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Losman signs with UFL

Posted by Mike Florio on July 21, 2009 10:44 PM ET

After weeks of rumors and premature reports, former Bills quarterback JP Losman, a first-round pick in the 2004 draft, has signed a contract with the UFL.

The UFL announced the move this evening.

He'll play for the still-unnamed Las Vegas franchise. (Actually, none of the four franchises has been given a name.)

"I have followed JP's career since his early days with Buffalo where he impressed me with his raw talent, passing accuracy and on-field competitiveness," said Jim Fassel, former Giants coach who'll serve as head coach of the Las Vegas franchise. "JP has all the attributes of a great professional quarterback and I am truly looking forward to working with him. I am anxious to start the season with JP at the helm of this Las Vegas franchise and show what we can do on the field."

"The United Football League is providing me with the opportunity to play the sport I love at a high level and for that, I am extremely grateful," Losman said. "There are many players just like me who possess the skills to compete at the highest levels and just need the playing time to showcase their talents. The United Football League is filling that void and giving more players the opportunity to play. I am excited to get back out onto the field and represent Las Vegas during the League's first season."

As we previously heard it, Losman decided that it made more sense to actually play in the UFL than to serve as a second-string or third-string option for an NFL team.

But if there's a rash of injuries to NFL quarterbacks, Losman most likely won't be able to jump back to the established league. The non-negotiable UFL contract binds players to the upstart operation through November 28.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/07/21/losman-signs-with-ufl/

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I remember that espn interview at the combine. He was such and arrogant prick I couldn't believe how up front he was about it too. Even the espn announcer said this guy needs to mature mentally before entering the nfl. He was so right.

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I remember that espn interview at the combine. He was such and arrogant prick I couldn't believe how up front he was about it too. Even the espn announcer said this guy needs to mature mentally before entering the nfl. He was so right.

Yup I remember that interview with Losman. He wanted to go to Green Bay, because he felt like he would be the second coming of Brett Favre and that it would be great to be mentored by him. He moxy and ****iness without really having any backing then, and was a mental midget in terms of maturity coming to the NFL. After I saw that same interview I hated him and joked whenever I saw him playing because he was god awful, and karma called it coming for him. What made it easier to hate him was he was on the Bills. Adios

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I thought he was still battling Edwards for the starting spot. Man, there are a LOT of worse quarterbacks in the league than Losman

There certainly are. I'm shocked that nobody signed him. A backup with LOTS of game experience as a starting NFL QB ? Priceless.

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Yup I remember that interview with Losman. He wanted to go to Green Bay, because he felt like he would be the second coming of Brett Favre and that it would be great to be mentored by him. He moxy and ****iness without really having any backing then, and was a mental midget in terms of maturity coming to the NFL. After I saw that same interview I hated him and joked whenever I saw him playing because he was god awful, and karma called it coming for him. What made it easier to hate him was he was on the Bills. Adios

You sure he wanted Favre to "mentor" him?

There he was with his tight little shorts, no shirt and his little red hat. He was doing some farming or something. He was covered in dirt. It was awesome.
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Bollywood > JP Losman

UFL | Bollinger considering joining league

Tue, 21 Jul 2009 23:15:51 -0700

Judd Zulgad, of The Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports free-agent QB Brooks Bollinger (Cowboys) is considering joining the UFL. He was selected by the Orlando franchise last month and is giving consideration to playing in the four-team league. Bollinger said he has spoken with Orlando head coach Jim Haslett and is leaving his options open. Bollinger added he has spoken with a couple of NFL franchises, but admits the thought of bouncing around the league gets more difficult as he becomes older.

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A couple of years ago Losman looked like he was beginning to put it together near the end of the season. People were actually optimistic about him becoming a solid starter. That lasted until the start of the next season, when he clearly regressed.

Now he's fodder for a new league starting up, which will likely dump him in a year or two when they draft a young guy of their own to promote.

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