UFL Free Agency Roundup: Feb. 5

RB Jacob Saylors
RB Jacob Saylors, East Tennessee State University.

The following is a team-by-team recap of UFL free-agency signings from Feb. 5. 

Please note that this will not include players protected going into the Dispersal Draft process who have since “agreed to terms” with the UFL or players selected during one of the Dispersal Drafts who have since “agreed to terms” with the UFL – as these players have already been listed on their respective teams’ rosters and do not fit under the category of free-agent signings.

Birmingham Stallions

  • WR Chris Lacy

Most of Chris Lacy’s production at Oklahoma State came during his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility – which saw him total 51 catches for 753 yards and three touchdowns over 24 games (four starts). After going undrafted in 2018, he landed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent but was released before training camp began. He has since been part of four different NFL organizations – mainly on practice squads/offseason rosters.

Outlook: At 6-3 205 lbs, Lacy brings his size and physicality to the Stallions. While he was never a full-time starter at the collegiate level, he still contributed to one of the deepest receiving corps in college football during his senior season. He can do the same on Birmingham, given their deep mix of receivers.

Michigan Panthers

  • WR Dezmon Patmon

As a first-year starter, Dezmon Patmon broke out during his junior year at Washington State – recording 61 receptions for a team-leading 816 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games (eight starts). Entering his senior season, Patmon was named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List. However, his production didn’t change much from the prior season, as he caught 58 passes for 762 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games with just three starts. Patmon was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, where he stuck around for three seasons.

Outlook: Patmon is another new target in the Panthers’ passing attack for quarterback E.J. Perry. He can be a starter at outside receiver for Michigan if he can beat out the competition during training camp. 

St. Louis Battlehawks

  • RB Jacob Saylors

Saylors was a two-time First-Team All-SoCon honoree and closed out his collegiate career with back-to-back 1,000+ rushing-yard seasons at East Tennessee State University. In 51 career games, he amassed 3,851 yards and 33 touchdowns on 608 carries. He has spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons since going undrafted in 2023. 

Outlook: Saylors joins a St. Louis tailback room led by former Clemson standout Wayne Gallman. If Saylors wants to be Gallman’s spellback, he will have to beat out rookie Kevon Latulas and returner Mataeo Durant during training camp.

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