Today it was announced that the Cleveland Gladiators added three players to their team. Headlining the the trio is running back Jeramie Richardson former member of the 2016 World Champions Philadelphia Soul.
Richardson, 33, returns to Cleveland for the third time. In 2012, he broke onto the scene as a rookie, then returned to play during the 2015 season. Richardson has played on both sides of the ball during his career. In all, he has totaled 486 yards and 45 touchdowns from the fullback position, he’s also came up with five blocked kicks as well.
Just last season, Richardson played in 15 games for the Soul, running the ball 103 times while earning 321 yards and putting up a total of 22 touchdowns during their title run. In all, Richardson has added a total of 105 tackles, 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles on the defensive side of the ball over a four year career.
Also joining the Glads is AFL rookie and Tri-Valley (Dresden, OH) graduate offensive lineman Adam Brice. Brice, 27, spent some time in 2013 with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent. Brice played at the University of Akron, where he played in 36 games for the Zips. Brice, played in the first week of preseason football as a member of the Cardinals in a game at Green Bay in 2013.
Adding their fourth kicker on the season, the Gladiators also added 26 year old Jed Solomon. Solomon played his college ball at the University of Troy. In 2015, his senior season Solomon went 12-15 (78.9%) while making the third most field goals (15) in all of the Sun Belt Conference.
Solomon also went 42-43 on extra point kicks during his final season and 2-2 on kicks 40-50 yards. He will be playing in the AFL for the first time this weekend.
The Gladiators also announced, wide receiver Mike Preston was activated from inactive reserve. Defensive back Arness Ikner was activated from inactive reserve as well. Defensive lineman Shubert Bastien was placed on reassignment.