The San Antonio Brahmas are four days from playing in their first league championship game during the first season of the UFL. During the 2024 UFL season, the Brahmas have had to make several personnel changes to help themselves stay on a championship course. That trend continues this week; according to a UFL press release, the Brahmas have released offensive lineman Derrick Kelly II, suspended wide receiver Landen Akers for personnel reasons, and to fill in the roster spot left due to Akers’s absence, they have signed wide receiver, Tavonn Salter.

The Brahma’s decision to sign Salter resulted from a series of events, starting with Landen Akers needing to leave the team for personal reasons. San Antonio initially wanted to sign tight end Matt Seybert in Akers’s place on the roster. Unfortunately, the league denied Brahma’s request to sign Seybert due to roster restrictions.

By bringing in Tavonn Salter, the Brahmas solved the problem of replacing Akers and secured a player with a solid connection to the Brahmas scheme on offense. Salter worked with Brahmas offensive coordinator AJ Smith in The Spring League with the Conquerors in the Spring of 2021 and in the XFL with the Houston Roughnecks in 2023. This familiarity is sure to benefit the team. While playing for the Conquerors, Salter caught 16 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns, and he played in 3 games for the Roughnecks in 2023 catching four passes for 47 yards. In 2019, Salter spent time on the Atlanta Falcons practice roster.

The 6’2″, 194-pound receiver is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. Salter started his college football career at Mount San Antonio College in 2016, where he played nine games and caught 28 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns. Salter then transferred to Middle Tennessee State University, where he played in 13 games for the Blue Raiders from 2017 until 2018. While at Middle Tennessee State, he caught 21 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns.

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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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