The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that they have signed former Central Florida and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Storm Johnson.
Johnson was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 7th round, 222nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. Coming out of college, Johnson was set to be the Jaguars third string running back learning behind the the tutelage of Denard Robinson and then newly Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart. In his lone season with the Jaguars Johnson saw very little action appearing in 6 games and running for 86 yards and 2 touchdowns. Johnson will later be cut by the Jaguars in September 2015 after the team found him expendable as they drafted T.J. Yeldon.
The Buccaneers see something in Storm Johnson as they will be putting him in the mix for a backup role through out camp. Johnson could be a long shot from making the Buccaneers roster with Charles Sims and Mike James behind starter Doug Martin.