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Jeff Badet signs with the Atlanta Falcons

(Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

(Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Jeff Badet has found a new job in the National Football League.

The former Kentucky wide receiver has been hanging around the NFL for a few seasons. Tom Pelissero reports the Atlanta Falcons are signing Badet, adding another wideout after Julio Jones’ departure. Badet landed the gig after a season with the Washington Football Team. Even though he did not catch a pass and only played 21 snaps in 2020, it was enough to earn another contract.

Badet, who transferred to Oklahoma for his final season of collegiate football, signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He never made the 53-man roster but kept football at the forefront by joining the Dallas Renegades of the XFL. One of the faces for the league’s most popular team (a.k.a. the one coached by Bob Stoops), he caught 16 passes for 108 yards in five games before COVID-19 forced the league to fold.

Badet has successfully turned 16 receptions over five XFL games into two NFL contracts. Well done.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 Comments for Jeff Badet signs with the Atlanta Falcons



  1. Pensacola_Cat_Fan
    10:02 am June 17, 2021 Permalink

    I’m confused as to why we are tracking this guy? He left UK for a different program so why should we care where he signs?



    • Nick Roush
      10:12 am June 17, 2021 Permalink

      It’s June 17th, Pensacola Cat Fan. We gotta post something and believe it or not, there isn’t a whole lot of UK news out there on a June Thursday morning at 10 am.



  2. Billy_Clyde
    12:35 pm June 17, 2021 Permalink

    why are you tracking Kentucky pENsaCoLA fan? you left Kentucky for another state, why should you care about kentucky?