Donald Parham‘s NFL career consisted of a 2019 UDFA agreement with the Lions. While he did not make the team, the 6-foot-8 tight end went on to be one of the XFL’s top targets. That will land him another NFL opportunity.
The Chargers reached an agreement to sign Parham on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com notes (on Twitter). Parham, 22, received five other offers, per Rapoport, but will head to a Chargers team that rosters one of the league’s top tight ends.
Hunter Henry signed his franchise tender Monday, and 10th-year veteran Virgil Green remains with the Bolts. Parham profiles as an interesting addition, however, after starring for the Dallas Renegades in XFL 2.0.
Parham caught 24 passes for 307 yards and four touchdowns in five XFL games. The 307 yards ranked third in the league and led all other XFL tight ends by over 150 yards. Prior to his XFL run, Parham previously saw game action as a college standout at Division I-FCS Stetson.