March 8, 2001
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - In the second player personnel move in
an effort to bolster a slumping offense this week, the Birmingham
Thunderbolts have re-acquired wide receiver Joe Douglass.
Douglass, who played collegiately at Montana, and most recently
for the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League, was
a 46th-round selection by Birmingham in the inaugural Player
Allocation Selection System in October. He was among the final
cuts as the Bolts broke training camp at the end of January.
The addition of Douglass leaves the Thunderbolts one player
over the league-mandated roster of 45 players, 38 active and
seven on the practice squad. According to Bolts director of
player personnel Bob Gates, Birmingham has until Friday afternoon
to get back to 45 players due to a league exemption.
In player moves earlier this week, Birmingham acquired the
rights to offensive tackle Chase Raynock and released cornerback
Tony McCall from the practice squad.
The Thunderbolts (2-3) host the Los Angeles Xtreme (3-2) Sunday
at Legion Field. The game will be televised by UPN and is
scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. CST.
Tickets for Sundays game are available by calling (205) 252-4XFL
or by going online at