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Grothe gets second look from Arena's Storm



Former USF quarterback Matt Grothe has earned a second tryout with the Tampa Bay Storm, and by the weekend could be signed and suiting up for his first professional game.


Grothe, who had a two-day tryout with the Storm last month but was not signed, practiced with the team again Tuesday. The team can work him out for one more practice Wednesday before making a decision about signing him -- starter Brian Zbydniewski's status is uncertain entering Saturday's home game against Georgia, and the only other quarterback on roster, rookie Danny Southwick, hasn't attempted a pass this season.

The Storm (6-10) finishes its season at home July 23 against San Jose. Grothe has recovered from the knee injury that ended his college career early in his senior season in 2009 -- he comes to the Storm after tryouts and brief stints with the NFL's Bucs, the UFL's Florida Tuskers and the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 9:02pm]


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