The Albany Empire have a lot to do and not much time to do it in. So it's a huge compliment to Wade Hansen and Jordan Canzeri were the first two players signed by the Empire. 43 other players will be added to the practice roster the cut back down to 24 players that will make the game day roster.

I'm very excited to see two of the Capital region's own play pro ball right here at the Times Union Center. Listen to the above interview to hear the adjustments both guys have to make to be successful in the Arena Football League. Wade has already played a simular role to what is expected from offensive lineman in the AFL but Jordan Canzeri will have to switch his entire style from that of a Running Back from a Big Ten school to a wide receiver and special teamer in the AFL.