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Tri-Cities Fever Sign 5 More Players

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KENNEWICK, WA - The Tri-Cities Fever announced Tuesday the new signings of AJ Harmon (6’6”, 325 lbs.) from the University of Georgia, Jordan Davis (6’3”, 305 lbs.) from East Carolina University, Lesley Deamer III (6’3”, 310 lbs.) from Northwestern State University, and Cory Henry (6’3” 256lbs) from Florida Atlantic University.

A quarterback’s best friend is a massive Left Tackle and the Fever hope to have found theirs in Harmon. AJ was in mini-camp with the Seahawks earlier this spring and was re-signed by them when a draft pick went down with injury. Recently released by Seattle, Fever Head Coach Adam Shackleford wasted no time scooping him up to help anchor the Fever’s offensive line.

Harmon started every game he played for the Bulldogs and helped them to a top 10 national rushing offense during his time in Georgia.  Harmon is from Wadley, GA and attended Jefferson County High School, where he was a 4 star college recruit. 

Davis was a 4 year starter for the Pirates at Offensive Guard. He recently was with the Jacksonville Jaguars during their training camp.

During his time at East Carolina, Davis was known as a strong rock along the line, always dependable and a leader on the team. He is from Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and attended Choctawhatchee High School where he was team captain and area offensive lineman of the year his senior year.

The bulk up front is not exclusive to the offensive side of the ball though, with the addition of two stout defensive linemen.  In former Northwestern State star Defensive Tackle Lesley Deamer III, who was recently released by the New Orleans Saints, Coach Shackleford was pleased to bring in another big body for the line. Deamer has the size to be a dominant force on the interior, but the agility and speed he possesses from when he played linebacker in high school will also allow him to play outside if needed.

Deamer is from Amite, Louisiana and attended Amite High School prior to attending college at Northwestern State.  The Tri-Cities Fever will be Deamers first team outside the state of Louisiana.

The Fever also signed Florida Atlantic University’s All-Time Sack Leader in Henry. This 1st-Team All-Conference player out of Conference USA tallied 7.5 sacks his senior season as well as being named Most Outstanding Player for the 2013 Shula Bowl.

From Miami Gardens, Florida, Cory Henry attended Carol City High where he was Florida’s Defensive Player of the Year his senior year in 2009. He also was 1st Team All-State, and played in the Dade County-Broward County All-Star game as well as the North/South All Star Game.

A Defensive End with a lengthy history of racking up quarterback sacks; Henry had signed with the Houston Texans as an Undrafted Free Agent after the NFL Draft, and has since had time in camps with several other NFL teams. It was a bit of a surprise for Henry to still be available and the Fever were excited for him to sign with Tri-Cities.

Head Coach Adam Shackleford is excited about how both sides of the line are shaping up in recruiting,

“We are committed to being better up front as a group on both sides of the ball. All these guys will help us with that. Big strong and physical players that are eager to move up in their careers as well as help Tri-Cities compete for a Championship," Shackleford said.

The Fever have also re-signed one player from last year’s team, WR Dejuan Miller (6’5”, 217 lbs.) from the University of Oklahoma. Dejuan has played in the Tri-Cities the past two seasons and amassed 56 catches for 670 yards and 10 touchdowns during his time here. Shackleford is glad to have Miller back in what could be a break out year.

"We hope this is the year that Dejuan Miller stays healthy and becomes the dominant player he is capable of. His big frame allows him to make big plays on the field. Unfortunately a broken foot two seasons in a row has slowed his progress," Shackleford added.