Mid December And Its Time To Get Things Started
Welcome to December, where College Football and the NFL reign. It’s NCAA Bowl time and there is something about Playoff Football that gets people into FOOTBALL. But when it comes to Arena Football, its the time that things start to heat up. Tryouts and training camps are right around the corner and make our WORDS… YOU WILL HAVE NEWS SOON.
Rumors about a schedule for the National Arena League(NAL) has been running around for weeks. And as of today there is nothing. But FANS want QUALITY, and QUALITY takes TIME. Quoting a source close to the NAL, there 3rd draft of the schedule is out and with some fine tuning, the Schedule will be out in the next 10 days!
With 6 of the 8 teams gearing up for Camp, LockedIN Magazine has learned that things will be announced soon.
The American Arena League might be leading the leagues with Teams, but again, like we said before, QUALITY is what fans want. Not quantity. No word on when the league will announce a full schedule and calls and emails to the league are unanswered.
The Arena Football League has been pretty quiet since the announcement of Albany joining the league. No word on a Team Name yet.
Here are the signing so far…
National Arena League Round up
The Carolina Cobras have signed Omari Manhertz DL 6’4 265 American International/Rookie. Chad Columber OL 6’7 350 Richmond/Rookie. Jermaine Jones WR 6’3 208 Saint Augustine/Rookie. Tyrell Goodman WR 6’2 213 Univ. of Akron/Rookie. Cory Morrow DB 6’0 210 Univ. of Akron/Rookie.
Omari enters his first year of arena football after getting a taste of the NFL with Carolina Panthers and New York Giants. Manhertz is a native of Bronx, N.Y. and played football and basketball at Mount Saint Michael High School. During his high school football career he led his team to a city championship and earned All-League Honors.
Khalil Hunter OL 6’3 305 Louisville/Rookie Signs with Jacksonville Sharks.
Scott Shewman WR 6’8 350 Wisconsin Lacrosse/Rookie signs with Columbus Lions.
Massachusetts Pirates signed Mardy Gilyard WR 6’1 191 Cincinnati/NFL/CFL/NAL-Monterey. Michel McGee WR/DB 5’11 187 Southern Miss/Rookie and London Crawford WR 6’3 205 Arkansas/AFL/IFL/NAL-Monterey.
American Arena League Round up
Atlanta Havoc signed Thyron Lewis a 6’4 wide receiver from California as their newest player signing. Lewis, played college football for the Howard University Bison and began his professional career with the Washington Redskins in 2006. From then on he made the transition to arena football in 2008, playing for top programs in the AFL like The Cleveland Gladiators from 2010-2014, The Los Angeles Kiss in 2015, back to the Cleveland Gladiators in 2016 and most recently the Jacksonville Sharks in 2017.
Cape Fear Heroes signed DL Eddie Verrett, LB/RB Darrius Boyce and DB Justin Sullivan
Arena Football League Round up
Albany AFL is holding a Tryout on Saturday, January 27 at Sportsplex at Halfmoon located at 6 Corporate Drive, Clifton, NY 12065. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with stretching starting at 9 a.m.