San Antonio Brahmas Sign Tavonn Salter Amidst Controversy

San Antonio Brahmas Sign Tavonn Salter Amidst Controversy

With just a few days to go until the UFL Championship, the San Antonio Brahmas have signed WR Tavonn Salter. This signing was made with Landen Akers being moved to the suspended list, as first reported by Matty Fresh.

Landen Akers has been a depth piece for San Antonio all year long, but has performed incredibly well when his name has been called upon. He will be missed in the Championship.

In his place, the Brahmas have added WR Tavonn Salter. He was with the Houston Roughnecks during the 2023 XFL season, playing in three games. Salter caught four passes for 47 yards last year.

Tavonn is very familiar with OC A.J. Smith’s system. They were together in The Spring League in 2021 with the Conquerors, where Salter caught 16 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns. Now, he’ll have an opportunity to potentially play in a Championship game in the UFL.

Matt Seybert Debacle

Originally, the Brahmas were going to sign TE Matt Seybert to the roster, to get back to two tight ends. Seybert played with the Pittsburgh Maulers for two seasons in the USFL, and had worked with A.J. Smith before in The Spring League.

After Matt flew out to Arlington, the league ended up vetoing his signing. While the UFL hasn’t made any statements on the situation, we’re told it is likely due to a personnel scenario. Since San Antonio is missing a wide receiver, Birmingham voiced to the league that the Brahmas should only be able to sign someone who plays the same position.

It’s extremely unfortunate for Seybert, who went all the way out to Arlington. He had already begun partaking in team meetings prior to the news being broken to him that he couldn’t actually sign. Clearly, this entire situation was mishandled at some point, and Seybert got the short end of the stick.

Because of this ruling, the San Antonio Brahmas had to pivot, signing WR Tavonn Salter instead.

The Brahmas will face off this weekend against the Birmingham Stallions in the UFL Championship, played in St. Louis.

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