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Brigade signs new players

Friday January 27, 2017

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Baltimore Brigade assigned Arena Football veteran WR Reggie Gray to their roster for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health.

Gray earned First Team All-Arena honors after setting a new San Jose Sabercats single-season franchise record with 162 catches for 1,698 yards and 44 touchdowns in 18 starts for the team. He was also the MVP of ArenaBowl 2015 after recording nine passes for 95 yards and three touchdowns. While with the Chicago Rush, Gray was selected for the All-Arena Second team for three consecutive seasons (2011-2013).

“Reggie Gray is a significant signing for us. He is one of the most exciting players in the AFL”, said head coach Omarr Smith. “He can be a game changer for our offense, has great work ethic and leadership skills. We have high expectations for Reggie this year and know he is up for the challenge.”

Former Pittsburgh Power WR Julian Talley and rookie WR Ify Umodu have also signed with the team. In addition to the Power, Talley has spent time with the New York Giants and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Umodu of Northern Arizona University has spent time with the Chicago Bears.

“We are excited to have Julian Talley and his professional experience,” added Smith. “We are thrilled to have such a talented group of wide receivers as the foundation for our offense.”

Full season-ticket memberships are currently on sale for the inaugural season. Full season tickets start at just $8 per game. Fans can secure their season tickets for the Baltimore Brigade by calling 667-930-0200 or for more information email the membership sales team at

Single game tickets for the 2017 season will go on sale to the general public in the coming weeks. The full promotional schedule, including giveaways, theme nights and food and beverage specials, plus the entire broadcast schedule release is forthcoming.

The Baltimore Brigade is owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the AFL’s Washington Valor, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. MSE also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news, is also owned by MSE.