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Around the XFL: Joint Practices, Part 2

XFL Training Camp-Joint practices

The Seattle Dragons and DC Defenders gathered after Saturday's joint practice as they look ahead to kicking off the 2020 season.

HOUSTON -- For the second straight Saturday, the XFL held four joint practices.

On Day 14 of Training Camp, teams appeared to avoid revealing any significant strategy or information; they'll repeat these matchups during a Monday or Tuesday scrimmage and in Week 1 of the XFL season.

Don't let that make you think there weren't plenty of higlights to share, though.

Seattle Dragons at DC Defenders 

Beginning with a Dragon's eye view of Rice Stadium:

Meanwhile, on the ground, Seattle cornerback Channing Stribling added to his pile of picks during his time in Houston. (Read more about him.)

Defenders safety Rahim Moore plucked his own with a tip drill takeaway:

DC wideout Jordan Westerkamp went up for the advantage.

All in all, the rainy Saturday brought a colorful display:

Los Angeles Wildcats at Houston Roughnecks

Solid quarterback play graced the field at TDECU Stadium, the Roughnecks' home.

Head coach June Jones has a crowded, talented quarterback room, with Phillip Walker, Connor Cook and Marcus McDade.

This throw from McDade to wide receiver Blake Jackson ... would you describe it as a blade, a laser, or a blazer?

On the other side, Wildcats wideout Saeed Blacknall tiptoed to a touchdown:

The Penn State alum, who once held the nickname 'Megatron Jr.', put on that show the day after giving us a look deep inside his practice routes through a helmet cam:

New York Guardians at Tampa Bay Vipers

At George Turner Stadium, Guardians wide receiver Teo Redding lept at the chance to make a name for himself early.

The Vipers were just trying to match the chatter by quarterback Aaron Murray, who recently was mic'd up:

Someone who deserves a bigger spotlight is Vipers tight end Nick Truesdell, who could be one of the club's main cogs on offense.

Dessert? 'I'll take a scoop and a score, please,' said Guardians linebacker Ben Heeney.

Dallas Renegades at St. Louis BattleHawks

W.W. Thorne Stadium saw a gathering of ex-Hawkeyes:

The new kickoff formation? Cleared to Engage.

The Renegades -- and the photographers -- were busy focusing on receiver/quarterback Jerrod Heard (click through the tweet for a four-part thread):

Breaking: The BattleHawks quarterback competition has been decided!

Wait, correction: St. Louis slingers Brogan Roback, Jordan Ta'amu and Taylor Heinicke competed in a game of "PIG" (a quicker version of HORSE).

See who won:

We're back on Monday with the first installment of a two-day stretch of scrimmages to help close out the XFL's 2020 Training Camp. Join us!

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