Predators Bring Back DB Emanuel Cook, Add WR Brelan Chancellor
Wednesday March 30, 2016
ORLANDO – March 30, 2016 – The Orlando Predators agreed to terms with veteran defensive back Emanuel Cook and rookie wide receiver Brelan Chancellor, the team has announced. Cook returns for his season second with the Predators after joining the team as a rookie last season.
Cook (5-10, 200, South Carolina) played in just 12 contests in 2015, but finished second in the AFL with an average of 7.9 tackles per game. He led the Predators with 95.0 total stops while adding 1.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, eight pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. Prior to joining the Predators, Cook enjoyed a four-year career in the NFL that included a victory in Super Bowl XLVII as a member of the Baltimore Ravens. He is a local product from Palm Beach Gardens Community High School.
Chancellor (5-9, 180, North Texas) was named the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year as a senior at North Texas in 2013, posting 663 yards with one touchdown on 24 kickoff returns and 386 yards with another score on 24 punt returns. He added 792 yards and four touchdowns on 53 receptions and set a single-season school record with 1,964 all-purpose yards. Chancellor was awarded first-team all-conference accolades as a punt and kickoff returner and also took home second-team honors as a wide receiver.
Chancellor was assigned to the New Orleans VooDoo during the 2015 offseason, but was placed on “Other League Exempt” after signing with the Ottawa REDBLACKS of the Canadian Football League prior to the start of training camp. He has also been a member of the San Diego Chargers (2014) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2015).
The Orlando Predators open the 2016 season on the road against the Tampa Bay Storm this Friday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The game will air live on Bright House Sports Network (Channel 47, HD 1147) and can also be viewed on ESPN3/Watch ESPN.
ABOUT THE ORLANDO PREDATORS
The Orlando Predators celebrate their 25th Anniversary in 2016 as Central Florida’s most exciting and innovative professional sports franchise. Proud members of the Arena Football League, the Predators have achieved unprecedented success on the field. Orlando has advanced to the AFL playoffs a league-leading 22 times in their history while securing seven conference championships, including two ArenaBowl Championship victories in 1998 and 2000.