Soul keep LB Joe Goosby, add WR Darius Reynolds

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia Soul have been assigned WR Darius Reynolds and LB Joe Goosby. Goosby returns for his fifth season in Philly, while Reynolds will be making his first in the City of Brotherly Love.

Reynolds comes to the team after being with the San Jose SaberCats last season. The SaberCats won the ArenaBowl over the Jacksonville Sharks, then the SaberCats ceased operations.


He had 49 receptions for 561 yards and 11 touchdowns. Prior to signing with San Jose, he spent three-years with the Iowa Barnstormers, where he had 176 receptions for 2,567 yards and 55 touchdowns.

“We have evaluated Darius as the top receiver in the Arena Football League, he has been a focus of our off season recruiting,” said Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. “He is a dynamic receiver with great size, speed and hands, and his addition will make us a very difficult offense to stop.”

Goosby has been one of the best jack linebackers in the entire league. He had 68.5 tackles with four pass breakups, five forced fumbles and two interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown. Prior to coming to Philadelphia, he played a season for the now defunct Dallas Vigilantes during the 2011 season under Clint Dolezel, who is the Soul head coach.

He played college football with the Tulane Green Wave, where he was named All-Conference USA in 2006. He had a 100 tackles in 33 games for the Green Wave.

“Joe has been a rock at the Jack linebacker position for four season now,” said Dolezel.  “Having him back gives us the talent and experience to continue to be one of the best defenses in the Arena Football League.”

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