Destroyers sign FB/LB Deon Dyer to active roster

Columbus Destroyers

May 13, 2005 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - Columbus Destroyers

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COLUMBUS, OH – The Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League have signed fullback/linebacker Deon Dyer from the practice squad, the club announced today. Dyer will be in uniform when the Destroyers travel to Philadelphia to face the Soul on Sunday afternoon.

Dyer (5-11, 260, North Carolina) is in his first season in the AFL after five seasons in the National Football League. He was a 4th round draft selection (117th overall) of the Miami Dolphins in the 2000 NFL Draft. Dyer would go on to appear in 45 games with the Dolphins from 2000-2003, including all 16 games his rookie year. He also spent time with the Houston Texans (2003) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004) before entering the AFL this season.

In addition, the Destroyers have signed defensive specialist Rick Sherrod. Sherrod (6-2, 200, West Virginia) joins the Destroyers after stints with three different NFL teams, including the Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys. He entered the professional ranks in 2002 after a successful collegiate career at West Virginia. He was a mainstay in the Mountaineers' secondary, moving into the starting lineup at the end of his sophomore season. In 25 career starts, he registered 287 tackles with four interceptions and 17 pass deflections, which is tenth on the school's call-time record list.

In other personnel moves, the Destroyers have signed quarterback Scott McMullen to the practice squad. McMullen (6-3, 215, Ohio State) has appeared in four games this season, making one start, having completed 33-of-64 passes for 332 yards and four touchdowns against two interceptions.

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