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Updated Apr 30, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Rattlers trade Kirton to San Jose

It’s not very often two sporting rivals get together on
trades, but the Arizona Rattlers have collaborated on a
deal.

The Rattlers have sent recently-acquired FB/LB Johnnie
Kirton to the San Jose Sabercats for WR/LB Jason Geathers.
The trade comes just four days after the Sabercats completed
a season sweep over the Rattlers with a 77-70 win at US
Airways Center.

Kirton, who was picked up earlier this season, had one
tackle and played primarily on special teams for the
Rattlers.

Geathers caught 93 passes for 1,065 yards and scored 29
touchdowns for the Rattlers in 2011, but had been on the
“failed to report” list with San Jose all season long.

The Rattlers host the Chicago Rush Saturday night. Kickoff
is set for 7:00 p.m.

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