Weekly Roundup: NFL announces IPP candidates and more

The National Football League announced thirteen players who are going to take part in their International Player Pathway Program, including two players from the European League of Football!

January 16, 2022
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The last week in the European League of Football were full of news and headlines. On of them was the announcement of thirteen players who will be part of the International Player Pathway Program. The NFL chose Berlin Thunder defensive end Adedayo Odeleye and Stuttgart Surge cornerback Marcel Dabo to compete for a roster sport on an NFL team.

For more information and updates on news around the European League of Football, check out the social media outlets.

Let’s have a look at all the latest news.

The Barcelona Dragons re-signed wide receiver Jordi Torrededia for the 2022 season, as reported by the team last week. The Spanish franchise also signed former NFL player Chase Baker as their defensive line coach for the 2022 season.

The Berlin Thunder are one of two franchises in the European League of Football to have a player accepted to the NFL International Player Pathway Program. Defensive lineman Adedayo Odeleye will be one of thirteen players to compete for a roster spot on an NFL team.

The German franchise also signed defensive end Stanley Zeregbe and wide receiver Robin Wilzeck to their team for the 2022 season.

The Centurions signed American defensive lineman Chris Richardson Jr. to their roster. Two days later, the German franchise announced the extension of Tufan Yagmur, Sango-Erume Vogel, Niklas Liesen, and Lennart Weitz for the upcoming season. The Centurions also signed Jahn Jesus Lara Perez to amp up their defensive line.

This week, Sea Devils kicker Phillip Friis Andersen, also known as the “Golden Leg”, announced his retirement to focus on his private life and business, as reported by the team.

However, the German franchise also re-signed offensive lineman Robin Fensch and NFL International Combine attendee John Levi Kruse. The Sea Devils also managed to sign 2021 Offensive Rookie of the Year and running back Gerald Ameln to their roster for the upcoming season.

The Raiders signed former Centurions defensive back Dartez Jacobs to their team for the 2022 season in the European League of Football, as reported by the Austrian franchise.

Rhein Fire signed French wide receiver Aymeric Nicault and German running back Julian Zorz to their team for the upcoming season. In addition, the North-Rhine-Westphalian franchise signed home-grown Division I athlete Daniel Duah to their roster.

The German franchise also announced the hiring of defensive back coach Oliver Radke, linebacker coach Thomas Innig, quarterback coach Steffen Breidenbach, and assistant offensive coordinator Lee Taylor.

Surge cornerback Marcel Dabo will take part in the NFL International Player Pathway Program. The ultra-athletic cornerback will be one of thirteen players to compete for a roster spot on an NFL team.

Today, the Surge signed former Frankfurt Galaxy linebacker Nikolas Knoblauch to their roster, as reported by the German franchise.

The Vikings signed America-born defensive back Benjamin Straight to their team for their first season in the European League of Football, as reported by the team today.

The Panthers announced a bond between former NFL head coach and four-time Super Bowl Champion Gary Kubiak and the Polish franchise. As reported by the team, Kubiak will work closely with the Panthers coaching staff and function as an advisor for the team.

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