The South Division Champion Florida Tarpons were faced with a huge task this offseason. The team was forced to reload after losing key components to the AFL and Europe.
The Tarpons will consist of a few familiar faces as well as young, hungry talent looking to finish the 2013 season with a championship. The quarterback position is manned by 13-year indoor vet Chris Wallace, who will be flanked by rookie Genario McNealy.
Arguably the toughest spots to fill are on the offensive line. The Tarpons have signed William Brimfield a 320-pound athlete attempting to make the San Jose Sabercats roster in the early stages of the season. Making his return to Southwest Florida is center Raymond James (6-5, 320).
Fighting for roster spots are local products Carl Lawhead, Marco Mattio, and Shae Curtsinger, as well as versatile players Marcos Anderson and Greg Walls. Walls returns for his second stint with the Tarpons.
The defensive front will consist of players with previous indoor experience.
The Tarpons will be bringing in some late training camp additions as they try and put together a winning mix of talent. They can bring in as many as 40, but eventually need to be down to the league mandated 19-man active roster carrying five practice squad players.
The Tarpons opened camp with a team meeting Friday and open practice on the Saturday.