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Sauerbrun resurfaces in UFL

Veteran punter Todd Sauerbrun, whose colorful history includes a suspension for taking ephedra, a link to a South Carolina doctor who dispensed steroids, and an arrest for roughing up a cab driver, will continue his football career.

It’ll happen in Orlando, with the Florida Tuskers of the UFL.

Agent David Canter disclosed the news earlier today, on his Twitter page (where Canter routinely types HIS ENTRIES IN ALL CAPS.  IT’S ANNOYING AS HELL, AIN’T IT, DAVE?)

Sauerbrun spent 13 years in the NFL, playing for the Bears, Chiefs, Panthers, Broncos, Patriots, and Broncos.  He last played in 2007.

So while many believe the UFL to be a developmental league, the Florida Tuskers will be a refuge for players long in the tooth.  Their roster includes former NFL players like Jermaine Wiggins and Zach Piller.

Why do we have a feeling that, eventually, Jeff George will be signing there?

And that’s not a knock on George.  He’s better than any of the slapdick quarterbacks who have landed in the four-team league that starts play in October.

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24 Responses to “Sauerbrun resurfaces in UFL”
  1. RaiderRich says: Aug 19, 2009 1:44 PM

    lol, I’d love to see Jeff George play QB again… maybe for that Pros vs Joes show…

  2. Citizen Strange says: Aug 19, 2009 1:44 PM

    Vick pushed T.O. out of the headlines, Favre pushed Vick out of the headlines and now Sauerbrun pushes Favre out of the headlines. Nice scoop Florio!

  3. Shot Of Ginn says: Aug 19, 2009 1:46 PM

    CAUSE HE TYPED IN CAPS LIKE TWICE ON THE WHOLE FRONT PAGE HE DOES IT ALL THE TIME?
    YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME FLORIO.

  4. screaming sheep says: Aug 19, 2009 1:47 PM

    Yeah, been waiting for this.
    Hope he lays out a return man first punt.

  5. screaming sheep says: Aug 19, 2009 1:51 PM

    Oh, and I wonder if a certain “liquored up kicker” will get a shot in this league? Or is he still in the CFL?

  6. AlanSaysYo says: Aug 19, 2009 1:58 PM

    Are you calling JP Losman a slapdick quarterback?
    For that to be true he’d have to have a… eh, nevermind.

  7. mustbechris says: Aug 19, 2009 1:58 PM

    BUT SHOT OF GINN THAT DOESN’T MAKE IT ANY LESS ANNOYING BECAUSE TYPING IN ALL CAPS FOR ANY REASON IS REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY ANNOYING.

  8. Wiscdave says: Aug 19, 2009 2:00 PM

    Hey Florio,
    Weren’t you trying to get the Jeff George workout tape (not Buns of Steel)? What happened?

  9. The Dox says: Aug 19, 2009 2:00 PM

    I don’t think you’re allowed to say “slapdick” Mr. NBC affiliate.

  10. bigjoey46us says: Aug 19, 2009 2:03 PM

    “And that’s not a knock on George. He’s better than any of the slapdick quarterbacks who have landed in the four-team league that starts play in October.”
    Hopefully Favre doesn’t use this same logic next year

  11. empty13 says: Aug 19, 2009 2:03 PM

    ALL CAPS ISNT SO BAD. YOU ONLY THINK IT BURNS YER EYES BECAUSE SOME NUMBNUTS NET ETIQUETTE JACKASS TOLD U IT DID, FLORIO.
    HAVE A NICE DAY. DIDYA EVER GET THE REGISTER/LOGIN PAGE FIXED?
    SIGNED
    E. E. CUMMING’S EVIL TWIN

  12. Duck Butter says: Aug 19, 2009 2:03 PM

    Mommy, whats a slapdick?

  13. empty13 says: Aug 19, 2009 2:06 PM

    SLAPDICK SLAPDICK SLAPDICK

  14. stiller43 says: Aug 19, 2009 2:08 PM

    Beating up a cabbie?? Who is he? Patrick Kane?

  15. dawk20db says: Aug 19, 2009 2:10 PM

    I am seriously excited about the UFL. Brian Johnson won a national championship last year with Utah, so I wouldn’t call him “slap dick.”
    And it was even the PFT trophy or whatever. Let’s go Locomotives!

  16. cmich06 says: Aug 19, 2009 2:26 PM

    Where did he got to college?

  17. broncoman says: Aug 19, 2009 2:31 PM

    I bet the Florida Tuskers could beat 1/2 the NFL teams in the NFC.

  18. sim448 says: Aug 19, 2009 2:39 PM

    some “slapdick” last week talked about mike vick not getting back into the league due to collusion. what about jeff george? you going to tell me he isnt blackballed from the league? the only team that would look at him was oakland, and they are blackballed from the nfl too, so that doesnt count. this guy would dominate the ufl(uninspiring football league). i cant believe he cant find a backup job.

  19. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 19, 2009 2:40 PM

    empty13 says:
    August 19, 2009 2:03 PM
    ALL CAPS ISNT SO BAD. YOU ONLY THINK IT BURNS YER EYES BECAUSE SOME NUMBNUTS NET ETIQUETTE JACKASS TOLD U IT DID, FLORIO.
    HAVE A NICE DAY. DIDYA EVER GET THE REGISTER/LOGIN PAGE FIXED?
    SIGNED
    E. E. CUMMING’S EVIL TWIN
    _____________________________
    Literary nerds everywhere (myself included) love this.
    Hell, I bet George is better than any of those “slapdick quarterbacks” that have just signed to play in the 32-team league in September.
    Probably an all-around nicer guy, too.

  20. OrtonsNeckBeard says: Aug 19, 2009 4:44 PM

    WTF is a Tusker?

  21. Wrathchild says: Aug 19, 2009 4:57 PM

    Damn, Canter just picked up a sweet $300 commission for that signing.

  22. yellowjackets says: Aug 19, 2009 5:49 PM

    no second chance in philly.
    http://www.philly.com/inquirer/sports/20090309_Gonzo___Cold_Eagles_sure_are_thin-skinned.html

  23. nato2424 says: Aug 19, 2009 6:37 PM

    the last memory of todd sauerbrun in the nfl will be him saying they’ll(the broncos) will kick the ball to hester all game. He burned them for two touchdowns and they lost. He was released a week later for being a mouthy cancer to the locker room.

  24. Patsfan1776 says: Aug 20, 2009 7:47 AM

    Maybe Dungy will go to bat for him and get him back in the nfl

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