Two USFL the teams picked up new defenders on Wednesday.

The New Orleans Breakers were one of the teams that did so by capturing Shea Patterson after he was released Michigan Panthers.

The New Jersey Generals also took a step by claiming that Kyle Lawletta after he was refused Pittsburgh Mawlers.

Both are featured to provide depth for their new teams – Starter Breakers (4-2). Kyle Slaughter leads the USFL in passing yards, while the Generals (5-1) have successfully used a two-QB system consisting of De’Andre Johnson and Luis Perez.

Patterson, a former star University of Michiganwas № 1 overall choice at the inauguration USFL draft. Lawlet, who played collegially in University of Richmondwas also selected in the first round, under the general number 7.

(Note: The USFL Draft is set up differently than most other drafts, each round focuses on a specific position. For example, each team chose a quarterback in the first round, a quarterback in rounds 2-4, etc. You can see the results of the call here).

Michigan and Pittsburgh are in last place in the Northern Division with a score of 1-5, but are only two games behind second place Philadelphia and place in the playoffs.

Patterson has passed 973 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions this season, and has scored another 171 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. His 973 passes are ranked third in the league this season.

Shea Patterson blinds, throws 306 yards against the bandits

Shea Patterson participated in his game against the Tampa Bay Bandits, throwing in a 306-yard pass and one touchdown for the Michigan Panthers.

With Patterson and veteran defender Paxton Lynch injured, the alleged Michigan starter will be Josh Love25-year-old s San Jose State. This season Love has gone 440 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Meanwhile, Lawlet has passed 269 yards this season without landing or intercepting in four games (two starts).

Wad Lee replaced Lovelet in the middle of the game against Pittsburgh’s 5th week Houston and led the Maulers to a 21-20 victory, their first of the season. Lee strengthened his grip on QB’s starting work at 6 weeks, when he nearly led to a comeback against the Breakers.

Next, the Panthers will meet New Orleans (4-2). Saturday at 9pm ET on FS1. Mauleri play undefeated Birmingham (6-0) further Sunday at 2pm ET on FOX.


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