QB MIKE BUCK JOINS OUTLAWS
Former Miami Dolphins,
New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals QB Now on Las Vegas' XFL
Courtesy of the Las Vegas Outlaws
VEGAS (Thursday, January 18, 2001) - Las Vegas Outlaws Head
Coach Jim Criner added veteran QB Mike Buck to the Las Vegas
Outlaws roster today, with the former Miami Dolphins, New Orleans
Saints and Arizona Cardinals QB bringing additional depth and
experience to the Outlaws offense. In order to make room on
the team's 62-man roster, the Outlaws waived QB Lionel Hayes,
a 23-year old from Grambling who was added during the team's
excited to have a veteran like Mike join us and compete at the
quarterback position," said Criner. "He has experience
and knowledge of the position and of the pro game that you can't
buy. He brings valuable tools to our squad, regardless of where
he ends up on the depth chart."
6-3, 230-lb. Maine product has spent recent seasons as the offensive
coordinator of the Pensacola Barracudas of the AF2 league, but
as Outlaws Offensive Coordinator Vince Alcalde says, "He
was stepping behind center himself to instruct, and realized
that the playing bug was still there."
was a four-year starter at Maine, establishing 27 school passing
records, including completions, attempts, touchdowns and yardage.
The Brooklyn-born QB was drafted in the sixth-round by the New
Orleans Saints, playing in eight games over the next four seasons
before being released in 1994. After sitting out that season,
he played with the Arizona Cardinals in 1995 and went to the
Miami Dolphins' camp in 1996.
just five days remaining until Monday's roster cutdown date,
the Outlaws coaching staff will utilize two more practice sessions
and Saturday's closed-door scrimmage against the Los Angeles
Xtreme to decide which seven players will be released on Monday.
Las Vegas will reach the final 45-man roster (38 active/7 practice
squad) on January 28.
is a list of recent transactions for the Las Vegas Outlaws of
January 18, 2001: Added QB Mike Buck;
Waived QB Lionel Hayes;
Sunday, January 14, 2001: Waived LB Troy Dumas, RB Carlo Joseph,
DT Bryant Shaw, WR Cedric Tillman, CB Brian Gray, LB Julius
Jackson, RB Leroy Collins and DT Tom Tovo
Saturday, January 13, 2001: Added K/P Paul McCallum;
Waived K/P Omar Cardenas;
Tuesday, January 9, 2000: Added TE Keith Jennings;
Waived TE Eli Workman;
Monday, January 8, 2000: Acquired C David Diaz-Infante from
the San Francisco Demons
in exchange for T Harvey Goins;
MOVED TO ONCE DAILY: Outlaws Head Coach Jim Criner
announced to the team following Wednesday's afternoon practice
session that the team had seen the last of two-a-days for camp
and that the schedule would include one two-hour practice each
day. Thursday's session runs from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at
the practice fields north of Sam Boyd Stadium, while Friday's
training will be in the morning, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Please call Trey Fitz-Gerald at (702) 300-3206 with any questions
regarding next week's schedule