Gladiators Assigned WR Howard and OL Piekarski

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League, presented by Unique Home Solutions, were assigned WR Jamar Howard and OL Bret Piekarski, the team announced Thursday.

Howard, 29, enters his fifth season in the AFL and returns for his second stint with the Gladiators after previously playing for the team in his 2013 rookie season. That year, Howard played in seven games with Cleveland, collecting 39 receptions for 420 yards and six touchdowns.

The 6’4”, 215 lb. wide receiver has spent the last three seasons in Portland, where he has appeared in 17 games, catching 101 passes for 712 yards and 25 touchdowns.

The Cincinnati, OH native played collegiately at the University of Cincinnati before transferring to Central Missouri University.

Piekarski, 24, enters his rookie season in the AFL after playing in 45 games during his collegiate career at St. Cloud State where he twice earned First-Team All-NSIC honors.

The 6’4”, 310 lb. offensive lineman prepped at Lakeville North High School in Lakeville, MN.

Additionally, the Gladiators also announced they have placed OL Phillipkeith Manley on reassignment and DB Jordan Holland on injured reserve.

There is one more opportunity for fans to experience the Gladiators Tailgate Zone during the final home game of the 2017 regular season as the team hosts “Fan Salute Night,” presented by the Brew Kettle, on Saturday, July 8th. Fans can purchase all-inclusive Tailgate Zone tickets for only $49 by visiting or by calling (216) 420-2550.

Tickets for every Gladiators home game start at just $10 and are on sale now! Full season ticket memberships are also available and provide you with the best seat locations, custom member benefits and the lowest ticket prices. Fans that sign up to join the 2018 Gladiators Football Alliance by placing an initial payment of $50 will have the opportunity to win their seats for free through the team’s newly-unveiled “Kick For Your Seats” Program. 

All tickets can be purchased by visiting, calling (216) 420-0000, visiting The Q Box Office or any Northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart. Be sure to follow the Gladiators on Twitter @clegladiators, or on Facebook at