The Arena Football League announced on Thursday that the Spokane Shock have acquired veteran WR Josh Bush.
Bush is a 9-year veteran who is familiar with arena football. He broke into the league during the 2004 season with the Grand Rapids Rampage, spending three seasons with the club. In 2007, he signed with the Columbus Destroyers and played in ArenaBowl XXI where the Destroyers lost to the San Jose SaberCats 55-33. He also played for the Dallas Desperados (2008), Orlando Predators (2010-2011) and New Orleans VooDoo (2012). Bush last suited up with the Predators in 2013.
The 5'9'', 165 pound receiver out of Western Michigan had his best season in 2012 with the VooDoo, catching 115 passes for 1,799 yards and 37 touchdowns. In his AFL Career, Bush has a total of 454 receptions for 5,543 yards and 99 touchdowns.
Following the acquisition of Bush, the Shock placed DB John Setzer on Injured Reserve.
The move comes as the Shock prepare to take on the Las Vegas Outlaws this Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center at 7:30 (PST). Those who saw the Shock lose to the Gladiators last week saw Shock wide receivers dropping numerous passes that killed potential scoring drives or resulted in turnovers. Adding the presence of an AFL veteran among a predominately young wide receiving core was a move the team had to make as it gears for a playoff run.
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