Johnson leaving NFL for ESPN post


NEW YORK -- Pro Bowl football player Keyshawn Johnson is retiring from the NFL to join ESPN as a studio analyst, the network said Wednesday. Johnson will appear on "Sunday NFL Countdown" and "Monday Night Countdown" plus contribute columns to and appear on ESPN Radio, ESPN said. Johnson spent last year with the Carolina Panthers and has been a guest analyst on ESPN's 2007 NFL Draft coverage. The former New York Jets top draft pick played for the Jets from 1996 to 1999 as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers. He went to the Pro Bowl three times and was part of the Buccaneers' Super Bowl win.