Thursday, December 3, 2009

Taurus Johnson added to practice squad

Rookie WR Taurus Johnson was added to Miami's practice squad on Wednesday, filling the spot vacated by Ryan Baker's promotion to the active roster.

Taurus (6'0, 206) was a four-year player from the University of South Florida. He went undrafted but spent training camp with the Chiefs and was later signed to the Lions' practice squad before being cut.

Here are a couple scouting reports on Johnson.

From SI,

Johnson has shown flashes of ability the past three years, yet he has never taken his game to the next level, even when afforded the opportunity. He offers potential as a fourth or fifth receiver at the next level.

And from,

It's very fitting that a player named Taurus plays for the USF Bulls. Johnson has flashed playmaking ability throughout his career, averaging 36 catches for 466 yards and four scores over the past three seasons. Although he has been inconsistent and will not be confused for a track star anytime soon, Johnson's has been QB Matt Groethe's go-to receiver. His size, hands, quick feet and kick return experience make him a potential No. 3 receiver and special teams contributor at the next level.

The Dolphins practice squad now looks as such:
  • CB Will Billingsley
  • WR Julius Pruit
  • TE John Nalbone
  • RB Tristan Davis
  • LB J.D. Folsom
  • S Nate Ness
  • G/C Mark Lewis
  • WR Taurus Johnson

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