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Spokane Empire sign Duster, Lefotu

The Spokane Empire have added defensive lineman Dominique Duster and offensive lineman Dave Lefotu to its 2016 roster.

Duster played in three games for Spokane last year, but spent the rest of the season on injured reserve. Lefotu will be playing in his first season in the Indoor Football League. He played collegiately at the University of Hawaii.

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