The 36-year-old Johnson last played in the NFL during the 2011
season with the New England Patriots, seeing action in 15 games with
limited impact. He caught 15 passes and had one touchdown with the
Pats. In June 2012, he signed with the Dolphins but was cut two
months later after he was arrested on a domestic violence charge.
Johnson spent the first 10 years of his NFL career with the
Cincinnati Bengals. The flamboyant receiver, who changed his named
to Ochocinco at one point and also became known for his outrageous
stunts and television persona, had 751 receptions for 10,783 yards
and 66 touchdowns for the Bengals.
Longtime NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb served one day in jail in
Arizona for a December DUI arrest and was released on Thursday.
West Mesa Justice Court records showed that the 37-year-old McNabb
spent Wednesday behind bars. Nine days of the sentence were
McNabb pleaded guilty on March 27 on the DUI charge after an Dec. 15
arrest at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. According
to TMZ, He was clocked at 81 mph in a 65 mph zone at 3:08 a.m. Court
records, including a mug shot of McNabb, were released Thursday.
The Jacksonville Jaguars released starting outside linebacker
Russell Allen, defensive end D'Aundre Reed, defensive end
Will Pericak and wide receiver Jabin Sambrano on Thursday.
According to reports, Allen failed a team physical after finishing
last season on injured reserve because of a concussion. Allen
started 29 games, including 14 before the concussion last year,
during the past two seasons. He led the Jaguars in tackles in 2012.
Releasing Allen will save $2.5 million in salary-cap space for the
Jaguars. His three-year contract called for a $1.975 million salary
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The Indianapolis Colts signed restricted free agent guard
Reitz to a qualifying offer on Thursday.
Reitz started three games and played in 14 for the Colts last
season. He came to Indianapolis in September 2010 after he was
claimed off waivers from the Miami Dolphins. Reitz has 20 career
starts — eight in 2012 and nine in 2013 — in 34 games.
Safety Kurt Coleman signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota
Coleman was a three-year starter but was a reserve last season with
the Philadelphia Eagles. He started 29 of the 59 career
regular-season games in which he played before primarily working on
special teams in 2013.
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