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Tampa Bay Storm receiver DeAndrew Rubin out with pulled hamstring

DeAndrew Rubin, trying to catch a pass against Arizona’s  Riley Swanson, won’t play Friday because of a pulled hamstring. Rubin has 42 catches for 684 yards and 17 touchdowns.


DeAndrew Rubin, trying to catch a pass against Arizona’s Riley Swanson, won’t play Friday because of a pulled hamstring. Rubin has 42 catches for 684 yards and 17 touchdowns.

TAMPA — Tampa Bay will be without starting WR DeAndrew Rubin when it faces Chicago at the St. Pete Times Forum on Friday.

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Rubin, who has been nursing a sore toe for the past few weeks, pulled his hamstring during Friday's 78-39 win against Bossier-Shreveport.

"Unfortunately, it's been the story of his career," coach Tim Marcum said. "He just can't seem to stay healthy."

The Storm will evaluate Rubin's progress over the weekend and decide whether to place the former Dixie Hollins High and USF standout on injured reserve. Rubin is third on the team in catches (42), yards (684) and touchdowns (17).

Veteran Sedrick Robinson will start for Rubin.

Rush Also short-handed: Chicago placed its top receiver, Samie Parker on the exempt list. No reason was disclosed.

Parker, who caught 110 passes for the NFL's Chiefs from 2004-07, leads the Rush with 69 catches for 1,040 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also plays for Las Vegas of the United Football League.

That's nice, but … : WR Hank Edwards was named the league's offensive player of the week, but DL Jermaine Smith was overlooked, Marcum said.

Smith dominated during Friday's win over Bossier City-Shreveport. He had three sacks and 11 quarterback pressures and forced fumbles that led to a safety and Michael Hawthorne touchdown.

"If that wasn't a defensive player of the week — heck of the month — performance, I don't know what is," Marcum said.

Oklahoma City DB David Hyland won the award. He had five tackles, two pass breakups and two fourth-quarter interceptions. The second sealed Saturday's 35-31 victory over Dallas.

Getting Defensive: By holding the Battle Wings to 39 points, the Storm moved into first in the league in points allowed per game at 51.4.

Speaking of the D: Chicago's defense has been pretty good as well.

It is third in the league at 52.3 points per game, first in interceptions with 23 (led by Josh Ferguson's seven and Nygel Rogers's six) and fourth in sacks with 26 (led by Clifton Smith's and Joe Peters' four).

The Rush has won three in a row and five of its past six to take a two-game lead over Milwaukee in the Midwest Division.

"This team coming in is for real," Marcum said. "They have nine wins for a reason."

Pollsters: Tampa Bay (8-3), which has moved into first in the Southern Division, vaulted from No. 5 to No. 2 in the latest coaches poll. Spokane (9-2) is No. 1 and Chicago (9-3) No. 2.

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Storm vs. Chicago

When/where: 8 p.m. Friday; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa

TV/radio: NFL Network; 1250-AM

Tickets: (813) 301-6600 or

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