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Southern Indoor Football League: Columbus Lions sign four more for SIFL title defense

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Columbus Lions announced the signing of two wide receivers and two defensive linemen Thursday.

The Lions inked receivers Maurice Dupree (5-foot-10, 187 pounds) and Krishna Muhammad (6-3, 215). Dupree was an All-Ohio Valley Conference selection while setting several school records at Jacksonville State. He had signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL as a free agent. Muhammad had 23 receptions for 310 yards and three touchdowns last year as a senior at Clark-Atlanta.

Defensive end Josh Beard (6-1, 255) signed with the Lions last season but instead chose to continue playing for the Arena Football League’s Chicago Rush. Beard was a third-team Associated Press All-American at Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Defensive tackle James Taylor (6-2, 290) comes to the Lions after playing with Beard at-Chattanooga, where Taylor started 23 games.

The Southern Indoor Football League season begins in March with the Lions defending their 2010 championship.

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