Former Chiefs cornerback lands with XFL's St. Louis Battlehawks

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Earlier this weekend, the XFL held its Rookie Draft and it was quick timing for former Merrimack defensive back Anthomy Witherstone, who quickly found a home following his release from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Witherstone was cut by the Chiefs this same week in order to make space for the signing of wide receiver Kekoa Campbell. The Chiefs were at the full 90-man roster limit allowed during the NFL offseason and had to make a move and Witherstone faced too steep of a climb in the secondary as training camp approached.

The move to the XFL is actually a great move strategically for Witherstone who was trying to make the leap in compettion from a Division I FCS program with the Warriors to the NFL. It's a testament to his potential ceiling that the Chiefs brought him in and signed him as an undrafted free agent in the first place. As a lengthy corner, he showcased solid ball skills with 15 pass deflections and 3 interceptions over the last two years for Merrimack.

Now WItherstone can experience a leap in competition and show what he can do against other pro hopefuls as a member of the St. Louis Battlehawks, also the current home of former Chiefs linebacker Mike Rose.