We are now through four weeks of the USFL season. Week 1 showed some promise with former Eagles players, and Week 2 was mostly the same players getting the same production they had the previous week. Week 3 saw some good progress for quite a few former Birds, and Week 4 has started to show which former Eagles have carved out permanent roles for their teams.
A reminder that a total of 14 players in the league have spent at least some time on the Eagles 53-man roster or training camp roster. Every team has at least one former Eagle except for the Philadelphia Stars.
Here's a look at the former Eagles who appeared in this weekend's boxscores:
New Jersey Generals
QB Luis Perez: 11/14, 102 passing yards
DT Destiny Vaeao: 3 tackles
CB De'Vante Bausby: 2 tackles
S Trae Elston: 4 tackles
DB Jameson Houston: N/A
DT JaQuan Bailey: 4 tackles (1 for loss), 1.0 sack, 1 pass defended
WR Manasseh Bailey: N/A
TE Cary Angeline: N/A
QB Kyle Lauletta: 15/32, 169 passing yards
CB Ajene Harris: N/A
QB Clayton Thorson: 14/26, 127 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown
New Orleans Breakers
DE Shareef Miller: N/A
Tampa Bay Bandits
S Obi Melifonwu: N/A
WR Rashard Davis: 1 reception (1 target), 9 yards, 1 receiving touchdown
The Stars got out to an early 10-0 lead for the second week in a row. Last week they fell apart and lost their game after starting QB Bryan Scott went down with a significant injury. They lost their lead again this week, but with backup QB Case Cookus they were able to handle the storm and gain a 26-25 lead. The Michigan Panthers charged downfield and were inside the 5-yard line but settled with a last-second field goal attempt, which doinked off the upright. The Stars are now 2-2 are in a playoff position as their season inches closer to the halfway point.
We'll track these former Eagles along with the Philadelphia Stars throughout their seasons to see if any play well enough to earn another chance in the NFL, and possibly another chance in Philadelphia.