||CAROLINA COBRAS SIGN TWO MORE
CLUB GEARS UP FOR PRESEASON GAME ON THURSDAY
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 4, 2000)- The Carolina Cobras took one step
closer to the start of their inaugural season today by signing quarterback
Carlos Garay and defensive specialist Shino Prater. Carolina will debut
Garay is a two-year Arena Football League veteran and should bring
a strong knowledge of the game to the Cobras. He began his career
in 1997 with the
Prater (5-8, 175) joins the Cobras as a rookie free agent after spending the 1999 season in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Hamilton TigerCats. He helped anchor a TigerCats club that won the 1999 Grey Cup. Prater, who played collegiately at Penn State, signed as a free agent with the Tennessee Titans in 1998 but was released prior to the start of the season.
The Cobras (0-1 in the preseason) will battle the New England Sea Wolves (0-1 in the preseason) on Thursday in the preseason finale for both clubs. Carolina lost at Albany 65-27 last week and New England fell to Milwaukee, 49-42.
In other roster moves, Carolina claimed defensive specialist Rodney Mazion off waivers from Milwaukee and waived WR/LB Jeff Thomas.
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