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Jumbo Shrimp Announce 2017 Field Staff

January 20, 2017 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, announced on Thursday that Randy Ready will serve as the club's manager for the 2017 season. Ready is joined by pitching coach and Jacksonville native Storm Davis, hitting coach Jesus Merchan, and coach Angel Espada, all entering their first season in Jacksonville. Returning to Jacksonville from last year's field staff are athletic trainer Cesar Roman, strength and conditioning coach Robert Reichert,... Full Story

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Defender Kalen Ryden Signs with Armada FC

January 20, 2017 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Armada FC have announced the signing of defender Kalen Ryden to the 2017 roster pending USSF approval. The versatile 6-foot-2-inch center back adds another strong, defensive presence to the Armada FC backline. Ryden, 25, comes to Jacksonville from the USL in the Oklahoma City Energy FC where he played 26 games and 1,893 minutes with the Energy in 2016. The Norman, Okla., native joined the Energy in August 2015 as the team played out the rest of the season... Full Story

Sharks Add DL Rodney Gnat and DB Brandon Absher

January 19, 2017 - JACKSONVILLE - The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that they have signed defensive lineman Rodney Gnat and defensive back Brandon Absher to the 2017 roster. Rodney Gnat (6'3, 253) will enter his fifth season in arena football and first with the Jacksonville Sharks. Gnat, who plays defensive end, spent last season with both the Colorado Crush and the Wichita Falls Nighthawks of the Indoor Football League where he played in 2 games for the Crush before being spending the rest of the season ... Full Story

Tiger Jones Announces His Retirement

January 19, 2017 - JACKSONVILLE - Jacksonville Sharks receiver Tiger Jones has announced that he will be retiring from arena football, following his two seasons with the Sharks and eight seasons in the sport. Anthony "Tiger" Jones spent eight years in arena football, spending his final two with the Jacksonville Sharks as a key target for quarterback Tommy Grady. During his last season with the Sharks in 2016, Tiger racked up 104 catches for 1209 yards and scored 18 touchdowns. Jones also reached a major career ... Full Story

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