3 XFL players the New Orleans Saints should consider signing
Number Three: LB Steven Johnson
Steven Johnson is a 31-year-old linebacker for the Seattle Dragons.
Normally I would avoid guys over the age of 30, but Johnson has been all over the field for the XFL’s Dragons in the first two weeks of the season. Johnson has 18 tackles and four tackles for a loss.
Johnson is showing that he can still play at a high level. Playing his college ball at Kansas, he has been a journeyman in his NFL career.
Johnson came into the league after a solid college career where he had 225 tackles, three sacks, six pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and one interception. He then went undrafted and was signed by the Denver Broncos where he played from 2012 until 2014.
The following year he played for the Tennessee Titans. Johnson joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016 and played there until he was released and then picked up by the Baltimore Ravens in 2017. Johnson played for the Arizona Hotshots in the AAF last year but was left following the league’s collapse.
In his NFL career, Johnson has 68 tackles, two forced fumbles, three fumbles recovered, and half a sack in 74 career games played. Johnson has always been a backup and special teamer in his career but would make a great addition to the Saints who could sign him for next to nothing.
The Saints need some depth at the linebacker position due to some expiring contracts and if Johnson continues to play well adding him to the black and gold could prove to be a nice addition.