With a couple of defensive backs hurting and on the injured-reserve list, Spokane signed DB James Todd on Wednesday. He played in two games for the Shock in 2007, registering one interception and 8.5 tackles. He was second-team All-af2 with Texas in 2008 and Arkansas in 2009.
The addition of Todd gives Spokane four DBs (Travis Williams, William Mulder and Alex Teems, who came off I-R earlier this week). Todd is eligible to play in Saturday's home game against Cleveland. DBs Al Phillips and Rod Mosley were injured in an April 17th win over Bossier-Shreveport and both are on I-R.
From Shock P.R.:
The Spokane Shock announced today that DB James Todd has been added to the 2010 roster. In other roster moves, the Shock placed DB Rod Mosley, DB Al Phillips, and OL Rob McMackin on the Injured Reserve list. The Shock also activated DB Alex Teems, OL Chris Pino, and WR Shaun Kauleinamoku from the Injured Reserve list.
Todd, 6-foot and 185 pounds, is a two-time all af2 player with the Texas Copperheads (in 2008) and with the Arkansas Twisters (in 2009). During those two seasons, Todd collected 105.5 tackles, 17 interceptions, and 27 pass break-ups. In 2007, Todd also played for the Spokane Shock and collected 8.5 tackles and one interception in only two games.
Todd, who was released earlier this season by the Dallas Vigilantes, will be eligible to play this Saturday night as the Shock host the Cleveland Gladiators.
“James Todd is a great addition to our roster,” Head Coach Rob Keefe said. “He knows the Arena game and he knows the system that we run here in Spokane. I’m happy to have him back in a Spokane Shock uniform."