The USFL’s best tight end, Sal Cannella, has officially signed with the Green Bay Packers. This is no surprise, considering how impressive Cannella was for the New Orleans Breakers this season. He had a workout with the Packers this week, and now joins the 90 man roster heading into training camp.
The #Packers signed former USFL TE Sal Cannella, according to @BillHuberSI
Cannella caught 34 passes for 368 yards and 2 touchdowns for the New Orleans Breakers.https://t.co/kKvHVgHzFW
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 21, 2022
Cannella was sensational, to say the least – and he’s been doing this for a while. Back in The Spring League, Sal was a dominant force. Then, he proceeded to lead all tight ends in the USFL, with 368 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
.@salnells gets us on the board first‼️🌊
📺: @FOXSports pic.twitter.com/Fh7pU8Rrte
— New Orleans Breakers (@USFLBreakers) June 12, 2022
Not to mention, Cannella is also a skilled blocker, making him into a valuable asset for any organization. He made the USFL playoffs with the New Orleans Breakers in 2022 – proceeding to set a USFL record with 154 receiving yards in the semi-finals.
@USFLBreakers Tight end Sal Cannella sets the #USFL single game recieving yards record with 12 catches for 154 yards.
— Bleacher Seats Podcast (@BSeatspodcast) June 26, 2022
Without a doubt, Cannella is certainly an athlete who deserves this opportunity. He now gets to pursue his NFL dreams with the Packers, largely due to his USFL experience.
Can't leave @salnells that open 👀
The @USFLBreakers take the lead 🌊
📺: FS1 pic.twitter.com/u4IH1pCWax
— USFL (@USFL) May 29, 2022
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