XFL Chicago Enforcers Press Release 3


Press Release 3
December camp news and notes

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Head coach Ron Meyer's decision to move the Enforcers December mini-camp from Chicago to Orlando turned out to be the right one as Chicago was socked with 12 inches of snow on Monday and below zero temperatures on Tuesday. However, the bad weather did have an effect on the Enforcers' practices in Florida. Quarterback Tim Lester, wide receiver Ryan Yarborough, center Greg Engel and running back Chris Gall did not arrive in Orlando until Tuesday due to travel problems. Four other Enforcers, defensive back Ray Austin, linebackers Casey Dailey and Jamie Baisley and defensive end Steve Conley also encountered travel challenges and did not arrive until mid-practice on Wednesday.

NBC Makes a Visit
XFL Play-by-Play announcer Matt Vasgersian along with XFL Coordinating Producer Bill Bonnell and XFL Director John Gonzalez were visitors to Enforcers camp on Friday. The three visited with head coach Ron Meyer and Director of Player Personnel Quintin Smith along with the players.

Butkus Back
XFL Director of Football Competition and former Enforcers head coach Dick Butkus, along with his son Matt, were in attendance at Wednesday afternoon's session of mini-camp. After practice, Butkus talked with head coach Ron Meyer and renewed acquaintances with several of his former assistant coaches.

Topps for Avery
XFL Director of Photography Greg Raymond was at mini-camp on Wednesday to photograph Enforcers' running back John Avery. The shots of Avery will be used for the XFL Topps Collector Cards which will be available in March.

Newsweek at Camp
Also shooting pictures at the Enforcers camp on Wednesday was a photographer from Newsweek. Newsweek will be running an XFL story sometime in January.

The Enforcers released four players on Thursday, offensive linemen Pierre Brilliant, Anthony Byrd and Ben French along with linebacker Stan Gibbs.

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