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Rochester Raiders Sign T.J. Cottrell, Son of NFL Defensive Cordinator Ted Cottrell

January 12, 2008 - Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) - Rochester Raiders News Release

The Rochester Raiders have signed Tight end T.J. Cottrell, son of NFL defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell. T.J. Cottrell has played for the San Diego Chargers as well as the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL Europe after attending Buffalo State College. Cottrell at 6'6" and 260 pounds will add size as well as depth to the already strong offensive line for the Raiders in 2008. His father Ted Cottrell has been the defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings, and San Diego Chargers of the NFL.

"This is a great addition up front for us," commented Dave McCarthy, Raiders co-owner. "We are very excited about T.J. signing with us, he is an extremely talented player who adds a tremendous amount of experience."

The Raiders are scheduled to open training camp at the end of January with rookie camp that will include the players that have attended the three tryouts that have been held over the past couple of months. The veterans will report to camp in the beginning of February. The Raiders will kick off their 2008 season March 21 when they visit the Chesapeake Tide and will have their home opener at the Blue Cross Arena the following week March 29 against the Lehigh Valley Outlawz at 2:00pm. Season Tickets are currently on sale at the Blue Cross Arena and through Ticketmaster at a cost of $60 for the entire season, individual tickets will not be available until February and will be $15 per ticket. For more information please visit

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