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Avengers to pick third and sixth in AFL Dispersal Draft on Oct. 21

October 17, 2008 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - Los Angeles Avengers News Release

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Avengers currently own the third and sixth selections in the 2009 Arena Football League Dispersal Draft, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. (PT). The pool of players available to be drafted consists of players under contract with the New Orleans VooDoo franchise, which announced on Monday that it was ceasing operation.

Proven AFL veterans such as defensive lineman Henry Bryant, wide receiver Derrick Lewis and defensive back Lin-J Shell are among the players available, along with 2008 All-Rookie linebacker Norman LeJeune and former Avenger defensive lineman/linebacker Michale Spicer.

The draft order is based on 2008 regular-season records and previous trades. The Avengers acquired the sixth pick from the Utah Blaze on March 27, in a trade for defensive back Eddie Canonico.

The draft will be conducted via telephone conference and will consist of an unlimited number of rounds until all eligible players are selected or all teams in a round pass. A maximum of five minutes per selection is allowed in each round. Trades between teams may occur at any time prior to or during the draft. All undrafted players will become free agents.

The Avengers' 10th season of play in the AFL will kick off in late February.

Fifty dollar deposits for 2009 Avenger season tickets, which include nine games played at STAPLES Center, are now being accepted at 1-888-AVENGERS or online at

2009 AFL Dispersal Draft Order

As of Oct. 16, 2008

First Round

1. Columbus

2. Kansas City

3. Los Angeles

4. Cleveland from Grand Rapids (for DL Donovan Arp - April 8, 2008)

5. Colorado

6. Los Angeles from Utah (for DB Eddie Canonico - March 27, 2008)

7. Tampa Bay

8. New York

9. Arizona

10. Orlando

11. Cleveland

12. Georgia

13. San Jose

14. Chicago

15. Dallas

16. Philadelphia

Second Round

17. Columbus

18. Kansas City

19. Los Angeles

20. Grand Rapids

21. Colorado

22. Utah

23. Tampa Bay

24. New York

25. Arizona

26. Orlando

27. Cleveland

28. Georgia

29. San Jose

30. Chicago

31. Dallas

32. Philadelphia

Third Round (if necessary)

33. Columbus

34. Kansas City

35. Los Angeles

36. Grand Rapids

37. Colorado

38. Utah

39. Tampa Bay

40. New York

41. Arizona

42. Georgia from Orlando (for LB Johnnie Balous - April 30, 2008)

43. Cleveland

44. Georgia

45. San Jose

46. Chicago

47. Dallas

48. Philadelphia

2009 AFL Dispersal Draft Eligible List

DL Damien Bauman

DL Justin Brown

DL Henry Bryant

DB Dwaine Carpenter *

OL Kelvin Chaisson

WR/DB Rashied Davis *

DB Anthony Floyd

OL Rob Hunt

WR Sale Key

FB/LB John Kuhn *

LB Norman LeJeune

WR Derrick Lewis

WR Michael Lewis

FB James Lynch

OL Kevin McAlmont

OL Isaiah Ross *

OL Chad Setterstrom

LB Andrew Shanle

DB Lin-J Shell

DL Michale Spicer

DL Montey Stevenson

DL Kelly Talavou *

OL/DL Tony Wragge *

* -- currently on AFL's "other league exempt" list

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