The Storm officially announced starting quarterback Randy Hippeard was placed on the Injured Reserve Thursday.

With a need for a backup to now-stater B.J. Hall the Storm added QB Brendan Crawford, along with DB Darian Payne and DL Rashad Dukes Thursday.

Crawford is an Arena rookie who has played in various other indoor leagues. In college he tossed for one touchdown in his final season at Langston University.

Dukes will be making is second appearance with the Storm, who put fellow lineman Matt Hardison on I.R. as well.