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
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.