By Anthony Caruso III
The Philadelphia Soul have added to their wide receiver depth.
The team has signed Andrae Thurman to a two-year deal. He comes to the Soul after spending last season with the Arizona Rattlers and the Milwaukee Mustangs.
He played in three games with the Rattlers, before being traded to the Mustangs. He played the rest of the season with the Mustangs. With both teams, he had 72 receptions for 1,026 yards and 24 touchdowns.
He was placed on injured reserve in Week 16 of the season.
“Andrae is a very talented receiver that is familiar with our system and adds another weapon on offense,” says Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. “He is the perfect complement to Tiger (Jones) and will allow us to do more and provide a greater challenge to the opposing teams.”
In his career, he has caught 163 passes for 2,163 yards and 51 touchdowns. Prior to signing with the Rattlers to begin last season, he played two seasons, in 2007 and 2008, with the Dallas Desperados.
In those two years with the Desperados, he was a teammate with Clint Dolezel. The former All-Pro Quarterback is now the Soul head coach.
In the 2005 season, he played in 10 games, including one start, with the Green Bay Packers.