Another block of transaction has come across the USFL waiver wire. The Panthers have released S Warren Saba, their former starting Safety, and have signed Corrion Ballard from the IFL’s Massachusetts Pirates.
The USFL is Ballard’s second attempt with a spring league. After leaving Utah in 2019, Ballard was cut by the Carolina Panthers during training camp. He would then transition to the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks which led to him joining the Calgary Stampeders after the league ceased operations. So far Ballard has played in three IFL games and amassed 15 tackles.
Saba was making his professional debut with the Panthers. He joined the Panthers as 1st round draft pick of the USFL Supplemental draft. He quickly rose to the starting lineup before getting injured during the first week of the USFL season. Saba most recently played football at ECU in 2021, making him eligible for the 2022 draft.
With the Panthers 0-2, right now there is a desperate need for each roster spot. As with many things it’s unfortunate that Saba is right now getting the short end of the stick with his injury, however for every lost opportunity it seems that a new opportunity is gained. With Ballard, the Panthers receive a veteran Safety with professional experience, who can provide leadership and stability at a time when the Panthers need it most.