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Former Viper Marquis Floyd lands on Cleveland Browns Roster

September 8, 2009 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Alabama Vipers News Release

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Tennessee Valley Vipers have landed their first former player on an active NFL roster.

Former Vipers defensive back/wide receiver Marquis Floyd has signed and been activated by the Cleveland Browns after spending last season and this year's preseason on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad.

"It's great to see a guy like Marquis to have an opportunity at the highest level," Vipers general manager Joe Stroud said. "Af2 is a developmental league to prepare guys to move up and it couldn't happen to a better person."

Floyd originally signed with the Seahawks in August of 2008 after a stellar two-year stint with the Arena Football League's San Jose SaberCats, where ex-Tennessee Valley coach and af2 Hall-of-Famer Kevin Guy served as defensive coordinator. A former West Georgia standout, the 6-foot, 190-pound Floyd spent his 2004 rookie season with the Vipers and caught 20 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns and was second on the squad with 37 tackles to go along with three interceptions and 17 pass breakups.

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