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Baltimore Brigade sign former East Carolina star quarterback Shane Carden

The Brigade have signed quarterback Shane Carden ahead of their inaugural Arena Football League season.

The Baltimore Brigade announced Monday that they have signed quarterback Shane Carden ahead of their inaugural Arena Football League season.

Carden was named Most Valuable Player of Conference USA in 2013 after he set an East Carolina record for career passing yards (4,139) and touchdowns (33). The following year, he passed for 4,736 yards and was honored as the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year. 

After not being taken in the 2015 draft, the 6-foot-2 Carden was signed and released by the Chicago Bears. Last year, he played for the Stuttgart Scorpions of the German Football League and the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. 

"We are excited to have a player of Shane’s caliber on our team," coach Omarr Smith in a news release. "He put up jaw-dropping numbers in college, has proven he can make all of the necessary throws and is a playmaker. I am looking forward to seeing him pick up the arena game."

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