During Week 3 of the UFL season, the San Antonio Brahmas face some adversity as they prepare to face the Saint Louis Battlehawks on Sunday. The week started with the Brahmas announcing that their starting center, Alex Mollette, and placekicker Donald De La Haye, also known as YouTube star “Deestroying,” would be added to the injured reserve.

Later in the day, “Deestroying” elaborated on the story, announcing that he had fractured his neck and made a tackle against the Memphis Showboats. Many accounts, including Dov Klieman’s Twitter account, shared this announcement.

The announcement by De La Haye essentially signals the end of the “Deestroying” era in the UFL. In the case of center Alex Mollette, he will most likely miss five weeks of the UFL season but will have a chance to return by the end of the season. These injuries are notable for the Brahmas because they leave them with a massive hole at placekicker, and replacing a center on the offensive line can affect the chemistry of one of the more successful offensive lines in the UFL after two weeks.

Shedding Additional Receivers

In addition to the injuries the Brahmas are dealing with, they are trimming down their receiver depth chart. Earlier this week, the Brahmas released wide receiver TJ Vasher, and now, according to the most recent press release from the UFL, they have also released wide receiver Matt Landers.

The Brahmas signed Landers after their second round of roster cuts in training camp after the Arlington Renegades had cut Landers. Landers was in a similar situation to Vasher; he was not the best fit in an expansive receiver room full of playmakers on the Brahmas roster. These roster cuts indicate that the Brahmas are getting more focused in their approach on offense, and Vasher and Landers no longer have a part to play in that approach.

Holes In the Brahmas Roster

The most recent injuries and roster moves have left the Brahmas with 46 active players on their 50-man active roster. The Brahmas will most likely sign additional players to fill these holes. With their next game only a few days away, signing a new placekicker will most likely be their top priority.

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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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