How ex-Jets players got on in week two of the XFL

Week two of XFL took place this weekend and you can already sense interest in the league starting to wane. However, let's check out how some of the ex-Jets fared in week two action.

New York Guardians 0 DC Defenders 27

Defensive lineman Anthony Johnson helped key DC's shutout as he racked up 1.5 sacks and added one run stuff. Johnson had been traded by L.A. during the week after expressing frustration at Pepper Johnson being fired.

Linebacker Jonathan Celestin was tied as DC's leading tackler with four tackles, including one for a loss, one on third down to force a punt and one run stuff near the line. Safety Shamarko Thomas, who missed last week's game, started and had two tackles.

Nose tackle TJ Barnes assisted on three tackles for the Guardians, all of them on run stops near the line of scrimmage.

Tampa Bay Vipers 9 Seattle Dragons 17

The big story in this game from an ex-Jets perspective was the performance of former draft pick Jeremy Clark at safety for Seattle. Clark intercepted one pass, broke up another, stopped a receiver for a short gain and blew up another play for a loss on third down. He also made the tackle after a botched field goal attempt.

Clark's fellow Dragons safeties Godwin Igwebuike and Santos Ramirez combined for seven tackles, with one of Ramirez's tackles coming on special teams. Defensive end Jacquies Smith added four tackles, including half a sack.

Brandon Silvers started again at quarterback for Seattle and threw a 68-yard touchdown pass. However, other than that, he was just 6-for-17 for 23 yards including a pick-six.

Tampa Bay's comeback fell short as ex-Jet receiver Daniel Williams' touchdown in the closing seconds was overruled due to offensive pass interference. After a big first game, Williams was held to 22 yards on three catches in this one, while ex-Jets tight end Nick Truesdell had four catches for 29 yards for the Vipers.

Dallas Renegades 25 Los Angeles Wildcats 18

Quarterback Josh Johnson, who played with the Jets in the 2015 preseason, almost the a Wildcats comeback in this game, passing for 196 yards and two touchdowns. He also converted the first three-point conversion in league history. Tight end Brandon Barnes caught two passes for 23 yards.

On defense, L.A. gave up over 150 rushing yards and two scores, mostly in the second half, as defensive lineman Trevon Sanders had one tackle and Taiwan Jones' only tackle came on special teams. Kicker Nick Novak made a 47-yard field goal but missed from 50.

For Dallas, Alex Balducci started on the offensive line again after grading out poorly last week. Cornerback Dashaun Phillips had one special teams tackle.

St Louis Battlehawks 24 Houston Roughnecks 28

After a monster game in week one, Kony Ealy had a quieter game this week with just three tackles, while Edmond Robinson added four tackles. Neither made any impact plays for Houston in the win.

On the Battlehawks team, Robert Nelson had three tackles and a pass defensed. Harold Jones-Quartey added a special teams tackle and tight end Wes Saxton caught two short passes.

It will be interesting to see if there is any interest in the league over the next two Sundays with the scouting combine taking place.