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AFL Press Release

AFL dispersal draft and free agency dates set (UPDATED 12/3)

Wednesday December 3, 2008

NEW YORK – The dates for the AFL Dispersal Draft and the beginning of the free-agent signing period have been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 9 and Thursday, December 11, respectively, the League announced today.

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NEW YORK
– The AFL Dispersal Draft has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 3 at 1 p.m. ET. The draft had been previously scheduled for Tuesday, December 2 at 1 p.m. ET.

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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).