When he’s an old man, Jaymar Johnson can tell his grandkids he once got dumped to make room for Brett Favre. Today the receiver was placed on the waived/injured list, and Favre was officially promoted to the active roster.
Those stories for the grandkids are down the road though. Today, Jaymar is just another marginal NFL player without a team.
Sadly for Johnson, an injury contributed to his becoming odd-man-out in the roster shuffle. The receiver broke his thumb being tackled during a punt return on Saturday, and will reportedly need surgery that will keep him out 6-8 weeks.
As crappy as this is for Jaymar, I’m sure guys like Logan Payne, Marko Mitchell and Taye Biddle aren’t shedding any tears. One of those three now looks to have the inside track on nailing down the 5th receiver spot. Payne would appear to be the front-runner after his performance Saturday night.
Oh, and now those guys get a chance to play with Brett Favre too. More stories for more grandkids.