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Wed., June 19, 2013, 12:55 p.m.

Thompkins faces former team

Brandon Thompkins wanted to be traded from Utah and he wanted to return to Spokane. That's exactly what happened last month when Spokane acquired the former Shock receiver.

Thompkins has made some improvements to his game, on and off the field, from his days with the team in 2011-12. Read more here.

The note at the bottom of the link was trimmed in the S-R. Below is the full note on ex-Shock quarterbacks (starters, backups, training camp participants, etc.) seeing time with other franchises.


For the second straight week, it appears Spokane will line up against a former Shock quarterback. Nick Davila led Arizona past Spokane on Saturday. Jason Boltus, who appeared in one game with Spokane last season, made his first AFL start in Utah’s victory of Jacksonville last week and figures to get the nod Friday against the Shock.

Boltus is the eighth quarterback with Shock ties to start on other AFL teams this season. That list includes Davila (Arizona), Kyle Rowley (Orlando, Jacksonville), Bill Stull (New Orleans), Steven Sheffield (Pittsburgh), Brian Zbydniewski (Cleveland), R.J. Archer (Jacksonville) and J.J. Raterink (Iowa).

That list doesn’t include ex-Shock players Jason Murrietta, who has appeared in six games as Davila’s backup, and Andrico Hines, who signed with Cleveland in late May but was released five days later. Former Idaho Vandal Brian Reader, who attended a Shock tryout, is Raterink’s backup. Raterink was in training camp with Spokane in its inaugural season in 2006 before being traded to Bossier-Shreveport.

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Jim Meehan
Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.

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