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Around the XFL: Getting physical

A coach and a quarterback go at it. A defensive lineman is already trying to shoulder a huge burden. Another team employee is trucking around his team’s neighborhood. 

IN THE NEWS 

Many football fans in Texas may discover the Dallas Renegades’ “Rumblers” trucks spreading the word about the upcoming XFL season. One of those may be driven by Isaiah Stanback, former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and the Renegades' manager of community engagement.

Read more about Stanback’s NFL career, which included a Super Bowl ring; a torn Achilles that created a fork in his road; and how he's found a new path.

I lift things up and put them down

DC Defenders defensive end Kristjan Sokoli is into a whole new realm of training: 

The Albanian played with pass-rushing star Khalil Mack at Buffalo and was a former Seahawks draft pick, but they flipped him to the other side of the line of scrimmage. His experiment as a center didn't work out.

He looks ready for new life along the D-line

While we're over a month away from Festivus, Sokoli already has emphatically checked off the Feats of Strength. The first airing of grievances for the XFL’s 2020 season will take place in the nation’s capital as DC hosts the Seattle Dragons (Feb. 8, 2 p.m. ET, ABC). 

WATCH: Single Coverage 

Speaking of Defenders hosting, head coach Pep Hamilton invited quarterback Cardale Jones onto his basketball court for a quick 1-on-1. 

See who won: 

Pep Hamilton's court, Pep Hamilton's rules. 🏀 Cardale Jones may have the size advantage, but will that be a match for old-school ingenuity?

Cardale is a quarterback, after all. 

LISTEN: Just Winston, Baby 

The This is the XFL podcasters may have come up with a new slogan for the LA Wildcats, thanks to their interview with head coach and general manager Winston Moss

Hear it below:

Los Angeles Wildcats head coach Winston Moss joins the program to discuss his plan to bring fun, smart, and physical football to Los Angeles.