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Report: Quinton Flowers to return to Tampa Bay — will he be traded to Dallas?

Field Yates of ESPN says the quarterback will return to the team that won 25-0 vs. the DC Defenders yesterday without him, but will he be traded to the Dallas Renegades?

Tampa Bay Vipers quarterback Quinton Flowers prepares to pass during the second quarter of an XFL game between the Houston Roughnecks and the Tampa Bay Vipers at Raymond James Stadium.  Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Vipers picked up the first win in team history yesterday, a 25-0 win shellacking of the DC Defenders at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Though they did it without their most popular player, former South Florida quarterback Quinton Flowers.

Flowers had asked to leave the team earlier last week, with the player saying nothing and head coach Marc Trestman saying he was still a part of the team and away for personal reasons.

Though that was quite skeptically viewed by the media and public, it might have actually turned out to be true. Field Yates of ESPN is reporting that Flowers will return to the Vipers.

But another report from Danny Jones of The Other League Pod, an XFL podcast, says that Dallas might be interested in trading for the dual threat QB/RB.

Could this be a case of the Vipers needing Flowers to report back to the team so he can be moved along? Starter Taylor Cornelius was very good for Tampa Bay yesterday, going 24/31 for 211 yards with one touchdown and one interception, while adding four carries for 36 yards and a rushing TD as well.

For his part, we haven’t heard anything from Flowers except for this cryptic tweet sent during the second half of yesterday’s Vipers victory.

The Snakes are now 1-3, but the big win yesterday showed the potential of the team that was a preseason favorite by the bettors to be XFL champions. The Vipers are currently 1.5 point underdogs at the LA Wildcats this Sunday.

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