Massachusetts Pirates Add Two Former NFL Draftees to Talented Roster

 
 
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WORCESTER, Mass. - July 16, 2018 - PRLog -- In their inaugural season the Massachusetts Pirates are positioning themselves as contenders for a league title by adding two former NFL draft picks to their defense. The Pirates have signed defensive back Khalid Wooten and defensive end Sam Montgomery.

Wooten, (5'-11" 200 lbs.) who played his college ball at the University of Nevada, was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2013 National Football League draft. The San Bernardino, CA native was with Tennessee for parts of three seasons seeing action in three games with the Titans in 2014. In 2016 he played with Montreal in the Canadian Football League.  Wooten played six games with Hamilton last season and most recently was signed by the Toronto Argonauts.

Montgomery (6'3" 270 lbs.) had an impressive career at Louisiana State University helping the Tigers to an SEC title in 2011 while being named a first team All-American. After earning first team All-SEC honors in 2011 and 2012, he was drafted in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The 6'-3" 270 pound defensive end from Greenwood, SC later signed with Oakland, spent two seasons in the Cincinnati organization and in 2015 went north to Edmonton in the CFL. He signed with Winnipeg last season and saw action with the Blue Bombers this pre-season.

To make room on the roster the Pirates have placed wide receiver Lamont Bryant (6'-6" 225 lbs.- Morgan St.) and defensive back Demetruce McNeal (6'-2' 200 lbs. - Auburn) on injured reserve and released defensive lineman Darryl Render (6'-2" 285 lbs. – Pittsburgh).

The Pirates are currently in second place in the league with a 9 and 4 record. Two of their final three regular season games will be in Worcester at the DCU Center where the team has a 5-1 home field advantage. On July 21 they take on the Carolina Cobras who are 2-0 against the Pirates. The team then goes on the road to take on the Jacksonville Sharks before returning home to end the regular season with a match again the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks on August 4.

Fans can also enjoy the games on NESN (New England Sports Network) which is televising all eight (8) Pirates home games during the 2018 season on tape-delay on NESNplus. Each of these games will also air on NESN National and on NESN primary during the week.

NESN is also airing an all access show on the team with behind the scenes footage.

NESN will also be airing multiple thirty minute documentary specials beginning in May, following the Pirates as they navigate through their first season of action. The audience will get an in depth look at the lives of the players, coaches and front office members who are at the forefront of Massachusetts' newest professional sports franchise.

About Massachusetts Pirates

The Massachusetts Pirates are members of the National Arena League (NAL). The Pirates play all home games at the DCU Center located at 50 Foster St. Worcester, MA. 01608. Pirate Nation Season Ticket Memberships for the 2018 season are now available. To become a Pirate Nation Season Ticket member or for more information on the Massachusetts Pirates please call (508) 452-MASS (6277), email contact@masspiratesfootball.com or visit www.masspiratesfootball.com. Follow the Pirates on facebook at facebook.com/MAPirates on Instagram @mass.pirates, as well as Twitter @mass_pirates.
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