The Philadelphia Soul re-signed wide receiver Ryan McDaniel Friday. They also signed running back Mykel Benson. McDaniel will be joining the Soul for his fifth season. This will be Benson’s first season with the team.
McDaniels has caught 345 passes from quarterback Dan Raudabaugh for 4,159 yards and 88 touchdowns over his four-year tenure in Philadelphia. He’s also been to two ArenaBowls, winning one in 2016.
Benson joins the Soul after losing to them in his last game with the Arizona Rattlers. He’s rushed for 507 yards and 37 touchdowns over the last two seasons. He’s also spent time with the San Antonio Talons, Orlando Predators, Georgia Force and Milwaukee Mustangs. He was also named to the All-Arena Second Team in 2014.
The Soul now have two of the top four leading rushers from the 2016 season. Running back Jeramie Richardson finished second while Benson finished fourth.
The Soul are one of five teams competing in the 30th Arena Football League season in 2017. They will be looking to cap it off with their second consecutive ArenaBowl title.