USFL Star Channing Stribling Joins NFL Team

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Channing Stribling, one of the best defenders USA Football Leaguelanded with the NFL team this week.

Washington commanders announced on Friday that the team had signed Stribling and it looked like he would have a chance to earn a spot on the 53-man roster at training camp and preseason.

Stribling ends the All-USFL season with the league runner-up Philadelphia Stars.

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Philadelphia Stars cornerback Channing Stribling (8) shakes hands with Birmingham Stallions quarterback J'Mar Smith (6) after a USFL championship game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on July 3, 2022 in Canton, Ohio.

Philadelphia Stars cornerback Channing Stribling (8) shakes hands with Birmingham Stallions quarterback J’Mar Smith (6) after a USFL championship game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on July 3, 2022 in Canton, Ohio.
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Stribling led the USFL with seven interceptions. That was two more than New Jersey Generals defenseman Shalom Luani, who finished the season with five.

Stribling added 16 tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack, and was named to the All-USFL team.

Stribling appeared on several NFL teams in 2017 and 2018. He also played in the Canadian Football League, the American Football Alliance and the XFL.

Channing Stribling of the Philadelphia Stars in the second quarter against the Houston Gamblers at Shield Stadium on May 29, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Channing Stribling of the Philadelphia Stars in the second quarter against the Houston Gamblers at Shield Stadium on May 29, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Philadelphia finished second in the Northern Division behind the Generals but defeated New Jersey in the playoffs. The Stars lost Birmingham Stallions in the championship.

In the 2021 season, the Commanders finished 25th in scoring and 22nd in yards, finishing 7th-10th.

Washington also signed USFL quarterback DeJuan Neal.

Channing Stribling (8) of the Philadelphia Stars celebrates a second-quarter pass loss against the New Orleans Breakers at Defensive Stadium on April 17, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Channing Stribling (8) of the Philadelphia Stars celebrates a second-quarter pass loss against the New Orleans Breakers at Defensive Stadium on April 17, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Stribling, Neil and Christian Sam, who signed with Dallas Cowboysare among the USFL players signed with NFL teams.

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Chris Odom, who led the USFL in sacks, was reportedly working three NFL teams.