- Birmingham Stallions sign three defensive players with NFL experience.
- Signees include Madre Harper, Carlos Davis, and Curtis Weaver.
- The signings reflect the team’s strategy of integrating NFL talent for the upcoming USFL season.
The Birmingham Stallions have made significant moves in the free agency market, signing three players with NFL experience to bolster their defense for the upcoming USFL season. Here’s a closer look at the players signed:
Free Agent Signings:
CB Madre Harper, Southern Illinois
Madre Harper, a cornerback from Southern Illinois, is the first signing announced by the Birmingham Stallions this free agency period. Standing at 6-foot-1 and weighing 196 pounds, Harper, 25, played three preseason games for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2023, where he made five tackles and had one pass breakup. Before his short stint with the Steelers, Harper was signed by the Las Vegas Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2020 following his college football career with the Southern Illinois Salukis. In his senior year at Southern Illinois, Harper was named honorable mention All-MVFC, playing 11 games and making 10 starts.
DT Carlos Davis, Nebraska
Carlos Davis, a defensive tackle from Nebraska, was another key signing by the Stallions. Drafted in the 7th round, 232nd overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2020 NFL Draft, Davis is 6-foot-2 and weighs 320 pounds. During his college career at Nebraska, Davis had 125 total tackles, 14 of which were for loss, and 9½ sacks. Davis transitioned to the USFL in 2023 and is now set to contribute to the Stallions’ defensive line.
DE Curtis Weaver, Boise State
Curtis Weaver, a defensive end from Boise State, was drafted in the 5th round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing 265 pounds, Weaver is notable for being the all-time Mountain West Conference sack leader during his time at Boise State. He joined the Stallions in the recent signings, further strengthening their defense for the USFL 2024 season.
The Birmingham Stallions have clearly shown their intent on building a strong defensive lineup with these signings. By bringing in NFL-experienced players, the Stallions are gearing up for a competitive season in the USFL.