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Mississippi arena football team to host tryouts on Saturday

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The Mississippi Raiders, Jackson’s new arena football team, are hosting tryouts this Saturday, January 15.

Back in November, the Raiders announced they would be moving from Hattiesburg to play at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

“We’re proud to be here, we’re proud to be in this great city, and we’re proud to be in this great state of Mississippi,” team owner James Germany said at the time of the announcement.

Last season’s roster was highlighted by former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jamal Young and former Buffalo Bills defensive back BT Sanders.

Since moving to Jackson, the team has made two big pick-ups in wide receiver Ishmel Morrow and cornerback Derek “Showtime” Patterson. Patterson is a 12-year arena football veteran, while Morrow was named to the All-Gulf South Conference team twice while at the University of West Florida.

Saturday’s tryouts will be held at the Madison Healthplex Performance Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, click here.

The Mississippi Raiders are part of the American Football Alliance.

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