Glads assigned FB Richardson, OL Bice, and K Solomon
CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League, presented by Unique Home Solutions, have been assigned FB/DL Jeramie Richardson, OL Adam Bice, and K Jed Solomon, the team announced Thursday.
Richardson, 33, returns to the Gladiators for this third stint with the team after most recently playing for the Gladiators in 2015. Richardson originally joined the Cleveland as a rookie in 2012.
The 6’1”, 275 lb. fullback/defensive lineman played for the Philadelphia Soul in 2016 where he appeared in 15 games and rushed the ball 103 times for 321 yards and scored 22 total touchdowns.
Over the course of his AFL career on the offensive side of the ball, Richardson has rushed for 486 yards and 45 touchdowns. Defensively, Richardson has collected 105 career tackles to go along with 7.5 sacks, five blocked kicks, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in four seasons.
A native of San Antonio, TX, Richardson played his college ball at Angelo State.
Bice, 27, joins Cleveland for his first season in the AFL.
Bice, a native of Dresden, OH, spent time with the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League as an undrafted free agent in 2013.
The 6’4”, 315 lb. offensive lineman played collegiately at the University of Akron from 2008-2012 where he appeared in 36 games over the course of his career with the Zips.
Solomon, 26, also joins the Gladiators for his first season in the AFL.
The 5’9”, 180 lb. kicker played collegiately at Troy from 2012-2015 where as a senior, he connected on 15 of his 19 field goals for a field goal percentage of 78.9%. For his career, Solomon connected on 42 of his 43 extra points with the Trojans.
Additionally, the Gladiators also announced they have activated WR Michael Preston from inactive reserve, DB Arness Ikner from injured reserve, and have placed Ikner and DL Shubert Bastien on reassignment.
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