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McNeil Returns To Tampa Bay
The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that seven-year veteran center Raymond McNeil has returned to the Storm.



Baltimore Arena Football Team adds to roster
The Baltimore Arena Football team announced the signings of additional players to their roster for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health. WR Marcus Harris who played for the Iowa Barnstormers in 2013 was assigned to the team. He recorded 94 receptions, 1,223 receiving yards, and 19 touchdowns that season.



Valor adds to roster
The Washington Valor announced today additions to their current roster for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health. OL Dionte Savage who is entering his second year in the Arena Football League.



Storm Bolsters Defensive Backfield
The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired defensive back Shaine Boyle announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.



Storm Adds Brown And Lefotu
The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired wide receiver LaMark Brown and offensive lineman Dave Lefotu announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.



Baltimore Arena Football Team announces first signings
The Baltimore Arena Football team announced the players that have been added to their roster for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health. The team will play at Royal Farms Arena and will host the Tampa Bay Storm for their home opener on May 7 at 1:00 p.m.



McDaniel returns, Benson joins Soul roster
The Arena Football League today announced that WR Ryan McDaniel (6’3, 200, Samford) and FB Mykel Benson (6’0, 275, Florida A&M) have been added to the 2017 roster. This is McDaniel’s fifth season with the Soul and Benson’s first.



The process has begun for the Soul
As the 2017 season approaches, the Soul have begun the process to build their roster in preparation for another championship run and provide those rostered players with an opportunity at the next level. Looking back on last year’s season, the Soul coaching staff put together a team that was not only focused on winning, but also possessed the skills to impress NFL scouts across the country.



Ings Returns To Tampa, Dillon Joins The Storm
The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired wide receiver and kick returner Kendrick Ings along with two-time ArenaBowl Champion Antron Dillon, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.



Lindsey Returns To Tampa Bay
The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired wide receiver and kick returner Michael Lindsey, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.



Gladiators Announce Three Additional Combines in Southeastern U.S.
The Cleveland Gladiators, presented by Unique Home Solutions, announced today they will host three additional Free Agent Combines in the southeastern U.S. during the month of February.



Washington Valor announces roster - Everett Dawkins leads free agents added to team
The Washington Valor announced today their current roster for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health. Florida State University standout Everett Dawkins recently signed as a free agent and highlights a roster consisting of young and experienced arena football players.



Gladiators Assigned WR Nick Truesdell
The Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League were assigned veteran WR Nick Truesdell and rookie DL Alstevis Squirewell on Tuesday, the team announced.



Dan Raudabaugh returns to Philadelphia
The 2016 ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul have agreed to terms with the AFL’s top quarterback, Dan Raudabaugh (6’3, 220, Miami, OH). This is Raudabaugh’s eighth season in the Arena Football League and his sixth season with the Soul.



Storm Acquires Former Kicker of the Year
The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired two-time All-Arena selection and former Kicker of the Year, Mark Lewis, announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.



What's the best name for Baltimore's new Arena Football League team?
With the schedule being released to the general public and the identity of the team set to be revealed shortly, here’s a list of possible nicknames for the future AFL franchise in Baltimore...



Five-Time All-Arena DB Rayshaun Kizer Joins Gladiators
The Cleveland Gladiators, presented by Unique Home Solutions, of the Arena Football League were assigned five-time All-Arena DB Rayshaun Kizer on Monday, the team announced.



Hills Returns To Tampa Bay
The Tampa Bay Storm is proud to announce that it has acquired 2016 Under Armour Offensive Player of the Year, Cutters Receiver of the Year, and three-time All-Arena selection, Joe Hills.



Arena Football League announces 2017 schedule
The Arena Football League’s 30th Anniversary Season is set to kick off on Friday, April 7, as the 2017 AFL schedule was officially released today.



Gladiators Announce 2017 Coaching Staff
The Cleveland Gladiators, presented by Unique Home Solutions, finalized their 2017 coaching staff on Friday, the team announced. Dominic Jones, the team’s Defensive Backs Coach in 2016, has been promoted to Assistant Head Coach/Director of Football Operations.



Gladiators name Ron Selesky Head Coach
The Cleveland Gladiators, presented by Unique Home Solutions, announced Tuesday that Ron Selesky was elevated from his previous position and has been named the team’s new head coach.



Baltimore's AFL team still somewhat nebulous, but now it has a coach
On Wednesday morning, Omarr Smith took the lectern at the arena in a city he had never visited and said he was humbled to be named the first head coach of a franchise that does not have a name, logo or roster.



Ted Leonsis brings The DMV to the top of the AFL
The old expression that two is better than one seem’s to be Washington businessman and AFL Owner Ted Leonsis motto. After announcing in March that he would be bringing the AFL back to Washington D.C. to add to his already impressive resume, Leonsis and his company Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced last month that they would be adding a second expansion team, bringing the AFL to Baltimore for the first time.



Omarr Smith named head coach of Baltimore's AFL team
Monumental Sports & Entertainment founder and majority owner Ted Leonsis introduced Arena Football League Hall of Famer Omarr Smith as the head coach of the AFL’s Baltimore team on Wednesday, Dec. 14.



Baltimore's AFL team to introduce new head coach
Monumental Sports & Entertainment founder and majority owner Ted Leonsis introduces the new head coach of the Arena Football League’s Baltimore team on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Royal Farms Arena at 10 a.m.



Washington Valor unveil team uniforms
The Washington Valor, presented by MedStar Health, unveiled their uniforms for the 2017 season on Saturday, Dec. 10. The event was held at Beck’s Lounge located at Verizon Center. Monumental Sports & Entertainment co-owner and managing partner of the Washington Valor Roger Mody and Valor Coach Dean Cokinos were joined by Valor play-by-play announcer Grant Paulsen.



Washington Valor to Unveil Team Uniforms
The Washington Valor will unveil their uniforms for the 2017 season presented by MedStar Health on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. The event will be held at Beck’s Lounge located on the 4 th floor at Verizon Center. Monumental Sports & Entertainment co-owner and managing partner of the Washington Valor Roger Mody and Valor Coach Dean Cokinos will be on hand for the unveiling.



Arena Football League has ripped off the 'Band-Aid,' but will it work?
The AFL's addition of a Baltimore franchise last month upped its team count to five, which, barring any more changes, would be its lowest for a season since 1989, when the league played with five clubs in Year 3. That's perfectly fine, Arena league commissioner Scott Butera told us in a recent phone conversation.



eBay Today #2 - A Phantom Arena Teams Merchandise
We are back again with more off the wall AFL finds on Ebay. This time, we've uncovered some phantom Arena Football merchandise. No, not the old Toronto Phantoms, although you can find some old Phantom mascot bobbleheads and other items pop up from time to time. But, this week we'll be pointing out some actual products that were made for an af2 team that never even hit the field!



Arena football vets never saw anything like new Chinese league
J.J. Raterink has seen a lot in more than a decade of professional arena football.