PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Soul WR Emery Sammons has evolved as a threat to the Soul’s WR Corp as he steps his game up in the Soul’s 76-40 thrashing win against the San Antonio Talons.
Sammons, 30, was signed back to the Soul a week before their Cleveland Gladiators game. In that game, Emery racked up 7 catches, 90 yards and 1 touchdown.
“It was a great feeling to be back,” Sammons told Soul Insider after the game in the Wells Fargo Center. “I’ve been out for a little bit. In the offseason, I was working hard, got that phone call. I’m always ready when it’s time to come back.”
Sammons’ stats improved vs San Antonio where he managed to pick up 4 catches, for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns.
“I was playing with a chip on my shoulder,” Sammons said. “I just love playing for my city, so when I came back, I wanted to perform for my city.”
The fifth-year wide receiver will likely earn him a spot in the lineup with the Soul. If so, he joins a group of wide receiver threats like Ryan McDaniel, Tiger Jones, V’Keon Lacey and Markee White.
“It’s a great feeling, when you got all of that talent on one team,” said Emery Sammons. “It’s almost like a bombshell, you blow up no matter who you play.”
Soul head coach Clint Dolezel had nothing but good things to say about Emery.
“He’s a great player,” Dolezel told reporters after the game. “It’s amazing, you watch that guy play. We’re very fortunate, he’s a heck of a football player.”
QB Dan Raudabaugh; 14-17, 224 yards, 5 touchdowns, said that Sammons is a fast and a team player.
“He’s a great individual, not just as a player,” Raudabaugh said. “We love having him around. He’s a team guy and Soul comes first with him. He’s been making big plays, he’s a tear on special teams so other teams need to be ready for him.”
Emery Sammons may be on the same field with WR Ryan McDaniel next week against Tampa. McDaniel was inactive against San Antonio as he is dealing with a calf injury.
The Soul will travel to Tampa Bay next week to face the Storm. The game is watchable on ESPN 3.