An old familiar name returns to the Houston Gamblers as the team makes a multitude of moves to their roster.
Coming off their season-opening 29-13 loss to the Michigan Panthers, the Gamblers bring in reinforcements on offense and defense with the additions of wide receiver Isaiah Zuber and cornerback Elijah Jones. Other roster moves include defensive tackle Ikenna Onwuasoanya being moved to the IR list. Two players in the secondary were released from the team with Stefan Claiborne and Trey Hoskins no longer on the team.
Neither Claiborne nor Hoskins were active for the week one game as the moves help bring in Zuber to the team. As for Onwuasoanya, he did not record any stats for the first game of the season against Michigan.
One of their big signings was bringing back Zuber after being the leading receiver on the Gamblers last year. He recorded 22 catches for 322 yards and five touchdowns for Houston as he led the team in receiving yards and touchdowns. Zuber also played a role on their special teams as he was one of their main kickoff returners averaging 23.7 yards per return.
Elijah Jones comes in after playing at Kansas and Oregon State during his college career. Jones spent three seasons with Kansas before transferring to Oregon State. He only played five games with the Beavers recording five tackles and one pass breakup during the 2021 season. Jones most recently signed with the Seattle Seahawks last season as an undrafted rookie free agent.
The biggest news is the return of Zuber as he can immediately make an impact on the offense and special teams. Houston’s offense only had 109 yards passing in their loss to the Panthers last week. No receiver on the team hit 25 yards or more. Bringing in a big-time playmaker in Zuber will only help improve this offense more as they need help the rest of the season.