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Carolina Cobras Waive Eight Players As Free Agent Signing Period Starts

Posted November 5, 2001 2:54 a.m. EST

— The Carolina Cobras continued to rebuild their roster for the 2002 season on Monday by waiving eight players, including defensive specialist Reggie Carthon and wide receiver/linebacker Kevin Jackson.

Other players released include: WR/DB Kotto Cotton, offensive specialist Troy Smith and linemen Anthony Jenkins, Chris Mintz, Patrick Scott and Harold Williams.

The Arena Football League free agent signing period begins today as each of the league's 20 teams, including the expansion Dallas franchise owned by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, begins to fill their 40-man off-season roster. Each club may sign up to 40 players to their off-season roster, but only 30 will be allowed to attend training camp next March.

Carthon (5-10, 185, Montana State) had been one of the Cobras starting defensive specialist before injuries sidelined him for most of the 2001 season. He joined the team midway through the 2000 season and opened the 2001 campaign as the club's starting defensive specialist. He played in nine games last year and totaled 49 tackles with seven pass break ups and an interception.

Jackson played in 10 games last season and finished as the Cobras fourth leading receiver with 42 catches for 467 yards and eight touchdowns. He caught at least one TD in 7 of his 10 games for Carolina.

Season tickets to the Cobras third season in the Triangle are on sale now and may be purchased by calling 1-877-4-COBRAS or logging on to