San Antonio continues to make aggressive personnel moves as UFL training camps close. The latest roster moves occur as the Brahmas prepare to make their final roster cuts on Friday. Today, the UFL announced in a press release that the Brahmas have signed defensive end Tim Ward and suspended recently signed outside linebacker Terell Basham.

The Brahmas signed Ward on the same day that the DC Defenders chose to release Ward during their final roster cuts to a 50-player roster before Week 1 of the UFL season. The decision to suspend Terell Basham, a potential edge player for the Brahmas, has led to the decision to sign Ward off the waiver list. With the Brahmas final roster cuts expected tomorrow, Ward should claim a spot on the Brahmas active roster.

For Ward, being signed to the Brahmas allows him to have a chance for redemption as the Brahmas face the DC Defenders during the first week of the 2024 UFL season. By signing Ward, San Antonio acquired insider information about the Defender’s defensive scheme. The late addition to the Brahmas roster could be a significant factor in how the Brahmas game plan for their first game of the regular season.

Valuable Addition to the Brahmas Roster

Ward is a 6’6″, 255-pound defensive end from High Point, North Carolina. Ward played four seasons at Old Dominion University during his college football career from 2015 until 2018. Appearing in 47 games, Ward recorded 126 total tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss, 14 quarterback sacks, and deflected eight passes.

In 2019, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Ward as an undrafted free agent. Ward played in one regular-season game for the Chiefs in 2020, recording five tackles against the Los Angeles Chargers. In 2021, the Chiefs waived Ward and then claimed him by the New York Jets. The Jets released him in 2022, and he spent the 2022 NFL season on the Green Bay Packers practice squad.

In 2023, the Houston Roughnecks and current Brahmas head coach Wade Phillips signed Ward. During the 2023 XFL season, Ward played six games and registered 22 tackles and five quarterback sacks. Ward’s history with the Roughnecks and Phillips from the Roughnecks gives the Brahmas a potential playmaker and a defensive lineman who already has experience with the defensive schemes that the Brahmas expect to implement this season.

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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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