Former Steelers QB Landry Jones Will Work Out for XFL Teams

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Former Oklahoma Sooners star Landry Jones spent his first five NFL seasons as Ben Roethlisberger's backup in Pittsburgh, but was ultimately released and signed with the Jaguars.

He lasted in Jacksonville for a month before the Raiders scooped him up in March. Two weeks ago, however, Landry's carousel journey continued, as Oakland cut the 30-year-old singal-caller before he had a chance to compete with Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman to become Derek Carr's first-choice substitute.

Knowing that he would continue to struggle finding a stable home in the league, Jones has reportedly scheduled summer workouts for several XFL teams in order to keep his playing career rolling.

Per Pro Football Talk, Jones' workout will take place in Dallas, which is leading skeptics to believe that the former OU standout has an eye on playing for the Dallas XFL franchise. Care to guess who the coach of that franchise is? Bob Stoops, under whom Landry played for four college seasons from 2009-2012.

These showcases are held in each of the XFL's eight cities to try and identify the best available players for the new league, which begins play in 2020. The workout will determine if Jones can provide value to the league, and while it remains to be seen if a team will take a chance on him, a reunion with Coach Stoops would make for a fine story.