Arlington Renegades Sign OL Marquis Lucas, McGhin To IR

Arlington Renegades Re-Sign Marquis Lucas, Cut Brandon Rusnak

The Arlington Renegades have made a couple more moves. They have re-signed OG Marquis Lucas, and let DB Brandon Rusnak go.

The offensive line could use some help, especially with the injury to Dru Samia. Marquis Lucas is a spring football veteran. He began his career in the AAF, with the Orlando Apollos. He played in five games with that team, as they went 7-1 with one of the top offenses in the league.

From there, Lucas moved to the XFL in 2020. He started in two of five games with the Tampa Bay Vipers, but that iteration of the XFL folded after five weeks.

For the past two years, Marquis Lucas has been with the New Orleans Breakers in the USFL. He’s been an important piece for a team that made the playoffs in back to back seasons. During 2023, Lucas started in eight of 10 games, helping Wes Hills achieve the modern USFL rushing record.

In the 2023 USFL season, Marquis finished with a 69.2 Offensive Grade via PFF. He was with Arlington during Training Camp, having been released during the final cutdowns.

Brandon Rusnak Released

Brandon Rusnak played for Arlington last year, totaling seven tackles. This season, he hardly saw the field, with just one tackle to his name.

Rusnak was dealing with injuries throughout the year, and has now been released. Duron Lowe was also recently let go, with the return of Joe Powell to the secondary.

Final Thoughts

As prefaced in the last roster move article for Arlington, this season is all but over. With an 0-5 record, there’s not much General Manager Rick Mueller can do to save this campaign. That said, with five affairs left to play, Arlington is focused on winning one game at a time.

The Renegades travel to Michigan to face off against the 3-2 Panthers this weekend.

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