The Bills announced the signing of undrafted free agent safety Brett Johnson from the University of California. Johnson has the kind of athleticism that makes him very worthy of long-range prospect status. He played mostly special teams early in his career at Cal but started nine games as a junior and 12 of 13 games as a senior. He had one interception in 2009.
He set a Cal record for football players in the vertical jump with a leap of 42 feet, six inches in his pro-day workout. He also had an impressive long jump of 10 feet, 9 inches. Only one free-safety prospect in the draft did better in either category. That was Tennessee's Eric Berry, who was picked fifth overall by Kansas City in the first round. Berry had a 43-inch vertical jump and a 10-10 long jump. Johnson is the last of 15 undrafted rookies to agree to terms with the Bills. Buffalo's minicamp for rookies and first-year players will be held Friday through Sunday.