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USFL Alums Come North, Three Former Players Sign CFL Contracts

In a crazy week of football news in North America, with players jumping from league to league, three players from the USFL made a less than popular move. Throughout the first week of January Rashard Causey, Vad Lee, and Hasise DuBois all were released from their USFL teams and given contracts with Elks, Lions and Alouettes respectively.

This now brings the total of USFL Players to join CFL teams to four as BJ Emmons was the first USFL to play on a CFL in October with the Roughriders.

Rashard Causey Jr., played seven games for the Tampa Bay Bandits (USFL) in 2022 with 12 tackles. The Bandits drafted Causey in the eleventh round of the 2022 USFL Draft. Collegiately, Causey played four seasons at UCF with 64 tackles and two sacks in 43 games, of which five were starts. After UCF, Causey was with the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos.

Hasise Dubois, recorded 4 receptions for 36 yards with the Bandits in 2022. While at Virginia he recorded 151 receptions 1,859 yards, and 12 touchdowns while in college. For Causey and Dubois this is their first opportunity in the CFL.

Returning to the CFL is Quarterback Vad Lee. Lee spent 2016 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and appeared in 3 games recording 1 rushing attempt. Since departing the CFL, Lee has bounced around playing the NAL, the Your Call Football league, was cut by the DC Defenders in 2020, and spent the last two seasons playing in The Spring League for the Alphas and Aviators, while also spending 2022 with the USFL’s Pittsburgh Maulers.

As a professional Lee has total 1271 Passing yards and 9 touchdowns in his Alt-Football career. Now he joins the BC Lions to assist a quarterback room that may be dealing with the loss of Nathan Rourke to the NFL.

As the USFL and XFL begin come into their own, it appears that the movement of players will be at an all-time high. With players having even more options and more college graduates getting more opportunities it shouldn’t come to shock anyone that more players will be transferring all over in an effort to place themselves in the most favorable position for their careers.

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