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Shock add pair of pass rushers

Friday June 5, 2015

 Spokane makes mid-season roster moves in prep for San Jose road trip

SPOKANE, Washington (June 3, 2015) – The Shock were assigned defensive linemen Daniel Riley and Alex Magee to their 2015 active roster today.

Riley (6-4, 260, Harding) joins the Shock for his rookie season as a member of the AFL. Riley first joined the Shock during the team’s 2015 training camp before spending time with the CFL’s BC Lions. During his senior season at Harding University (AR) in 2013, Riley earned First Team All-Great American conference honors after tallying 38 tackles and tens sacks.

Magee (6-3, 300, Purdue) joins the Shock for his third season in the Arena Football League. He began the 2015 regular season as a member of the Arizona Rattlers and was released from the team on May 26. In 2013 as a member of the Chicago Rush, Magee collected 6.5 tackles and two sacks in four games. During his rookie season with the Utah Blaze in 2012 he saw action in one game and recorded one tackle. Magee was selected in the third round (pick 67) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs where he spent the 2009-2010 season. He also spent time in 2010-2011 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During his collegiate career at Purdue, Magee recorded 28 tackles at defensive end during his senior season in 2008. As a junior in 2007 with the Boilermakers, he started all 13 games and collected 38 tackles with 4.5 tackles for loss.

· Monday, June 1 – Spokane placed offensive lineman Tavaris Jeffries (6-4, 325, Oklahoma) on league suspension, defensive back Lowell Rose (6-1, 190, Tulsa) on the other league exempt list as he has joined the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, and defensive lineman Will Hunt (6-2, 250, Charleston Southern) on reassignment…

· Tuesday, June 2 – The Shock claimed receiver Ben Nelson (6-2, 190, Saint Cloud State) and Brandon Collins (6-0, 180, Southeastern Louisiana) from waivers…

· Wednesday, June 3 – Spokane was assigned defensive linemen Daniel Riley (6-4, 260, Harding) and Alex Magee (6-3, 300, Purdue). The Shock also placed receiver Ben Nelson and Brandon Collins on recallable reassignment and defensive lineman Rickey Simpson (6-2, 260, Illinois State) on reassignment…


The Shock (3-6, 0-2) will go on the road in Week 11 to visit the San Jose Sabercats (10-0, 3-0) in Week 11 of the 2015 AFL regular season this Friday, June 5 with a 7:30 p.m. PT kickoff at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. This week’s game will be available for viewing at, on the WatchESPN app, and for your listening pleasure on the Shock-VPI Radio Network on AM 700 ESPN Spokane (radio coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. PT).

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The Spokane Shock is a professional arena football team of the Arena Football League from Spokane, Washington, USA. They play their home games at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The Shock played their first four seasons in the former af2, winning division titles in all four seasons and ArenaCups in 2006 and 2009 before joining the AFL and winning ArenaBowl XXIII in their first season. The Shock will kick off their 10th Anniversary Season in 2015. Tickets and Sponsorships are available. For more information visit our website at or call 509-242-7462. You can also follow the Shock on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and YouTube.