XFL news: Fred Davis, Rahim Moore tryout for new pro football league
We may not have seen the last of Fred Davis and Rahim Moore on a football field. The former NFL players both auditioned at a recent XFL showcase in Long Beach, per Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times.
Davis, a tight end, went to school at USC and Moore, a safety, went to school at UCLA, so it makes sense why they were at the Southern California regional. Davis came all the way from Washington D.C. for the event.
“Wish I got here earlier,” said Davis. “But it feels good to be out here, running around, catching balls.” After playing at USC, Davis spent six years in the NFL with the Redskins.
Davis had some very solid seasons in the league, including a 796-yard campaign in 2011 in just 12 games. Davis said he thinks he still has a lot left in the tank even though he hasn’t been on an NFL roster since 2013.
“For me, that’s what it’s really about — having the chance to still be able to play the game you love to play, that you’ve played for a long time,” Davis said. “Even though you take a break off, it doesn’t mean you can’t play it now.”
Moore is best known as the safety who fell over and allowed a Hail Mary touchdown to lose the Denver Broncos a playoff game back in 2012. He had been having a promising career before that, but never really recovered. He last played in a regular season game in 2015.
Moore acknowledged that the league isn’t a sure thing, but said he doesn’t care.
“It’s still football, you know?” Moore said. “There’s a risk in everything you do. But if you love something, man, just go do it.”
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) didn’t last long, but everyone seems to be more optimistic about the XFL. The AAF had some notable young players, but the XFL appears to be bringing out more old-timers.