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Thu, 22 Jun 2006 20:09:06 -0700
Shawn Wansley, of the Laurel Leader-Call, reports undrafted rookie free agent P Luke Johnson (Southern Mississippi) has decided to give up football and not pursue an NFL career. Johnson, who averaged 44.9 yards per punt and was All-Conference USA in 2005, attended a tryout camp with the Detroit Lions last month. He said he did well, but it's time to move on. "I went to Detroit a few weeks ago and they told me I could make it (in the NFL)," he said. "They did not have room for me up there, but he told me I was good enough to make it. Nobody else really contacted me after that." Johnson is going to become a preacher, serving his local church.
Sun, 21 May 2006 19:56:39 -0700
The Detroit Lions have not signed rookie free agent P Luke Johnson as previously reported.
Wed, 03 May 2006 17:16:41 -0700
The Clarion-Ledger reports the Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with undrafted rookie free agent P Luke Johnson (Southern Mississippi). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tue, 21 Mar 2006 08:52:23 -0800
Kareem Copeland, of the Hattiesburg American, reports the Chicago Bears held a recent workout for Southern Mississippi P Luke Johnson. They came to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, specifically, looking at the punter. "They just called me up out of the blue on my birthday (March 2)," he said. "It was a pretty good birthday present. It went really good. I haven't really heard anything on it."