Ex-49ers QB Josh Johnson Signs With UFL Team

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and University of San Diego standout Josh Johnson has signed with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League, according to NFL reporter Adam Caplan.

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Johnson was cut by the 49ers following the 2012 NFL preseason after battling alongside Scott Tolzien and Colin Kaepernick for the backup quarterback role behind starter Alex Smith. Head coach Jim Harbaugh consistently said throughout camp and the preseason that all four of his quarterbacks were NFL-ready.

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Johnson was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he played for three seasons and started five games before being signed as a free agent in San Francisco. He posted career numbers1,042 passing yards, five touchdowns and 10 interceptions along with 254 rushing yards.

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