Former Syracuse football quarterback Eric Dungey has abruptly left the XFL, Dallas Renegades temporarily. Here are all the details.
Late on Tuesday night, the Dallas Renegades of the XFL sent out a press release stating that former Syracuse football quarterback Eric Dungey was being placed on the “reserve/left squad list” due to a family matter.
In a corresponding move, the Renegades added former HBO Hard Knocks’ star, Brogan Roback. In addition, Dallas also swapped two linebackers. Johathan Calvin was placed on injured reserve and linebacker Gerald Rivers was added to the roster to replace him.
This news out of nowhere seemingly indicated the end of Dungey and the XFL altogether, but shortly after the press release, Dungey came out on social media and provided a statement on the situation to clarify things:
“Very fortunate Coach Stoops understands and supports the meaning of family first and is allowing me to be released for the week due to personal family reasons. Excited to get back to Dallas with the XFL Renegades next week and get after it! #StillRaisingHell”
It appears Dungey won’t be available for Dallas’s Week 2 matchup vs LA Wildcats on Sunday, February 16 at 3:00 p.m on ABC.
Although according to Dungey he’ll be allowed to be activated off the “reserve/left squad list” once this family matter is resolved and thus he’ll return to the team for its Week 3 matchup vs the Seattle Dragons on Saturday, February 22 at 5:00 pm on FOX.
Dungey is one of five former Syracuse football players currently in the XFL. In Week 1 Dungey saw the field sparingly as a utility player/backup quarterback but didn’t register a statistic on the box score.
The Renegades quarterback room is only going to get deeper with one of the faces of the XFL Landry Jones who was once recruited by current Dallas head coach Bob Stoops returns in Week 2. Which means Dungey will get even more buried on the depth chart.
Hopefully, Dallas finds creative ways to get him on the field because he’s such a dynamic talent and fans have been clamoring for him to touch the gridiron on social media.