Taurus Johnson made it through all of training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs last season as an undrafted free agent until being included in the team’s final cuts. This year he wasn’t quite as lucky. The Miami Dolphins waived the wide receiver from South Florida that spent the final month of last season on their practice squad.
Johnson, 24, had been working at both kickoff and punt returns but struggled to make a dent in the passing game. At 6-1 and 205 pounds, he had lost ground to undrafted free agent Roberto Wallace, a taller (6-4) option from San Diego State who has impressed the coaching staff with his ability to stretch the field.
Cutting Johnson leaves the Dolphins with nine wide receivers in camp. They opened last year with five receivers on their 53-man roster.
Johnson was one of my UDFA picks to make the Chiefs last year (Pierre Walters and Jovan Belcher were the others). When he found his way to the Dolphins practice squad, it looked like Scott Pioli might have lost a solid developmental player to his father-in-law Bill Parcells. Now Johnson is searching for his fourth team in less than a year and the Chiefs have rookies Rich Gunnell and Jeremy Horne, both that look like better prospects than Johnson.