Former Temple lineman Wayne Tribue had figured his Philadelphia playing days were over, when Clint Dolezel called with an offer. The coach wanted him to try out for the Soul.
Tribue, who had been in camp with the 49ers last year, hesitated.
"I didn't know if I wanted to do arena [football]," said the 6-foot-3, 330-pound Tribue, who played all three interior line positions at Temple. "You hear about a drop-off in the way they treat players. I talked to some people I knew in the league, and they said this is the team to be on. I figured I might as well give it a try."