Instead of waiting for a phone call that might never come from another NFL team, veteran receiver Keary Colbert has opted to run a new pattern.
He’s the latest player with experience at the highest level of the sport to accept a step back to the UFL.
Colbert has signed with the Florida Tuskers, in a move announced this morning by the UFL.
A second-round pick in the 2004 draft from USC, Colbert spent four seasons with the Panthers. In 2008, he bounced from Denver to Seattle to Detroit.
Players on UFL teams may jump back to the NFL as of late November. Some, such as Florida quarterback Brooks Bollinger, could draw significant interest.
Bollinger has played well for the Tuskers, leading them to a 3-0 record. His 759 passing yards are the most in the four-team league.
The Tuskers host Las Vegas on Friday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The contest might draw a few less people than the WVU-USF game that will be played in Tampa that same night.
In their last home game, the Bulls brought more than 55,000 to Raymond James Stadium, 13,000 more than the Bucs attracted four days later for a game against the Panthers.