San Antonio Brahmas Add Three Players In UFL Free Agency | Anthony McFarland

San Antonio Brahmas Add Three Players In UFL Free Agency

The San Antonio Brahmas acquired three more players on Tuesday. RB Anthony McFarland, DT Jacob Sykes, and P Brad Wing all joined the fold, bringing key depth to each respective position for training camp.

RB Anthony McFarland

The former Pittsburgh Steelers product has made his way to the UFL. Anthony McFarland has signed with the San Antonio Brahmas, which is a move that makes sense for the franchise given the recent departures of Stevie Scott III and Chris Smith to the CFL.

McFarland played his college football at Maryland. During three seasons there, he posted 1,648 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. Anthony also added 199 receiving yards and a score through the air.

Since then, he was picked up by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2020 draft. He made his NFL debut in week three that season, totaling six carries for 42 yards. McFarland finished the year with 113 rushing yards.

After spending the last couple of seasons on and off of the practice squad in Pittsburgh, McFarland now makes his way to the UFL, in hopes of earning a starting spot in camp. He has some experience on special teams, returning three kicks for 73 yards in 2021 with the Steelers.

DT Jacob Sykes

Jacob Sykes is a young prospect who is fresh off an NFL opportunity with the Seahawks. Jacob played at Harvard for the first few years of his college career, registering 69 tackles and 9.5 sacks across that span.

He then decided to transfer to UCLA for his final year, starting in six of 13 games played. He finished the season with 29 tackles, and a sack.

Sykes played in a couple of games this preseason with the Seattle Seahawks, totaling six tackles. Now, he’ll look to kick start his professional career in the UFL with the San Antonio Brahmas.

P Brad Wing

Some major news for San Antonio is the return of Brad Wing, who finally fills the punter hole he left a few months ago.

Wing started in all ten games for the Brahmas this past season. He averaged 48.2 yards per punt, with a net average of 39.3. He was one of the top punters in the XFL, putting 17 of his 44 punts inside the opponent’s 20 yard line. Also, 50 of his punts were over 50 yards long (72 long).

Brad Wing ended up signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers this past offseason, spending some time with the team. Now, he returns to San Antonio for the 2024 UFL season.

Final Thoughts

GM Marc Lillibridge, and HC Wade Phillips continue to sign a plethora of players for the season. The Brahmas roster currently sits at 96 players (that we know of). 21 of the athletes we’ve seen protected, or signed, by San Antonio, won’t make it to training camp.

What are your thoughts on Anthony McFarland taking his talents to the UFL? Will Jacob Sykes make the regular season roster? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!