The Tampa Bay Storm acquired veteran defensive back Cortez Stubbs and defensive lineman Kendrick Washington, the Arena Football League team announced Friday.
Stubbs, a 5-foot-9, 180-pounder, is entering his fourth season in the AFL. He spent the 2015 season with New Orleans and began his pro career with Orlando in 2013, where he spent two seasons. He has started 18 games and has 111 tackles, five interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He also forced one fumble.
“His presence will be a welcome addition on and off the field,” Storm coach Lawrence Samuels said in a news release.
Washington is a 6-foot-4, 275 pounder who played collegiately at Florida A&M. He started 14 games for the Rattlers and had 3.5 sacks, an interception, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.
“He adds speed and explosiveness to our defensive line which will help improve our pass rush this season,” Samuels said.
Washington began his professional career with the Chicago Rush in 2011. He would also go on to play for the Columbus Lions of the Professional Indoor Football League, helping the team win a 2015 PIFL Championship along with current Storm players David Washington and Terrence Ebagua.