Since the start of the free agency in January that followed the UFL player allocation process, the San Antonio Brahmas have been one of the most active teams in the UFL. The Brahmas have been collecting talent at all positions to overhaul their roster. After a 3-7 season during the 2023 XFL season, the Brahmas hired former Houston Roughnecks head coach Wade Phillips, and Phillips and the Brahmas have been making personnel moves to upgrade the Brahmas roster for the 2024 UFL season.

Until today, the Brahmas had over 90 players on their roster, but many of them would need to be cut by San Antonio. UFL training camps open on February 24th in Arlington, Texas, and teams must have their roster cut down to a maximum of 75 players going into training camp. That meant the Brahmas would need to make massive roster cuts, and today, UFL insider James Larsen announced on X that the Brahmas have cut 21 players from their roster.

The complete list of players cut by the Brahmas includes:

  • QB Jack Coan 
  • QB Kurt Benkert 
  • RB Kalen Ballage 
  • RB Marcus Cooper 
  • WR JuanCarlos Santana 
  • WR C.J. Windham 
  • OL Joe Krall 
  • OL Quinn Oseland 
  • OL Luke Juriga 
  • DL Malik Dorton 
  • EDGE Michael Scott 
  • EDGE Darrius Moragne 
  • EDGE Michael Kennedy 
  • LB Lorenzo McCaskill 
  • LB Nazier Wright 
  • LB Nigel Harris 
  • LB Trevor Harmanson 
  • DB Dillon Thomas 
  • DB Gavin Robertson 
  • DB Micah Smith 
  • K Christopher Dunn

Many of the players cut by the Brahmas were on the 2023 Brahmas roster and were listed as protected during the first phase of the UFL player allocation process. 2023 Quarterbacks Jack Coan and Kurt Benkert are released from the Brahmas roster, leaving first-round Super Dispersal draft pick Quentin Dormady as the expected starting quarterback for San Antonio heading into training camp. Along with Coan and Benkert, many of the players cut from the roster were on the 2023 roster.

The overwhelming indication by the player that of players cut is that the Brahmas have made considerable upgrades to their roster, especially at quarterback. That bodes well for the Brahmas as they prepare to show that they have improved their team since the 2023 XFL season and are ready to compete against an improved slate of competition in the new UFL. As training camp starts, it will be interesting to see how much the Brahmas have improved since being selected to continue as a franchise in the UFL.

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Aaron Sauter
Aaron Sauter is a 23-veteran high school football coach that is also an fan of all levels of football. He is especially interested in alternative football leagues like the CFL, UFL, and IFL. Aaron enjoys analyzing innovative schemes on offense and defense during his free time.

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