CBS4 is reporting that Bill Parcells has reached out to Keyshawn Johnson about potentially joining the Miami Dolphins:
Alright. What isn't discussed here is if Keyshawn would be coming to the Dolphins as a player or as an assistant on Tony Sparano's staff. My guess would be as a player, but I won't make any assumptions.
If it is as a player, then this is certainly a HUGE deal. Johnson hasn't played since 2006, when he caught 70 passes for 815 yards and 4 touchdowns. Recently, it was reported by Chris Mortensen that the Panthers reached out to Keyshawn in the middle of 2007 after losing Maurice Stovall. Johnson responded to that report that by saying he enjoys his ESPN job but "is listening" to offers to come out of retirement.
Now, he'll be 36 in July, but is certainly a guy who I wouldn't mind seeing get a shot with this group in Miami come training camp. And with the respect Keyshawn has for Parcells, I wouldn't be shocked if this rumor did come to fruition.
Hat tip to John for e-mailing this story to me.