Weekly Roundup: Leipzig Kings begin to take shape
After the end of 2021, most teams sped up their signing process and landed an incredible pool of talent. The Sea Devils managed to sign one of the best wide receivers of the 2021 season in the European League of Football in Jéan Constant. The Kings signed one of the best linebackers in Europe when they introduced A.J. Wentland to their fans.
Let’s have a look at all the latest news of the last weeks.
The Barcelona Dragons ended last year by signing American wide receiver Kyle Sweet and by re-signing home-grown talent Toni Montón. At the beginning of 2022, the Dragons were active again and re-signed German defensive back Niko Lester, Spanish defensive lineman Alejandro Fernández, and signing French defensive back Antony Rodrigues.
The Berlin franchise announced special teams coordinator and offensive line coach Jörg Bauerfeind and his brother Ron Bauerfeind as the assistant offensive line coach.
The Centurions ended last year with a bang by signing NFL International Combine attendee Flamur Simon to their 2022 roster. The German franchise also announced the signing of linebacker Felix Losch.
Rhein Fire were active at the end of last year and signed former Centurions fullback Patrick Poetsch, offensive lineman Nick Wiens, and former Kings running back Jason Aguemon. The German franchise also signed American wide receiver Nathaniel Robitaille to their active roster for their first season in the European League of Football.
The Hamburg Sea Devils shocked the league by signing former Dragons wide receiver Jéan Constant to their team for the 2022 season. The Sea Devils went on by offensive lineman Lewis Thomas and defensive back Kevin Fortes. They also managed to re-sign defensive lineman Evans Yeboah, quarterback Salieu Ceesay, and American cornerback Justin Rogers.
On top of those signings, the Sea Devils acquired American defensive back Daniel Brown Jr., British offensive lineman Francis Bongwalanga, and NFL International Combine attendee and tight end Brandon Camara to possibly replace the loss of Adriá Botella Moreno.
The Leipzig Kings had one of the busiest weeks out of all franchises. In total, the German franchise announced five players in five days. The Kings started by announcing the signing of American running back David McCants who worked as the running back coach for the Kings in 2021.
Leipzig went on by signing American linebacker A.J. Wentland, Dutch defensive back Roedion Henrique, Swedish defensive lineman and NFL International Combine attendee Aslan Zetterberg, and New Zealand and NFL International Combine attendee Lance Leota.
The Vienna Vikings were among the most active teams over the last weeks by signing their new starting quarterback Jackson Erdmann, American defensive back Exavier Edwards, defensive lineman Flo Grünsteidl, and defensive lineman Oskar Kranich.
The Panthers signed one of the best left tackles in European football this off-season. Former Sea Devils offensive lineman Keanu Ebanks will play for the Panthers in 2022 and face his former team twice since both teams are in the same division.