Some former Tennessee Titans had standout performances in the first two games of the 2020 XFL season.
The XFL officially kicked off its 2020 season on Saturday and some former Tennessee Titans had impressive showings.
The two games on the Saturday slate consisted of matchups between the Seattle Dragons and DC Defenders, as well as the Houston Roughnecks against the Los Angeles Wildcats.
Let’s take a look at some of the standout performances from former Titans.
Austin Proehl, WR
Seattle Dragons wide receiver Austin Proehl spent one day on the Titans’ practice squad in 2018 before being released. He was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft and was last in the NFL on the practice squad of the Los Angeles Rams in 2019.
Not only did Proehl shine with five catches on 10 targets for 88 receiving yards and two touchdowns, his 14-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter was the first touchdown of the XFL opening weekend. Proehl later added a 57-yard score.
Seattle would go on to lose to the DC Defenders, 31-19.
Marqueston Huff, S
Houston Roughnecks safety Marqueston Huff spent two seasons with the Titans in 2014 and 2015. He played a total of 30 games (one start) with Tennessee, posting one interception return for a touchdown, one sack, four passes defensed and 33 combined tackles (22 solo). His last NFL game was in 2016 as a member of the Baltimore Ravens.
On Saturday, Huff totaled five combined tackles (four solo), good enough to tie him for the second-most on the team. The Rougnecks would end up emerging victorious over the Los Angeles Wildcats, 37-17.
LaDarius Wiley, DB
Los Angeles Wildcats defensive back LaDarius Wiley played in four preseason games for the Titans in 2019. The Vanderbilt product went undrafted in 2019 and didn’t make it on Tennessee’s 53-man roster or practice squad.
Wiley was all over the place for the Wildcats on Saturday. His four combined tackles (three solo) was tied for the team lead, and he added an interception and one pass defensed for good measure.
Kaelin Burnett, LB
Another member of the Roughnecks who shined on Saturday was linebacker Kaelin Burnett. The Nevada product played in five games for Tennessee back in 2014, his last year in the NFL.
Burnett finished with four combined tackles (three solo), one QB hit, one interception and one pass defensed for Houston.