Soul begin to build 2015 roster
Friday September 26, 2014
Philadelphia Solidifies Key Players to Start Free-Agency Period
PHILADELPHIA (September 26, 2014) – The Philadelphia Soul kicked off the Arena Football League 2015 signing period by picking up the rookie option of eight players from 2014. Headlining the list of returnees is First-Team All-Arena selection DL Teddy Jennings (6’5, 270, Connecticut).
Joining him on the 2015 Soul roster are: WR Harvey Binford (6’0, 185, Lindenwood), DL Chauncey DeBose (6’2, 265, Eastern), DB Ray Little (6’0, 195, Sacramento City), DL Padric Scott (6’1, 300, Florida A&M), OL Adam Smith (6’5, 320, Western Kentucky), LB/DL Jerome Williams (6’2, 270, Connecticut), and DL Julius Williams (6’2, 280, Connecticut).
“We have identified a group of young talent that we are excited about and believe it gives us a strong foundation for next season and beyond,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. “Each one of the rookies now have a season under their belt and we believe the potential for the entire group will be something to make our fans excited for years to come.”
Jennings, a Lineman of the Year and Rookie of the Year finalist, played a crucial role for the defense this past season. He ranked No. 4 in the league in sacks with 11.0, which also ties the franchise record for most sacks in a season (Bryan Robinson in 2013). He has also recorded 26.0 total tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, a blocked kick and a safety.
The Soul will be announcing their entire coaching next week. The League begins the assistant coach signings next week.
ABOUT PHILADELPHIA SOUL
The Philadelphia Soul are presented by Parx Casino. They capped their ninth Arena Football League season by securing their third straight playoff appearance. For 2015 season tickets, contact the Soul sales department at (215) 253-4900 ext. 3, or request contact from a representative by filling out the form on www.philadelphiasoul.com. Follow the Soul on Facebook at facebook.com/soul and Twitter at twitter.com/soulfootball.