New Orleans VooDoo make roster moves
Thursday February 15, 2007
The New Orleans VooDoo has made two roster moves today to bring their training camp roster back to the maximum limit of 37. It has been announced by the team that they had added C Antonio Narcisse and have acquired WR Darnell McDonald from the Dallas Desperados in exchange for future considerations
McDonald (6-3, 200, Kansas State) comes to New Orleans after having spent the start of training camp with the Desperados, his first experience in the AFL. McDonald has played in the Canadian Football League for six seasons as a member of the Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Montreal Alouettes and British Columbia Lions. He enjoyed his finest CFL season with the Stampeders in 2003, where he led the team in receiving with 67 catches for 1002 yards with four touchdowns. He played for the XFL's Los Angeles Xtreme in 2001. McDonald was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL draft. He played in eight games in his rookie season in Tampa Bay and made nine catches for 96 yards with one touchdown. He also went to training camp with the Miami Dolphins in 2002. McDonald was an All-Big 12 team selection at Kansas State where he broke the school's single season receiving records with 75 catches for 1,092 yards in 1998 as a senior.
Narcisse (6-1, 316, Portland State) is a New Orleans native who comes to the VooDoo after having previously signed with the Everett (Wash.) Hawks of the National Indoor Football League. He played at Portland State from 2003-04, where he was a first team All-Conference selection as a senior. He transferred to Portland State after playing at San Mateo (Calif.) Junior College from 2001-02. He graduated from Sarah T. Reed HS in New Orleans in 2001, where he was an all-conference selection for three consecutive seasons.
The VooDoo training camp roster currently stands at 37, the maximum allowable limit. The roster must be cut to 24 players by February 26th.