Buffalo Bills 1962-1960 Los Angeles Chargers 1959 1957 Stampeders of Calgary Jack Kemp (Dates) of the Pittsburgh Steelers has joined the team. He was already an established star when he came to Buffalo, so many people thought that he would be able to bring some success to the franchise.
During his time with the Bills, they never made it past the first round of the playoffs. However, before their current stadium was built, Kemp's contributions to the team were recognized by having his number (#45) retired by the organization.
He finished his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers after the 1960 season.
In addition to his work with the Bills, Kemp also played in the Canadian Football League for the Los Angeles Chargers, Stampeders, and Toronto Argonauts. His final season was 1956. After his retirement, he worked with several organizations within the sports industry including a year as president of the National Football League Players Association. In 2007, he was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Besides football, Kemp also had a very successful career as a politician. From 1995 to 2005, he served as the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton.
|NFL Draft:||1957 / Round: 17 / Pick: 203|
|Detroit Lions (1957)* Pittsburgh Steelers (1957) Calgary Stampeders (1959) Los Angeles / San Diego Chargers (1960–1962) Buffalo Bills (1962–1969)|
March 2015 2014 Los Angeles Chargers 2008 San Francisco 49ers The Buffalo Bills (2006) Stevie Johnson (Dates) has joined the Kentucky Wildcats football team. As a wide receiver, he is expected to help replace star player AJ Green during Green's suspension for violating NCAA rules.
Johnson appeared in 48 games over four seasons with the Nevada Wolfpack, catching 231 passes for 3134 yards and 14 touchdowns. He entered the NFL draft following his senior season.
He was selected by the Bills with the 10th pick in the 2008 NFL draft. During his only season with the Bills, he started eight of 16 games played and caught 55 passes for 783 yards and five touchdowns.
After one season with the Bills, Johnson signed with the Chargers as a free agent. He played in 13 games last season and made 35 catches for 462 yards and three scores.
He returned to the Bills this offseason after signing a two-year contract worth $10 million dollars.
Johnson will be looking to continue his success in Buffalo and prove that he is still one of the best receivers in the league.
2018 2016 Toronto Argonauts 2014 Los Angeles Chargers Titans of Tennessee (2010) Dexter McCluster/Dates has joined the Kansas City Chiefs. He played two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
He was drafted by the Titans in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
McCluster started all 16 games at wide receiver for the 2010 season, recording 57 catches for 793 yards and six touchdowns. He also returned kicks during his time with the Titans, averaging 25.8 yards per return.
McCluster entered the league as a wideout but was asked to return kicks during training camp in 2010 because of Robin Houston's injury. The Titans decided to keep him instead of an undrafted free agent named Corey Davis who had a great college career at Vanderbilt. That decision turned out to be good because before he got hurt, Houston actually broke his leg during a preseason game vs the Steelers.
The following year, McCluster again started all 16 games at wide receiver for the 2011 season, recording 52 catches for 677 yards and four touchdowns. He also returned kicks during his time with the Titans, averaging 26.5 yards per return.
2021 2018 Baltimore Ravens 2017 Kansas City Chiefs Clemson Tigers football: Sammy Watkins (Dates) signed the Los Angeles Rams in 2014. He spent his first three seasons with the Rams, catching 180 passes for 2,625 yards and 20 touchdowns before being traded to the Bills prior to the 2017 season. Watkins joined a Buffalo team that had several wide receivers start over him, but he still managed to catch 65 passes for 908 yards and six touchdowns.
Watkins started his college career at Clemson before leaving school after one season to enter the 2013 NFL Draft. The Rams selected him with the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. After three seasons with the Rams, in which he caught 180 passes for 2,625 yards and 20 touchdowns, Watkins was traded to the Bills prior to the 2017 season. He played two games for the Bills, catching five passes for 88 yards and a touchdown before injuring his knee on September 25, 2017. He returned the following week against the Dolphins but was held out of action again with a head injury. The Bills released him following the season.
Watkins returned to school for one more season before entering the 2019 NFL Draft. He ended up getting picked fourth by the Chiefs in this year's draft.
1992 1983 Minnesota Vikings The 49ers of San Francisco Roger Craig/Dates joined the group. He made five appearances as a defensive back. In 1993, he finished with 21 interceptions, which was good for second on the team behind Eric Wright who had 22 picks.
Craig was drafted by the Vikings in the first round (sixth overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft. He played four seasons for the Vikings, finishing with 105 interceptions, which is more than any other player in franchise history. After his time in Minnesota, he had two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and one season with the Oakland Raiders before retiring.
He returned to Nebraska for two seasons after ending his career with the Vikings. He started both games at free safety for the Cornhuskers in 1994 and 1995. His brother Jeff also played for the Huskers during that time period. The two brothers were sometimes referred to as "The Twin Towers" because of their size (6 feet 3 inches and over 200 pounds respectively).
After graduating from Nebraska, Roger entered the NFL draft again. This time he was taken by the Green Bay Packers in the first round (eleventh overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft.