The Cleveland Gladiators added or kept some important young players for the 2017 season on Wednesday. 10 players that saw action in their first Arena Football League last season, will round out the youngsters of the Glads roster.
Wide receivers Devin Wilson and Paul Browning, offensive linemen Jesse Somsel, Chris Jasperse and Aslam Sterling along with defensive linemen Collin Keoshian, Nick Seither, Kalafitoni Pole and Keith Bowers will also be Gladiators this season. Quarterback Stephen Panasuk rounds out the list. In all, six of the 10 saw action for the Gladiators last season.
Sterling did not play in any games for the Gladiators last season. Browning played in five games with the Orlando Predators. Cleveland acquired him in the offseaon’s dispersal draft, a source that should bring lots of new talent to the Gladiators and the rest of the league after all the shakeups that have gone on the last few months.
Other new faces that came via the dispersal draft were Kalafitoni Pole and Keith Bowers. Pole played with the Los Angeles KISS in 2016. Bowers joins the Gladiators after playing with the Jacksonville Sharks.