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The USA Soccer League is gearing up for its second week of action with a slate of games Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
USFL teams are filled with players who have been in the NFL before or are hoping to get their foot in the door. From guys like Paxton Lynch, Scooby Wright and TJ Logan, there are plenty of players who have tasted professional football at the highest level.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht, who is preparing for the next NFL Draft in 2022, was asked on Tuesday about USFL scouting for potential NFL prospects.
“I think it would be [helpful]. It would be great to have our eyes on. We always say the most important thing is the band. So it gives us more tape to watch and another avenue to bring in players,” Licht said.
NFL front offices will have plenty of bands from the USFL player pool.
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The league is expected to play 10 weeks of regular season football and have two weeks for the playoffs. The championship is set for July 3.
The Michigan Panthers take on the New Jersey Generals on Friday at 8 p.m. ET in the United States. On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Maulers take on the Philadelphia Stars at noon ET on FOX while the Birmingham Stallions take on the Houston Gamblers at 7 p.m. ET on FS1.
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The week will end with the New Orleans Breakers taking on the Tampa Bay Bandits at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.