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Pitt LB Kylan Johnson Signs with Miami Dolphins



Kylan Johnson started his college career in the state of Florida with the University of Florida and that’s where he’ll begin his journey in the NFL.

The former Pitt linebacker has signed as an undrafted free with the Miami Dolphins, the Pitt football program announced on Sunday.

Johnson (6-foot-2, 230 pounds) transferred to Pitt before last season and made an immediate impact on the defense, collecting 30 solo tackles along with 6.5 quarterback sacks and two forced fumbles. Prior to arriving at Pitt, Johnson played three season with the Florida Gators where he combined for 35 solo tackles and one sack.

It’s the second straight season that a former Pitt defensive standout signs on with the Dolphins, as defensive end Dewayne Hendrix joined them as an undrafted free agent last year before coming back to Pittsburgh signing this off-season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Johnson is now the fourth Pitt player to officially join an NFL team since yesterday joining cornerback Dane Jackson, wide receiver Maurice Ffrench and tight end Nakia Griffin-Stewart. It’s likely that defensive tackle Amir Watts and wide receiver Aaron Mathews will sign on as undrafted free agents in the very near future.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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