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Raterink is Coming Back to Los Angeles

 J.J. Raterink returns to LA
J.J. Raterink returns to LA
courtesy of LA KISS Football

The Arena Football League office announced that the Los Angeles KISS has made some more changes to its roster as they have reacquired veteran quarterback J.J. Raterink, who was traded to the Jacksonville Sharks on May 12th that landed them current starting quarterback Aaron Garcia.

Raterink (6-2, 210, Wyoming) was traded by the Iowa Barnstormers to the Philadelphia Soul on Monday, completing future considerations from a previous trade, and then traded from Philadelphia back to Los Angeles to satisfy the future considerations portion of another prior transaction. I know, I am not the only one getting confused by all these talks of future considerations.

The fifth-year pro began the 2014 season with the Los Angeles, completing 168-of-306 passes for 1,723 yards and 26 touchdowns with 16 interceptions in eight starts.

The Sharks subsequently traded Raterink to Iowa, where he saw action in six games, completing 101-of-163 passes for 1,320 yards and 22 touchdowns, with one interception and a quarterback rating of 118.7. So he made huge improvements playing in Iowa and hopefully he is able to return to the field with KISS and be as productive.

But, that means know that KISS, will have three quarterbacks on the roster going into Sundays game against the San Jose Sabercats counting both Garcia and rookie quarterback Kenny Guiton.

So looking at the AFL's transaction report to see who was sent packing to make room for Raterink on the active roster, the only other transaction made was rookie Defensive Back Dion Turner was put on recallable reassignment. So, Raterink is on and Turner is not.

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