Top Signings of the Week – Rhein Fire build All-Star team
The European League of Football heads towards its third season. All 17 franchises are looking for the best players available in Europe and from around the world. But what franchise won this past week with its mind-blowing signings?
Prague Lions sign underrated offensive lineman
The Prague Lions made a move and signed former Tirol Raiders offensive lineman Josef Fuksa to their team for the 2023 season.
The Czech offensive lineman can overpower opposing defenders with his sheer size and athleticism. At 207cm and 135kg, Fuksa is one of the tallest players to compete in the European League of Football.
As already mentioned, the Czech native has played for the Tirol Raiders in the past season. The 39-year-old experienced player now goes back to his home country to give back to the sport where his American football journey started.
An underrated signing that could have a lot of impact on the Lions as a team because of his past success and experience as a player in Europe.
Ravens sign experienced playmaker at wide receiver
Better later than never. The Munich Ravens have signed a player that could easily be talked about as the best offensive weapon in the league once the season is over.
With Markell Castle, the Munich Ravens added one of the most prolific wideouts Europe has seen in the past few years to their roster. In his last three seasons alone, Castle caught 42 touchdowns.
Last season, Castle played for the Milano Seamen and caught 55 passes for 1205 receiving yards and a total of 20 touchdowns. Funny enough, he will now have the chance to play against his old team on the biggest stage for American football Europe has to offer.
It will be interesting to see Castle pair up with quarterback Chad Jeffries and other pieces to the puzzle put together by director of sports operations and 2022 European League of Football MVP Sean Shelton.
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Rhein Fire = All-Star team?
Come on now! It seems like every team has to deal with the salary cap expect Rhein Fire! Week in and week out, the German franchise announces playmaker after playmaker to build an All-Star team for their quest to win the European League of Football Championship.
This past week, Rhein Fire announced the signing of French wide receiver Anthony Mahoungou. “I’m glad to join the Rhein Fire organization, we got very high expectations and still everything to prove to the world,” the 29-year-old wideout commented via a press release by the team.
Mahoungou started his career in the European League of Football with the Frankfurt Galaxy with which he won the Championship Game in 2021. After a short stint in the CFL with the Ottawa Red Blacks, Mahoungou now returns to the European stage.
With wide receivers like Harlan Kwofie and Nathaniel Robitaille already on Rhein Fire’s roster, the German franchise could easily have one of the best all-around offenses in the entire league when the 2023 season starts.