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Empire Signs WR Lamont Bryant

January 25, 2017 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Spokane Empire News Release

SPOKANE, Washington - The Empire signed wide receiver Lamont Bryant to their 2017 IFL roster.

Bryant (WR, 6-6, 230, Morgan State) joins the Empire for his first season as a member of the IFL. He was signed as a free agent by the NFL's Carolina Panthers in 2012 and spent the entire season on the practice squad. After being released in 2013, Lamont spent time with the Tennessee Titans in 2014.

"Lamont Bryant is a big and fast receiver that adds another big body to our receiver group," said Empire Head Coach Adam Shackleford. "He possesses a rare combination of size and speed that makes him extremely effective in the passing game, plus very tough to bring down once he catches the ball in space."

Bryant played his collegiate career at Morgan State University (MD) where he saw action in 34 total contests (12 starts). He earned All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference First Team selections as a senior and sophomore while recording 44 total catches for 677 yards, four touchdowns, and two blocked punts. Bryant played his prep career at Denbigh High School in Newport News, Virginia.

Additional Transactions: The Empire released D.J. Yendrey (DL, 6-3, 275, TCU). James Atoe (OL, 6-7, 340, Washington) placed on the Transfer Exempt list (AFL-WAS). Dave Lefotu (OL, 6'2, 325, Hawaii) moved to the Transfer Exempt list (AFL-TBY).



The Empire kick off their 2017 IFL season at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Thursday, February 23 with a 7:00 p.m. PT kickoff against the Green Bay Blizzard. The Home Opener & Dollar Night features $1 sodas and hot dogs at select arena concessions. The team will also raise their 2016 Conference Championship Banner while the first 2,500 fans receive a replica championship banner courtesy of Pterra.

Single game tickets are now on sale via TicketsWest box office locations, by phone at 800-325-SEAT (7328), and online via . Season and Group Tickets starting as low as $10 each are also available through the Empire Ticket Office. For more information visit or call 509-242-7462.


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