15 January 2001

Criner and Staff Waive Four, Send Four Others to Reserve - Injured List; Next Cutdown to 55 Players Next Sunday

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Outlaws Head Coach Jim Criner complied with the XFL's roster mandate of 62 active players by 6:00 a.m. PT Monday by waiving four individuals and placing four others on the league's Reserve - Injured list.

Those waived today include former Nebraska LB Troy Dumas, former Miami Hurricane RB Carlo Joseph, DT Bryant Shaw, and longtime NFL WR Cedric Tillman, a Henderson resident who had been out of professional football for three seasons.

The Outlaws also placed four players on the league's Reserve - Injured list, including former BYU CB Brian Gray (hamstring), LB Julius Jackson (ankle), OT Mark Nori (knee) and DT Tom Tovo (knee). These players are unable to play in the XFL during the 2001 season, with the Outlaws retaining their rights for 2002. Should these Reserve - Injured individuals return this season, they would re-enter the league's active player pool through the normal waiver process.

The Outlaws return to a normal practice schedule on Monday, with two-a-day sessions at Sam Boyd Stadium at 9:30 and 3:00 each day this week through Friday. Saturday's scrimmage is closed to the public and media, while on Sunday, January 21, XFL teams must reduce their active rosters to 55 players. The Outlaws and their seven XFL brethren cut down to the final 45-man roster (38 active/7 practice squad) on January 28.

Following is a list of recent transactions for the Las Vegas Outlaws of the XFL:

Sunday, January 14, 2001: Waived LB Troy Dumas, RB Carlo Joseph, DT Bryant Shaw, WR Cedric Tillman;
Placed CB Brian Gray, LB Julius Jackson, OT Mark Nori and DT Tom Tovo
on the Reserve - Injured list
Saturday, January 13, 2001: Added K/P Paul McCallum;
Waived K/P Omar Cardenas;
Tuesday, January 9, 2001: Added TE Keith Jennings;
Waived TE Eli Workman;
Monday, January 8, 2001: Acquired C David Diaz-Infante from the San Francisco Demons
in exchange for T Harvey Goins;
Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000: Placed RB Vershan Jackson on the Reserve - Non-Football Injury list;
Friday, Dec. 29, 2000: Added OT Jon Blackman, QB Mike Cawley, WR Brett Bech, TE Eli Workman,
RB Pepe Pearson, DE Carl Simpson, DE John DeWitt and K Omar Cardenas
via the XFL Supplemental Draft;
Waived QB Ty Grovesteen, TE Giles Cole, C Josh Heskew and RB Clinton Childs;
Placed WR Jake Hoffart on the Reserve - Non-Football Injury list
and OG Jeremy Mankins on the Reserve - Injured list;
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000: Added DE Vince Amey;
Monday, Dec. 18, 2000: Added LB Kurt Gouveia, RB Vershan Jackson;
Waived QB Chris Kasteler, LB Tom Matijacic, K Mike Scott and DE Andre Wray;
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000: Added OL Lonnie Palelei;

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