Gladiators Assigned DB's Rodgers and Johnson
Rodgers, 29, joins the Gladiators for his second season after playing in four games with the team in 2016. The former Second-Team All-Arena stand-out with the San Antonio Talons in 2014 briefly landed with the Philadelphia Soul at the beginning of the 2017 season prior to returning to Cleveland.
Standing at 6’1”, 180 lb. the seven-year veteran defensive back has collected 230 tackles in his career to go along with 36 pass break-ups, 19 interceptions, and six defensive touchdowns.
Rodgers played collegiately at Minnesota State where he appeared in 45 games throughout his career, totaling 126 tackles and five interceptions. Rodgers departed the program as its all-time leader in kick returns (88), kick-return yards (2,255), and punt return yards (770).
Rodgers is originally from East St. Louis, IL.
Johnson, 26, joins Cleveland for his rookie season after a four-year career at Florida A&M University where he appeared in 45 games, collecting 157 tackles, 15.5 tackles-for-loss, five sacks, and 11 interceptions during his collegiate career.
The 6’0’, 183 lb. defensive back is originally from Tallahassee, FL.
Additionally, the Gladiators also announced they have been assigned DL Shubert Bastien, placed DB’s Kenny Veal and C.J. Chatman on reassignment, placed K Drew Basil and QB Tanner Marsh on injured reserve, and activated DB Fredrick Obi from inactive reserve.
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