XFL Orlando Rage Press Release 18


Press Release 18
Feb. 28, 2001

In a busy day of transactions, the Rage acquired defensive tackle Corey Mayfield from the Chicago Enforcers in exchange for defensive end Sterling Palmer and recently acquired offensive guard Derrick Turner.

Earlier in the day, the Rage had claimed Turner from the Player Allocation and Selection System (P.A.S.S.) Pool. Orlando then packaged Turner and Palmer and traded them to the Chicago Enforcers for the rights to Mayfield and future considerations.

Mayfield last played with the Grand Rapids Rampage of the Arena Football League, where he recorded 11 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble during the 2000 season. He was named to the first unit of the AFL All-Rookie Team in 1999, after recording 12 tackles, four sacks and one interception.

Prior to signing with Grand Rapids, Mayfield played four seasons in the NFL. He played in 16 games with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995 and also played the 1992 season with the Tampa Bay Bucs. He lettered three seasons at Oklahoma (1989-91) and was named second team All-Conference as a senior.

Palmer has now been involved with four XFL teams in the first five weeks of the season. Originally selected by the Las Vegas Outlaws, Palmer was waived during training camp and claimed by the Chicago Enforcers, who traded him on the same day to Orlando. He played in two games for the Rage, where he recorded two tackles.

In addition to the trade, the team announced that it had reacquired tight end Vince Marrow out of the P.A.S.S. pool. Marrow was originally selected by the Rage in the 43rd round (340th overall) in the October P.A.S.S. draft. He was released at the end of training camp this year. Both moves were made to strengthen positions that have been hampered by injuries. Earlier in the year, the Rage lost defensive tackle Ken Anderson for six to eight weeks with a knee injury; while back-up tight end Terrance Huston went down with a neck injury last week.

Orlando remains the XFL’s only undefeated team with a 4-0 record. The Rage returns to the gridiron Sunday night when they travel to historic Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium to take on the Memphis Maniax. The game will be televised nationally on UPN beginning at 7 p.m.


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