Las Vegas (AP) — Former Buffalo Bills quarterback J.P. Losman signed
Tuesday with the Las Vegas franchise in the United Football League,
which kicks off its first season in October.
Losman, a first-round draft pick in 2004 out of Tulane, is the most notable player to sign with the fledgling UFL so far.
United Football League is providing me with the opportunity to play the
sport I love at a high level and for that, I am extremely grateful,"
said Losman. "I am excited to get back out onto the field and represent
Las Vegas during the league's first season."
Losman spent five
seasons with the Bills after being selected 22nd overall in the draft.
He played 42 games and passed for 6,211 yards with 33 touchdown passes
and 34 interceptions.
In 2007, his 63.43 completion percentage was the fourth-single best in team history.
have followed J.P.'s career since his early days with Buffalo where he
impressed me with his raw talent, passing accuracy and on-field
competitiveness," said Las Vegas coach Jim Fassel, who took the New
York Giants to the Super Bowl after the 2000 season. "J.P. has all the
attributes of a great professional quarterback and I am truly looking
forward to working with him."