Nebraska Danger and Titans sign prominent players

Time is quickly running all for Indoor Professional Football Team to strengthen their squad as the start of the regular season approaches. For the time being, everyone has its eyes locked on the Super Bowl, but IFL fans are also paying attention to what happens with team such as Nebraska Danger or Cedar Creek Titans. Both teams signed important players this week, in an attempt of strengthening their squads so that they have a better chance at making the playoffs in 2014.

minorleagu2013 MVP Jameel Sewell will return to Nebraska Danger which is great news for the fans worried that he might leave for another club. His contribution to the team’s success last year was tremendous and Jameel remains one of the few players that are very difficult to replace. He received a prestigious award last season, by being named the all-IFL first-team quarterback and he has numbers to back up this nomination. He passed over 2500 yards, sent 52 touchdown passes and had 25 rushing touchdowns.

Nebraska invested massively during the season break and his addition to their rotation represents the icing on the cake, as he will be joining Kayne Farquharson, Moe Avery, Marcus Barnett, Troy Evans and Andre Piper-Jordan. Most of these guys play offensive roles, which is great news for a team that dominated the league last season in terms of points and yards scored per game. With these players in their roster the Danger are a force to be reckoned with and a big favorite for the playoffs.

The Cedar Creek Titans didn’t waste time either and those who visit will find out that they signed two important players as well. Defensive linemen Kyle Jenkins and Xzavie Jackson have joined them recently, with the latter being the sack leader in Indoor Professional Football last season. Kyle simply extended his contract with the Titans after playing here for three consecutive years and he is very appreciated by both fans and management.

Keeping Xzavie Jackson in their country yard is just as important, as he finished 2013 with 55 tackles, eight passes broken up and 14 sack, the best ratio in IFL. Jenkins played for two seasons in a row at Chicago Slaughter, but unfortunately for his former team it couldn’t keep him for another season. Jenkins and Jackson brilliantly complemented each other last season and scored a combined 26 sacks, in a defense led by IFL linebacker Ameer Ismail.

This Saturday, just one day before the Super Bowl, the Cedar Creek Titans will begin spring training and then resume the activity two weeks from now on February 15. This is the moment that their fans are anxiously waiting for as the official team for 2014 will be unveiled at US Cellular Center, the new home of the Titans.

Three gifted players join Tri-Cities Fever

minorleagueTri-Cities Fever have proudly announced the return of Dustin Bell, who played for the team in 2011 and competed in the AFL for two years. His contribution to the team’s success in 2011 was considerable and he was one of the players who propelled them to the United Bowl Championship game. He had 32 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and he is expected to achieve something similar in 2014.

Coach Adam Shackleford said in a statement that transferring the player who competed for the Cleveland Gladiators in 2012 and New Orleans Voodoo last year, is going to propel the team to another final. It is hard to argue with him, as numbers speak for themselves and ever since he started playing football for Wilmer-Hutchins High, awards kept coming his way. He won the MVP and was just as successful playing as a quarterback as he was a cornerback, which makes him a highly versatile player for the Fever.

The team will also benefit from another addition, with Sean MacDonald bringing a wealth of experience to the backline, following his stellar seasons with Humboldt State of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in California. He is expected to play both defense and offense and coach Adam Shackleford finds these abilities particularly useful, in the wake of the game day roster being reduced to 20 players.

The third player that will be competing for the Tri-Cities Fever in 2014 is Nduka who joins the team after a season with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He is not a complete stranger to the IFL as he played for the Texas Revolution two years ago and posted four forced fumbles, six sacks and 25 tackles. He also played a critical role in the defense for the Sam Houston State and was considered one of the best outside linebackers and one of the best pass rushers

Tri-Cities Fever was lacking a player with this ability and that’s why the head coach is so thrilled with having Nduka in his team. Even though he only started playing football in college, following a successful stint with the local basketball team, Nduka proved his worth on the field countless times. With these three players joining the team in 2014, the Tri-Cities Fever promises to be more than a match for their traditional rivals and a strong candidate for the playoffs and even the United Bowl Championship.

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