Slowly but surely the Battlehawks continue to build the roster for 2024 by adding Four players for the upcoming season. On Thursday night St. Louis saw Four more players added to their roster after said players signed their LOI’s for the 2024.
DB, Anthony Witherstone, Merrimack:
Witherstone was drafted by St. Louis during the June 2023 Rookie Draft. He received an invitation to the Kansas City Chiefs rookie mini-camp this spring and signed with the club only to be released earlier this week. Witherstone was a UDFA after making 74 tackles with 19 passes defensed in 35 games at Merrimack. He also had four interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns.
WR Jamarcus Bradley, Wide Receiver Louisiana-Lafayette
Bradley is another bigger receiver with NFL experience the Battlehawks were able to pick up. Earning All-Conference honors in college, Bradley became a UDFA in 2020, and managed to record nine receptions for 124 yards in parts of two seasons. Most recently Bradley was cut by the Browns in training camp of 2022. He was selected with 16th Overall pick of the 2022 XFL Draft last November. After the XFL draft Bradley was signed by the Cleveland Browns once again finishing the season with their practice squad only to be waived this past August.
Defensive Back Prince Charles Iworah Western Kentucky
One of the more experienced players from this round of XFL Allocations, Iworah has been in pro football since coming out of Western Kentucky in 2016. After getting drafted by the 49ers in the 7th round, Iworah has spent time with 4 NFL teams, XFL 2020’s “Team 9”, the Spring League’s Conquerors, the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, the USFL’s Pittsburgh Maulers, and now the St. Louis Battlehawks. He was selected by the Battlehawks during the XFL’s Combine selection.
DB Montrae Braswell Missouri State
Originally beginning his college career at Central Michigan, Braswell moved to Missouri State and immediately became one of the best defensive backs in the Missouri Valley Conference. He recorded Four interceptionsm returning one for a touchdown as a junior in 2021, earning Second-Team All-American honors for the Bears while also earning First-Team All-MVC distinction as a kick return specialist. He spent August of 2023 with the Seahawks only to be released in favor of Sal Cannella.
With the 2024 season’s timeline still not officially released the league is in full speculation to when fans can begin seeing their players take the field next season. Last year the Battlehawks went a controversial 7-3 missing the playoffs in their return to St. Louis in 2023. For more insight on how Coach Becht looks to build this check out the video below from the XFL St. Louis Showcase.
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