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Power sign free agent receiver and defensive lineman

Jerry DiPaola
| Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, 7:55 p.m.

The Power signed two players on the first day of Arena Football League free agency, adding wide receiver Joe Hills and defensive lineman Joe Sykes.

Hills, 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, played the past three seasons with the Tampa Bay Storm, recording 286 receptions for 3,895 yards and 94 touchdowns. Sykes (6-5, 280) set an AFL record with 16 12 sacks in 2012 when he played for the San Jose SaberCats. He had 4 12 sacks for San Jose last year after spending the 2013 season in San Antonio.

The Power re-signed veteran linebacker James Bryant and picked up second-year options on six 2014 rookies: wide receivers Tyrone Goard and James Shaw, offensive lineman Keith Newell, linebacker Latarrius Thomas and defensive linemen Maurice Fountain and Roosevelt Holiday.

Bryant recorded a career-best 5 12 sacks last season.

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