Free agent quarterback Daunte Culpepper won’t be a free agent much longer. But he won’t be signing with an NFL team, either.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Culpepper is putting the finishing touches on a contract with the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions, a deal that would make him the biggest name in the burgeoning league and would reunite Culpepper with Dennis Green, the Mountain Lions’ head coach and general manager. Green previously coached Culpepper with the Minnesota Vikings.
Schefter reports that the UFL is looking to add more big-name former NFL players, and UFL Commissioner Michael Huyghue is in Sacramento today on a visit related to the Culpepper deal.
Culpepper started five games for the Detroit Lions last year, completing 56.7 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and six interceptions.