Ex-Bulls WR Johnson cut by UFL's Colonials
On Saturday night, former USF receiver Taurus Johnson caught a touchdown pass for the UFL's Hartford Colonials. Three days later, he was released, though his agent said the move could be a "blessing in disguise."
Johnson had nine catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns in four games with the Colonials, but his agent, David Canter, said he's gotten several calls from NFL teams interested in Johnson since he joined the UFL ranks. For an NFL team to get a player under a UFL contract, there's a $250,000 buyout to the young league, and that's no longer an obstacle in signing Johnson, perhaps to a practice squad. Johnson spent time with the Dolphins and Chiefs in the preseason before being cut.
It's been a rough season for USF alums in the UFL -- Matt Grothe, J.R. Reed and Jarriett Buie were cut in Orlando, where receiver Huey Whittaker still remains. Guard Frank Davis is in his second season with Las Vegas.