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Boise Burn Set To Open 2008 Training Camp

Wednesday, March 5th
Boise Burn Set To Open 2008 Training Camp

The Boise Burn are set to open training camp this weekend in preparation for the arenafootball2?s ninth season, and the Burn?s second. Players report on Saturday for physicals and a team orientation and will hold their first practice on Sunday at the Caven-Williams Sports Complex at Boise State University.Under af2 rules, teams are allowed to open camp two weeks prior to the week of their first regular season game. Teams are allowed to bring 35 players to camp (not including the optional two-player International Training Squad), but must cut down to 30 on the third day of full contact camp. The final cut to 22 players (19-active; three-inactive) is the Monday prior to their first game by 3:00 pm ET. With this week?s addition of OL Brandon Leyritz to the roster and a trade of QB Matt Schabert to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for future considerations, the Burn open camp with 32 players battling for 22 jobs. However, more player movement is expected this week.In alphabetical order they are:WR/LB Casey Allen; K Dan Beardall; FB/LB Derek Beardall; WR/DB Chris Boock; WR/DB Chris Bruhn; QB Jason Campbell; OL/DL Joe Critchfield; WR/DB DeRonn Finley; FB/LB Kelly Gilchrist; QB Royal Gill; OL/DL Derek Governor; WR/DB Ahmad Harris; WR/DB Brandon Hazenberg; WR/DB Ernest James; WR/DB Bryan Langford; WR Jacques Lazarus; OL/DL Brandon Leyritz; FB/LB Levi Madarieta; OL/DL Mike Mapu; OL/DL Coleone Niusulu;WR/DB Shadrach Okoebor; OL/DL Mike Peko; QB BJ Rhode; DB Josh Robinson; DB Derek Ross; OL/DL Chris Solomona; DL Travis Tofi; FB/LB Zach Tune; OL/DL Matt Walters; OL/DL Mark Weivoda; OL/DL Philemon Wilson; and FB/LB Cody Wood.All practices and events listed are open to the media: (Unless otherwise noted, all practices held at Caven-Williams.)Saturday, Mar. 8- 6-7pm: Team Orientation @ 2nd Floor, SportsZone, Qwest ArenaSunday, Mar. 9- 4-7pm: Team Practice (no contact, no pads)Monday, Mar.10- 10-Noon: Team Practice (no contact, no pads) 7-9pm: Team Practice (no contact, no pads)Tuesday, Mar. 11- 10-Noon: Team Practice (no contact, no pads) 7-9pm: Team Practice (no contact, no pads)Wednesday, Mar. 12- 7-9pm: Team Practice (first day of pads)Thursday, Mar. 13- 7-9pm: Team Practice Friday, Mar. 14- 7-9pm: Team Practice (Cut roster to 30)Saturday, Mar. 15- Leave for Tri-CitiesSunday, Mar. 16- 5pm: Scrimmage vs Tri CitiesMonday, Mar. 17- OFFTuesday, Mar. 18- 7-9pm: Team PracticeWednesday, Mar. 19- 7-9pm: Team PracticeThursday, Mar. 20- 7-9pm: Team PracticeFriday, Mar. 21- OFFSaturday, Mar. 22- OFF (Final roster cut - to 22)Sunday, Mar. 23- OFFMonday, Mar. 24- OFFTuesday, Mar. 25- OFFWednesday, Mar. 26- 7-9pm: Team PracticeThursday, Mar. 27- 7-9pm: Team PracticeFriday, Mar. 28- OFFSaturday, Mar. 29- BYESunday, Mar. 30- OFF (Qwest Arena field conversion)Monday, Mar. 31- 7-9pm: Team Practice 1st at Qwest ArenaTuesday, Apr. 1- 11am-1pm: Media football game (Qwest Arena) 5-7pm: Team Photos (Qwest Arena) 7-9pm: Team Practice Qwest ArenaThe Burn kicks off its second season on Apr. 5 in Tulsa, with the home opener slated for Apr. 19 against the Tri-Cities Fever. Season tickets are available by calling (208) 383-0080. For more information and to get a full schedule, visit www.boiseburn.com. About af2With its ninth season set to kick off on March 28 with a 29-team membership, af2 serves as a vehicle to bring Arena Football to small-to-midsize cities and as a developmental league with an unmatched history of sending players, coaches and officials to major professional football leagues each year. af2 operates under the same Mission Statement and Fans? Bill of Rights as the Arena Football League, which begins its 22nd season on February 29. Log on to www.af2.com for more information.- www.boiseburn.com -

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