The Chicago Slaughter announced Wednesday that they have signed former Chicago Rush receiver Bobby Sippio.
According to a news release from the team, Sippio will help strengthen the Slaughter's receiving corps after an injury to wideout Donovan Morgan. Morgan, according to the release, was leading the Continental Indoor Football League in most receiving statistical categories.
"We are very proud to have a player of Bobby's caliber on board," Slaughter general manager Alan Perkins said in a statement.
Sippio, who played for Western Kentucky University, played for the Chicago Rush from 2006 to 2007, helping the Rush win the AFL championship in 2006. Sippio was also a member of the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2007 season. Sippio (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) is the eighth former Rush player to join the Slaughter, according to the release.
In a statement, Sippio said he was happy to return to Chicago.
"Once again, I get to play in front of the great Chicago fans," Sippio said. "I hope to help the Slaughter stay on top and win a championship."
The Slaughter (9-0) are the lone undefeated team in the CIFL and have clinched a spot in the playoffs.