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Command Adds Talent to Front Lines

October 18, 2011 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Kansas City Command News Release

KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Command has assigned three more players to its 2012 offensive and defensive lines with the acquisition of Indoor Football League Offensive Lineman of the Year Cody Faulkner (6-5, 310), former Jacksonville Sharks defensive lineman Richard Washington (6-2, 305), and former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Shaun Richardson (6-3, 263).

Faulkner spent the 2011 season with the IFL's Green Bay Blizzard, where he was named the league's Offensive Lineman of the Year as a rookie. Prior to signing with Green Bay, Faulkner played collegiately at the University of Indiana, where he helped the Hoosiers break the 2,000-yard rushing mark for the second-straight year in 2008.

Washington helped the Sharks win ArenaBowl XXIV last year. After making his professional debut for the Atlanta Falcons in 2009, he played for the IFL's Arkansas Diamonds under Command head coach Danton Barto the following year. Before transferring to Clark Atlanta University, Washington played alongside current Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback Joe Flacco at the University of Delaware.

Richardson comes to Kansas City after spending time with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. The product of Tennessee State and St. Louis, Mo., native signed with the 49ers in 2008 as an undrafted free agent.

2012 Kansas City Command Schedule

Friday, March 16 - Jacksonville Sharks

Monday, March 26 - at Cleveland Gladiators

Thursday, March 29 - Arizona Rattlers

Saturday, April 7 - at Chicago Rush

Saturday, April 21 - at San Jose SaberCats

Friday, April 27 - at Tampa Bay Storm (NFL Network)

Saturday, May 5 - San Antonio Talons

Saturday, May 12 - at Iowa Barnstormers

Saturday, May 19 - at Pittsburgh Power

Saturday, May 26 - Georgia Force

Saturday, June 2 - Utah Blaze

Saturday, June 9 - at Spokane Shock

Sunday, June 17 - San Jose SaberCats

Saturday, June 23 - Chicago Rush

Saturday, June 30 - at San Antonio Talons

Saturday, July 7 - Iowa Barnstormers

Saturday, July 14 - Spokane Shock

Saturday, July 21 - at Arizona Rattlers

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