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Soul open training camp Saturday

Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh. (Photo by Darryl Rule)
Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh. (Photo by Darryl Rule)

The Philadelphia Soul enter the season having won two consecutive conference titles, but were dealt two straight defeats in the ArenaBowl.

The journey to finally get over that hump begins Saturday when the team opens training camp with a practice at 8:30 a.m. at the NovaCare Complex.

The Soul has 33 players available to them at the start of camp, but must cut down to 24 by March 7. The first round of cuts will take place Feb. 28 when teams are required to cut down to 28.

Of the 33 players in camp, 17 were members of the team last season, which won the franchise’s third conference championship. Thirteen of the 33 players are brand new to the Arena Football League.

"It’s always important to have key players return to our team," Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said in a team press release. "It makes our job a little easier as coaches heading into the season. But, at the end of camp, we still need to pick 24 of these very talented players. This should be a very competitive camp and the guys will have to prove they have what it takes to help us get to the next level."

Full roster

WR Larry Brackins, Pearl River C.C.

QB Dan Raudabaugh, Miami (Ohio)

FB Derrick Ross, Tarleton State

DB Jacobi Jenkins, East Carolina

WR Damian Clark, Southern

LB Brandon Perkins, Kansas

DB Rayshaun Kizer, Walsh

DL T.J. Langley, Arkansas Tech

WR Anthony “Tiger” Jones, Louisville

QB Bryan Randall, Virginia Tech

WR V’Keon Lacey, Angelo State

LB Joe Goosby, Tulane

WR Ryan McDaniel, Samford

DL Bryan Robinson, Wesley

DB Raymond Little, Sacramento City

DB LaRico Stevenson, West Georgia

DB James Romain, Delaware State

DB Kyle Whitehurst, Hampton

LB/DL Nick Haag, Assumption

OL Lemone Buford, Hampton

OL Adam Smith, Western Kentucky

OL Brennan Carvalho, Portland State

OL Jordan Mosley, Johnson C. Smith

OL Jason Holman, Winston-Salem State

OL Jason Jones, Idaho

WR Bryan Pray, Pittsburgh State

DL Justin Young, Morgan State

LB/DL Calvin Fance, Angelo State

DL Tyron Hurst, Delaware State

DL Rudy Cerami, East Stroudsburg

DL Chauncey Debose, Eastern Kentucky

DL Teddy Jennings, Connecticut

LB/DL Morkeith Brown, Temple

Full training practice schedule

Saturday, Feb. 22: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 23: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 24: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 25: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 28: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 .m. (First cuts)

Saturday, March 1: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Sunday, March 2: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Monday, March 3: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 4: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 5: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 6: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 8: Final cuts

Vaughn Johnson
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