Birmingham Stallions Sign Jonathan Garvin & Maalik Hall

Birmingham Stallions Sign Jonathan Garvin & Maalik Hall

With two sudden losses to the Birmingham Stallions defense, it’s not a surprise to see a couple of new additions here in UFL training camp. DE Jonathan Garvin and OLB Maalik Hall have signed with the team, seemingly to replace Carlo Kemp and Chris Orr.

DE Jonathan Garvin

Jonathan Garvin brings depth, and NFL experience, to this Stallions defensive line. Garvin has played at the linebacker position as well, but is signing with Birmingham as a defensive end. This makes sense, given the release of DE Carlo Kemp.

Garvin played his college football at Miami, where he posted some excellent numbers. Across three seasons, Jonathan totaled 106 tackles and 12.5 sacks.

This led to the Green Bay Packers selecting Garvin in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL draft. Jonathan spent three years with the team, and saw action in over a couple dozen games, racking up 32 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Now, he’ll look to continue his pro career in the UFL with Birmingham.

OLB Maalik Hall

Replacing Chris Orr in the lineup is Maalik Hall, who joins the team after a short stint with the New York Jets.

Hall played the entirety of his college ball at the Division II level, with Southeast Oklahoma State. Hall was limited in minutes through the first three seasons, totaling 23 tackles across that span.

During his final two seasons, though, Maalik played some outstanding football. He compiled 128 tackles and an impressive 14 sacks, making himself a known presence within that defensive front seven.

Maalik Hall was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent, but did not record any stats with the team during one active game.

Final Thoughts

There are some questions for the Birmingham Stallions heading into this opening game against Arlington. The team still has to cut down eight players on March 23rd, and have seen a bit more roster turnover than originally expected as of late.

General Manager Zach Potter continues his sweep of attracting NFL talent, though, with Hall and Garvin both having some experience at that level. Replacing All-USFL LB Chris Orr won’t be easy, but this team is loaded with quality talent – no surprise. What else would we expect from the two time USFL Champions.

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