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Another Offensive Lineman Joins Power

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(Photo credit: CBS Pittsburgh)

By Matt Popchock

(mpopchock@kdka.com)

Pittsburgh Power head coach Chris Siegfried seems pretty satisfied with the way his 2012 training camp roster looks at certain positions. But if Friday’s signing is any indication, he wants as much depth up front as he can get his hands on in Arena Football League free agency.

Former NAIA standout Dan Jones became the seventh offensive lineman to join the Power’s preseason roster, as announced by the team earlier today. Jones joins a group that includes Penn State alumnus and 2011 starter Mike Lucian, and former Robert Morris star Corey Konycki.

“Dan is a good athlete for a big man and can move his feet well,” Siegfried said. “He saw a lot of time at guard in college, but was in a system which asked a lot from its offensive linemen, so I expect him to transition well to the AFL game.”

After the Power’s offense finished its inaugural season toward the bottom of the league statistically, Siegfried will assuredly welcome any added toughness, which Jones has a reputation of providing.

Jones (6’4″, 310 lbs.) was part of a Lindenwood (Mo.) University squad that found great success on a national level. In 2010, as a senior, he helped Lindenwood become the NAIA leader in points and offensive yardage per game.

Here’s what the Power’s training camp roster looks like so far:*

QB Bill Stull

QB Kyle Rowley

WR Mike Washington

WR Lonnell Dewalt

WR/KR P.J. Berry

WR Carlos Suggs

OL Jason Jones

OL Mike Lucian

OL Mike Byrne

OL Joe Blanks

OL Justin Wells

OL Corey Konycki

OL Dan Jones

DL Terrance Taylor

DL Dominie Pittman

DL Neil Purvis

DL Jada Brown

LB Anthony DeGrate

LB Justin Parrish

DB Bryan Williams

DB Tyrrell Herbert

DB Chris LeFlore

DB Ahmaad Smith

K Taylor Rowan

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*CORRECTION: Despite earlier reports to the contrary, defensive back LaRico Stevenson is not currently under contract with the Power, upon clarification from team sources, which brings the unofficial roster total to 24, not 25. We apologize for the mistake.

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