USFL Week 5 Inactives and Practice Squad Roster Moves

USFL Week 5 Inactives and Practice Squad Roster Moves

The USFL has reached Week 5. Mid-season continues to bring us great catches, close games and hard knocks. And the more hard blows we receive, the more injuries can accumulate. And in a smaller league with smaller rosters, injuries mean roster changes, releases and additions for substitution. Keep checking for updates as they come Matt Morse and myself continue to break down the USFL Week 5 Inactive Report and the latest USFL roster moves.


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Michigan Panthers Vs. Tampa Bay Bandits

Friday, May 13, 8 p.m. ET (UNITED STATES)

Josh Love QC Anthony Butler KG
Daishawn Dixon OG Mekhi Brown OF

While the Tampa Bay Bandits and Pittsburgh Maulers have yet to release an injury report, there has been a big roster change made by the Michigan Panthers. Upon his release, Josh Love was claimed off waivers by the Michigan Panthers. Love, who completed 40 of 74 passes for 440 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Love’s exit is interesting because he seemed to be doing well. In fact, current Panthers quarterbacks Shea Patterson and Paxton Lynch have just 456 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. It stands to reason the Panthers could release Patterson or Lynch, especially with Lynch nursing an ankle injury. After learning of the infraction, Love could have an immediate impact. It’s one of the biggest USFL moves we’ve seen so far. The Bandits signed linebacker Anthony Butler and released DE, Mekhi Brown in a corresponding move.

New Jersey Generals vs. New Orleans Breakers

Saturday, May 14, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)

Nick Rose K
austin jones K

As the week is early, the New Orleans Breakers have not released any USFL Week 5 roster moves or inactives. However, the New Jersey Generals had to make a move at the kicker given Nick Rose’s injury. Rose was not cut, but was added to the inactive list. Rose has a current total of 14.70 fantasy points. In his place, the generals added former Alabama kicker Austin Jones. Jones had three straight years from 2015 to 2017 of over 80% on field goals and he will be looking to get his kicking career back on track with the Generals.

Birmingham Stallions vs. Philadelphia Stars

Sunday, May 15, 12 p.m. ET (NBC)

Antwan Owens, Jackson State DT
Carroll Phillips OF Jordan Chunn RB
Judicial powers TO

At the start of week 5, we have a few roster changes. The Stars signed defensive tackle Antwan Owens and released defensive end Carroll Phillips. The Stars appear to be looking to bolster their interior defensive line and feel good about their current crop of top rushers. Owens played his college prom at Jackson State. The Stallions have relied heavily on CJ Marable and Tony Brooks-James in their running game and appear to be planning to continue with that plan. The Stallions released Jordan Chunn, leaving Marable and Brooks-James as the only fullbacks on the roster. They will also lose some offensive line depth with the release of OT Justice Powers. Keep an eye on the stallions this week to sign some replacements.

Pittsburgh Maulers vs. Houston Gamblers

Sunday, May 15, 4 p.m. ET (FOX)

Vad Lee James Madison QC
prince robinson CC
Kenneth Walker III WR
Josh Love QC

In what might come as a surprise move to many, the Maulers waived former starting quarterback Josh Love and signed QB Vad Lee out of James Madison in a corresponding move. The Michigan Panthers then claimed QB, Josh Love. The Maulers also released CB Prince Robinson and WR Kenneth Walker III. Looked for the Maulers to make a few additions this week to bolster a secondary play and WR.

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