Soul open training camp Saturday
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."
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