The MIAMI HERALD today has Keyshawn Johnson campaigning, albeit through his agent, for a roster spot on the 2008 Miami Dolphins.
Jeff Darlington of the Herald: “Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson has not ruled out the possibility of making a comeback to play specifically in Miami for Parcells, a mentor and close friend.
“In an e-mail to The Miami Herald, agent Jerome Stanley said Johnson remains in ‘great shape’ while also remaining close to Parcells, who coached Johnson with the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys.”
Stanley said, ”I speak to Keyshawn daily about all aspects of his career, he is very close to Coach Parcells and is in great shape IF he chose to play next year. Miami could use a good tough veteran like Key to help the current crop of young receivers develop.”
Johnson, who last played in 2006 for Carolina, toiled for Bill Parcells in New York with the Jets and Dallas with the Cowboys. It is interesting to note that Johnson had nothing to say in print about the possibility (so when Parcells laughs it off he can blame the story cropping up on Stanley).
Needless to say, Parcells is not quoted in the piece either, else there would be no story.