March 28, 2001
Following injuries to a pair of defensive players at Chicago
last week, the Birmingham Thunderbolts have added a pair of
defensive backs to the roster and one could contribute as
early as Saturdays game.
The Bolts have re-acquired safety Fred White, who recorded
192 career tackles while playing at the University of Tennessee.
After battling a nagging knee injury through training camp,
he was waived by the club after spending three weeks on the
practice squad. White (5-10, 205) could see action this week
in nickel and dime packages after an injured knee forced safety
David Knott to the injured reserve list.
Also acquired by Birmingham is former Alabama safety Kevin
Sigler, who was a draft pick of the Tennessee Titans following
an injury-shortened senior season at Alabama in 1998. Sigler
(6-1, 186) lead Alabama in tackles as a junior with 86. Sigler
is not expected to compete for playing time until next week.
The Bolts (2-6) host league-leading Orlando (7-1) Saturday
at Legion Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Tickets are available
by call (205) 252-4935.