NFL, NBA, NHL stats

AFL Dispersal Draft and Free Agency Dates Set

November 24, 2008 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) News Release

NEW YORK - The dates for the 2009 AFL Dispersal Draft and the beginning of the free-agent signing period have been set for Tuesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 4, respectively, the League announced today.

The Columbus Destroyers will hold the first pick of the Dispersal Draft which begins at 1 p.m. ET. All 16 teams will have a chance to acquire key players such as 2008 All-Rookie and All-Arena Second Team selection LB NORMAN LEJEUNE, as well as proven AFL veterans DL HENRY BRYANT and WR DERRICK LEWIS.

The free-agent signing period begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on December 4 with 172 free agents eligible to sign with any team. This year's class is headlined by 2008 Champs Sports Quarterback of the Year MATT D'ORAZIO (with Philadelphia in 2008) and 2008 Russell Athletic Team Leader of the Year QB MARK GRIEB (San Jose).

• Discuss this story on the Arena Football League (1987-2008) message board...

Arena Football League (1987-2008) Stories from November 24, 2008

The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.

Sports Statistics from the Stats Crew