The Michigan Panthers have claimed center Cohl Cabral per the UFL Communications Department on Friday. They have also waived offensive tackle Drew Himmelman.

C Cohl Cabral – Arizona State (25 y/o, 6’5, 304 lbs)

Cohl Cabral was recently waived by the Birmingham Stallions during their final roster cuts as they cut their roster down from 58 to 50 players. Currently, the Michigan Panthers are the only UFL team still needing to cut their roster down from 58 players to 50.

Cabral started in all 10 regular season games and both playoff games for the Stallions in 2023 and was a key piece of their USFL Championship team. His play was good enough to get him on the Arizona Cardinals radar who signed him on August 25 although he was waived during their final roster cuts.

It was not his first time having an NFL contract signed. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the LA Rams in 2020. He was released from the Rams practice squad in November of 202 and signed to the Houston Texans practice squad 2 weeks later. He spent portions of the 2021 season on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad as well as the New Orleans Saints practice squad.

In May of 2022, he was waived by the Saints and signed with the Stallions in September of 2022.

Cabral played his college football for Arizona State. He played in 49 games with 38 starts with the Sun Devils and started in every game he played in over the last 3 seasons. He was named Second Team Pac-12 in 2018 and in 2019.

OT Drew Himmelman – Illinois State (27 y/o, 6’9, 316 lbs)

Drew Himmelman was acquired by the Panthers this past offseason in the UFL Dispersal Draft Phase 1.

Himmelman played his collegiate ball for Illinois State where he played in 39 games with 38 starts from 2017 to 2020. He was named All Missouri Valley Conference First Team in his last 2 seasons and was Second Team the season before that.

Himmelman signed with the Denver Broncos in 2021 as an undrafted free agent. He spent the season with the Broncos on the practice squad and was waived in May of 2022. He played for the Philadelphia Stars in 2023 appearing in 4 games.

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Jonathan Clink
Jonathan Clink will work as UFL News Hub's primary correspondent covering the Michigan Panthers for the 2024. He has written over 250 articles covering the Canadian Football League prior to joining UFL News Hub. Clink is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba and currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has a background in several other sports as well having played soccer, basketball, and hockey competitively.

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