Former Oklahoma star and Steelers backup Landry Jones becomes the first player to sign with the new XFL.  He will play for one of the eight teams the league announced on Thursday.

Landry was drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 draft by the Steelers and spent five seasons backing up Ben Roethlisberger.  He played in just 19 games.

XFL Commissioner and CEO, Oliver Luck, and Landry both released statements following the 30-year-old’s signing. 

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