J.R. Redmond – New England Patriots (2001)
Another member of the rotating cast of running backs that New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick’s always-rotating stable of running backs, J.R. Redmond was a third-round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. While he had a semi-passable rookie season in 2000 (running for 406 yards on only 125 attempts), he was basically a non-factor for the Patriots after that.
In 2001, Redmond had only 35 carries — which was even less rushing attempts than Tom Brady had — and only caught 21 passes (so it wasn’t like he was some pass-catching specialist). Believe it or not, his stats actually went down the following season in New England, after which he was released by the team.
Rob Johnson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002)
There was once a time that the Buffalo Bills were so intrigued by Rob Johnson that they sent a first and fourth round draft pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars to bring Johnson to Buffalo. That clearly didn’t work out so well. After losing out to Doug Flutie while with the Bills, Johnson spent one year in Tampa Bay backing up veteran Brad Johnson in 2002, which just so happened to be the year that the Tampa Bay won their first — and only — Super Bowl championship.
While Rob Johnson did get to play in a couple of games that year, he threw only one interception and two touchdowns in those two appearances. Johnson spent one more season in the NFL bouncing between two NFL teams, before he was finally out of the league for good.