NEW YORK — Browns training camp and preseason fan favorite Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi has been signed to the XFL, a planned professional American football league.
The league announced it signed Sheehy-Guiseppi to play at the wide receiver position Friday evening.
Sheehy-Guiseppi, a 24-year-old wide receiver and kick returner, managed to get a workout with the Browns by claiming to know someone on the staff. After impressing the team, the Browns signed Sheehy-Guiseppi on April 5.
During the Browns OTAs, Sheehy-Guiseppi competed against Antonio Callaway, Dontrell Hilliard and D’Ernest Johnson for the kicker returner position.
In an epic moment during Cleveland’s first preseason game against the Washington Redskins, Sheehy-Guiseppi returned a punt for an 86-yard touchdown, making him an instant fan favorite.
Unfortunately, Sheehy-Guiseppi did not make the Browns 53-man roster or the practice squad and was waived by the team on Aug. 31.
The good news is that Browns fans who were rooting for Sheehy-Guiseppi’s success can soon watch him play for the New York Guardians in the XFL.
The New York Guardians play their first game on Feb. 9, 2020, at 2 p.m.
For the full schedule of XFL games, click here.