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Storm Bolsters Offense And Defense

Thursday April 14, 2016

 Tampa Bay acquires four-year veteran offensive lineman Anthony Parker and defensive back Nick Addison

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired offensive lineman Anthony Parker announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch. The team also acquired defensive back Nick Addison.

“Anthony is a four-year veteran that can play multiple positions on the offensive line,” said Gooch. “He understands the game and we believe he has the ability to play a key role in our offense.”

Parker (6-foot-6, 340 lbs., Western Michigan) enters his first season in the blue and gold. The four-year veteran spent the 2015 season with the LA KISS, starting in 14-of-14 games on the offensive line. For his career, the Miami native has started in 26-of-31 games played. He has shown pass catching ability, reeling in 10 passes for 77 yards and five touchdowns. Parker began his AFL career with the Milwaukee Mustangs in 2012 and would also spend time with the Arizona Rattlers and Iowa Barnstormers.

Parker began his professional career in 2012, when he signed with the New York Jets of the National Football League as an undrafted rookie free agent.

Prior to turning pro, Parker played four seasons at Western Michigan University. He would go on to start in 48-of-49 games played, earning All-MAC offensive honors for his performance in his sophomore season (2009) and was named to the MAC All-Freshman Team in 2008.

The team acquired defensive back Nick Addison.

Addison (6-foot-1, 180 lbs., Bethune-Cookman) joins the Storm for his second season. The Spoto High School (Riverview, FL) product started in 5-of-6 games for the Storm in 2015. He finished the season with 24.0 tackles, seven pass breakups, a forced fumble and an interception.

Addison began his professional career with the Houston Texans of the National Football League.

The team placed fullback Undra Hendrix on recallable reassignment.

Wide receiver Julius Gregory has been placed on injured reserve and defensive lineman Rony Barrow has been placed on inactive reserve.

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