an interception.

Even though Springs has struggled to find pro success, he was a standout corner in college at Oregon, where he had 137 career tackles, 44 pass defenses, two sacks and two interceptions. After not being drafted in 2018, Springs signed as a rookie free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s also spent time on the practice squads of the Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers.

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The Steelers have made it a point to sign former XFL players this off-season. Some of their XFL signings include offensive lineman Anthony Coyle, offensive tackle Jardon Jones, safety Tyree Kinnel, long snapper/linebacker Christian Kuntz and defensive ends Dewayne Hendrix and Cavon Walker. Walker led the XFL with 4.5 sacks for the New York Guardians. Hendrix and Kuntz played their college ball at Pitt and Duquesne, respectively.

 

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