In a move that had been speculated by TheRanchReport.com for the last two months, the Dallas Cowboys released wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Tuesday.
By cutting ties with the former No. 1 overall pick in the draft, Dallas avoided paying him a $1 million roster bonus.
The move also opens the door even more for a possible run at Terrell Owens, who was released earlier today by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Johnson, 33, caught 71 passes for 839 yards and six touchdowns last year in Dallas. Those numbers were remarkably similar to what he did in 2004 (70 catches, 981 yards, six TDs) with one notable exception: he caught 15 passes of 20-yards-plus in 2004, and just seven last year.
Before his release, Johnson reportedly wanted a one-year contract extension with the Cowboys. He was scheduled to make $1.5 million this upcoming season.
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