The Mountain Lions added former Sacramento State quarterback Jeff Fleming and four other players to their roster, the team announced Thursday, increasing the number of players in training camp to 61.
The Mountain Lions must reduce to 54 players before the season-opener Sept. 28 at Raley Field against the Omaha Nighthawks.
Last season, Fleming led the Hornets to a 29-28 upset over Oregon State in Corvallis in which he completed 22 of 25 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns.
In his seven starts in 2011, he completed 105 of 193 passes with seven touchdowns. In 2010, he set a Sacramento State single-season record with 23 touchdown passes and he passed for 2,044 yards.
Also in camp for the Mountain Lions are NFL veteran quarterback Josh Johnson and returning running back John David Washington.
Johnson, who played four seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and signed with the 49ers in March before being cut last month, is expected to be the starting quarterback.
Washington, the son of Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, returns for his fourth season with the Mountain Lions.
The Mountain Lions play three other home games this season: Oct. 10 vs. Las Vegas, Nov. 2 vs. Virginia and Nov. 7 vs. Las Vegas.
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