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May 18, 2006 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Alabama Vipers News Release

HUNTSVILLE, AL - Tennessee Valley Vipers head coach, Chris Williams, announced today that the team has been assigned Farouk Adelekan, Stan Primus, Kofi Smith and Walter Washington by the af2 office.

Adelekan (DLS, 6-2, 275) was a pass rush specialist at the University of Houston in 2002 and 2003. He recorded 73 tackles, 25 tackles-for-loss and 11 sacks despite missing six games his senior season with an injury.

Primus (OL/DL, 6-4, 315) played defensive tackle as a junior in 2004 then moved over the offensive line as a senior in 2005 at Temple. He recorded five tackles in 2004. He also played two seasons at Nassau Community College.

Smith (DS, 5-11, 190) played in 16 games with the Quad City Steamwheelers last season and recorded 47.5 tackles, two interceptions, 11 pass break ups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Washington (QB, 6-2, 240) played at Temple in 2003 and 2004 and skipped his senior season to enter the NFL Draft. He was a 2004 Second-Team All-Big East selection and completed 297-539 yards for 3,472 yards, 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in his career. He also rushed 378 times for 1,468 yards and 21 touchdowns and led the nation in rushing touchdowns for a quarterback in 2004 with 15. He also led the Big East in total offense with a 281.5 average. He was named the Big East 2005 Player of the Year by CollegeFootballNews.com

The Vipers will also welcome back offensive/defensive lineman, Ahmad Childress, who has missed the last three games while serving a league suspension.

The Vipers placed Shaheed Richardson, Mike Hobbs and Rashad Gibbs on recallable-reassignment while Eric Knott will return to short-term injured reserve and Reggie Glover has been moved to long-term injured reserve.

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