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On a day they signed one of the top free-agent receivers in the Arena Football League, Utah native Aaron Boone, to a one-year contract, the Utah Blaze also made a move they hope will add some power to their defense.

Utah acquired former all-Arena performer Frank Carter from the Nashville Kats in exchange for defensive specialist Thal Woods and the rights to OL/DL Tim McGill, who did not play for the Blaze last season because he was with the Green Bay Packers.

Carter, a five-year AFL veteran, re-unites with Blaze line coach Ron James, his head coach at Las Vegas from 2003-2005. He had nine sacks and made the all-Arena team in 2005 before playing for the Kats last spring.

Woods, from Colorado State, made two interceptions and 45 tackles for the Blaze last season but was part of a suspect secondary that is slowly being dismantled by Blaze management.

Utah's other defensive specialist, Kelvin Hunter, remains unsigned.

Meanwhile, Boone, from Millard High in Fillmore, was introduced at a news conference on Tuesday and said he expects to mesh well with offensive specialist Siaha Burley to give the Blaze one of the most lethal receiving combinations in the league.