San Antonio Brahmas Sign Sam Tecklenburg & Kelechi Anyalebechi

San Antonio Brahmas Make Final Cuts, Claim DE Tim Ward

The San Antonio Brahmas have made their final cuts in UFL Training Camp, solidifying their 50 man roster for the season. As expected, there were some surprises on this list.

Before we get to the cuts, the Brahmas made a notable move last night on the waiver wire. DE Tarell Basham, who was just signed to the team, was moved to the suspended list.

In response, San Antonio picked up DE Tim Ward off of waivers from the Defenders. This is by no means a surprise, as Ward was with Wade Phillips in Houston last year. He racked up 22 tackles and five sacks, and earned some NFL interest following the season.

Ward is a guy who has a ton of raw talent, and with another year of development in spring football, could make that permanent leap to the NFL.

Offensive Cuts

WR Calvin Turner
WR Jordan Veasy
OT Jarrid Williams

The biggest shock, from an offensive perspective, might be Calvin Turner. Turner was an under-the-radar prospect in the UFL this year, but had a tremendous camp performance. After speaking with various personnel and players this past week in San Antonio, everyone made sure to highlight how impressive Calvin looked across the board.

Jordan Veasy is another unfortunate loss in the wide receiver room. He had a solid season with the Seattle Sea Dragons last year, with 275 yards and three touchdowns to his name. With the amount of talent this team has at the WR position, there simply wasn’t room for everyone.

Jarrid Williams was part of a loaded offensive line group, joining San Antonio this past offseason. I’d expect him to garner some interest from other teams, or if there are injuries, the Brahmas will probably bring him back.

Defensive Cuts

DE Terrance Lang
LB Kelechi Anyalebechi
DB Mark Milton

The most surprising release in this batch is Kelechi Anyalebechi, who I believed would have the opportunity to be a starter in this defense. Kelechi had an outstanding career at Incarnate Word, and is the exact type of prospect who could fit a league like the UFL for development.

Terrance Lang was an offseason addition, fresh off an NFL stint with the Los Angeles Chargers. With the latest addition of Tim Ward, San Antonio has decided to move on from Lang for the time being.

Mark Milton was literally just signed earlier this week, to replace Quincy Wilson who went on the injured reserve list. It seems like San Antonio is pleased with their current secondary group, which is unfortunate for Milton who had previously been cut by Birmingham just a couple of weeks ago.

Final Thoughts

This training camp has not been easy by any means for the eight teams in the UFL. Every organization brought 75 players into camp, and had to whittle it down to 50 for the season. Just last week, San Antonio parted ways with 16 players.

General Manager Marc Lillibridge and Head Coach Wade Phillips are satisfied with this group heading towards their home opener against DC. As it stands right now, Phillips has not named a starting quarterback, but the decision is between Quinten Dormady and Chase Garbers.

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