One ex-Chiefs player to participate in USFL title game

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Only one former Kansas City Chiefs player will take the field when the Philadelphia Stars take on the Birmingham Stallions in the USFL’s championship game on Sunday.

Josh Shaw was signed by the Chiefs in early October of 2018, shortly after the team sent tight end Alex Ellis to injured reserve. Kansas City was looking for any sort of defensive spark in the secondary that season, which would be the last under former Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. They weren’t very healthy at the safety position with injuries to both Daniel Sorensen and Eric Berry, which is why the team opted to add Shaw.

Shaw played a total of four games with the Chiefs during the 2018 NFL season, recording just four combined tackles. Most of his snaps came on special teams, but he did get a chance to play some defense for Kansas City. He gave up a big play to now-retired NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski. Shaw was eventually waived in the second week of November and would finish the season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Shaw has excelled with the Birmingham Stallions, where he was selected in the eighth round, pick 61 overall in the USFL draft. He recorded 34 total tackles during the regular season, plus a game-sealing interception to extend his team’s undefeated streak.

Tonight, Shaw will get a chance to become a champion in the upstart league and will be the only former Chiefs player with that opportunity.

Find all the important details about how to watch Sunday’s USFL championship game down below:

When: Sunday, July 3, 6:30 p.m. CT

Where: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio

Rosters: Stars  | Stallions


Live stream: fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

Betting infoCheck out Sportsbook Wire.


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