May/29/13 09:11 PM
Searching for answers, grasping at straws, the struggling New Orleans VooDoo have activated linebacker James Bryant from league suspension and placed linebacker Robert Henderson on league suspension, effectively releasing him. New Orleans also reassigned center Natiel Curry, taking him off the roster.
Despite not playing last Saturday against Chicago, Bryant should provide a boost. He is second on the VooDoo with 30 1/2 tackles, including four for losses and a pair of sacks. Henderson had 8 1/2 tackles on the season.
Coach Pat O' Hara worked newly acquired offensive lineman Bryce Tennison at fullback while fullback Jeramie Richardson may move to linebacker, his natural position. Tennison is 6'3, 305-pounds.
New Orleans (1-8) has lost eight straight games and will host the Cleveland Gladiators (2-7) Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Dec/16/12 03:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS – The Arena Football League has assigned fullback/linebacker James Bryant to the New Orleans VooDoo, announced the VooDoo front office Friday, December 14th.
Bryant played as a rookie with the Orlando Predators in 2010. With the Predators, he recorded 6.5 tackles and one sack. Bryant also returned a kick ten yards for a touchdown.
During his collegiate career, Bryant played for the University of Miami. In 2005, he was the team's No. 2 fullback where he rushed for eight yards, caught two passes for 44 yards and returned 2 kickoffs for 34 yards. Bryant switched to linebacker in 2006.
"JB played for me in 2010. He's a 100 mile an hour player and person," said VooDoo Head Coach Pat O'Hara. "He has tremendous energy and power."
TRANSACTION – The Arena Football League (AFL) assigned FB/LB James Bryant to the New Orleans VooDoo.