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Collin Johnson

New York Giants
Wide Receiver #19
New York Giants
Wide Receiver #19

Collin Johnson News

Sidelined Thursday

Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game at Washington, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Johnson was a roster casualty of the Jaguars on cut-down day, but he found a new home in New York one day later. Still, he's only been with the team a little more than two weeks, and the Giants' receiving corps is healthy, so he'll remain in street clothes for a second straight game.

Sep 16, 2021 4:02 PM EST

Lands with G-Men

The Giants claimed Johnson off waivers from the Jaguars on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Johnson's release was a minor surprise after he'd earned some playing time late in his rookie season. The 2020 fifth-round pick is one of the league's tallest wideouts at 6-6, providing some size for a WR corps that doesn't have much of it behind Kenny Golladay. Even so, Johnson will need to impress on the practice field to keep his roster spot, hoping to work his way up the depth chart eventually. The Giants have struggled to keep their wide receivers healthy all summer, but the key guys appear tentatively on track for Week 1.

Sep 1, 2021 9:37 AM EST

Let go by Jaguars

The Jaguars have waived Johnson.

Analysis: The move comes as something of a surprise, and it remains to be seen if Johnson is claimed by another team. Following the Jaguars' initial cuts, DJ Chark, Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault are entrenched as Jacksonville's top three wideouts, and it looks like the team plans to shuffled the deck depth-wise beyond that trio.

Aug 31, 2021 1:03 PM EST

Quiet in preseason finale

Johnson didn't catch either of his two targets during Sunday's preseason win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Johnson encouragingly saw some action with Trevor Lawrence and the first-team offense Sunday, though he also played with the third-stringers during the second half with Jake Luton at quarterback. The 23-year-old receiver has seemingly been unable to separate himself throughout camp despite the absence of DJ Chark (finger), while Marvin Jones (shoulder) and Laviska Shenault clearly entrenched themselves as Jacksonville's top available wideouts. Johnson finished the preseason catching two of five targets for 24 yards and a touchdown. Chark is expected to be ready for Week 1 against the Texans, so Johnson is unlikely to be fantasy relevant to open the season even if he's able to take the No. 4 spot on the depth chart.

Aug 30, 2021 5:41 AM EST

Secures touchdown Monday

Johnson caught his lone target for a 24-yard touchdown during Monday's preseason game against the Saints.

Analysis: Johnson played 23 offensive snaps and saw his only production of the contest come late in the fourth quarter with C.J. Beathard helming the offense. Johnson hasn't produced much through two preseason games, as he has now caught two of three targets for 24 yards and a touchdown while playing 71 offensive snaps. With DJ Chark (finger) still sidelined after undergoing surgery in early August, it's a bit concerning Johnson isn't working with either the first- or second-team offense in preseason action while fighting for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart.

Aug 24, 2021 9:53 AM EST

One catch Saturday

Johnson caught one of two targets for zero yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Browns.

Analysis: Johnson played 48 offensive snaps to lead Jacksonville's wideouts, but he didn't find much involvement in the offense during the preseason opener. The 23-year-old is attempting to secure the No. 4 spot on the depth chart and is dealing with a revamped group of wide receivers. Josh Hammond and Tavon Austin were the only depth receivers for the Jaguars to eclipse 20 receiving yards in the contest.

Aug 16, 2021 6:44 AM EST

Meshing with Lawrence

Johnson played well during Saturday's scrimmage and was a favorite target of quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Ashlyn Sullivan of the Jaguars' official site reports

Analysis: Johnson caught a pair of touchdowns and also had three straight receptions on another drive as he's clearly established an early rapport with the rookie signal-caller. The second-year wideout opened camp No. 4 on the depth chart, but an opportunity may have opened up after DJ Chark recently underwent surgery to address a hairline fracture in his finger. Chark is expected to be available for the season opener Sept. 12 in Houston, but it should still provide Johnson more opportunities to work with the starting offense during the preseason. Johnson totaled only 272 receiving yards as a rookie last year, but he flashed his potential with eight catches for 162 yards and a touchdowns in Weeks 12 and 13. He's unlikely to have much fantasy relevance if Chark, Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault are able to play, but Johnson could be in prime position to step up should the opportunity arise during the regular season.

Aug 9, 2021 7:32 AM EST

Drops on depth chart

Johnson (hamstring) is poised to enter camp as Jacksonville's No. 4 wideout after the signing of Marvin Jones, John Shipley of reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old came on strong during the second half of 2020 before the hamstring injury sidelined him for the final two weeks of the season, but he won't begin camp in line for a significant role. Johnson, a 2020 fifth-round pick, flashed his potential with eight catches for 162 yards and one touchdown between Weeks 12 and 13 last year, but he was never a likely bet to open 2021 as the team's No. 3 wide receiver. He still figures to be involved in the offense, but Jones, DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault should start out as the Jaguars top wideouts.

Apr 12, 2021 12:41 AM EST

Heads to IR

Johnson (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: Johnson had previously been ruled out for the season finale, but he'll officially shift to IR as the Jaguars signed Terry Godwin to the active roster in a corresponding transaction.

Jan 2, 2021 2:25 PM EST

Not suiting up in finale

Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone ruled Johnson (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Colts, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: The hamstring injury will cost Johnson the final two games of his rookie season, but before getting hurt, the 23-year-old likely did enough to lock up a regular spot in Jacksonville's receiver rotation entering 2021. Over his 14 appearances this season, Johnson hauled in 18 of 31 targets for 272 yards and two touchdowns.

Dec 30, 2020 6:42 AM EST

Ruled out for Sunday

Johnson (hamstring) will not play Week 16 against Chicago, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Johnson logged his third straight DNP on Friday, eliminating his chance of suiting up Sunday. The rookie receiver has tailed off since tallying four catches for 96 yards and a touchdown Week 12 versus Cleveland, but his absence this weekend will affect the Jaguars' depth at wideout. Chris Conley figures to see more snaps in Johnson's stead.

Dec 25, 2020 10:19 AM EST

Doesn't practice Thursday

Johnson (hamstring) did not participate during the Jaguars' practice session Thursday.

Analysis: The rookie wideout's Week 16 status stands in question, after he exited last Sunday's loss to the Ravens with his hamstring injury. Given a pair of subsequent practice DNPs Wednesday and Thursday, Johnson is seemingly in danger of missing his first game action of 2020. The Texas product has posted 11 catches for 203 yards and a touchdown over his past four appearances, boosted largely by a four-catch, 96-yard performance Dec. 6 against Minnesota.

Dec 24, 2020 4:45 PM EST

Sits out practice

Johnson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Michael DiRocco of reports.

Analysis: The rookie fifth-round pick was forced out of Sunday's loss to the Ravens due to a hamstring issue, so it's worrying to see him sidelined at practice. John Shipley of reports that didn't express optimism about Johnson's chances of playing Week 16. Chris Conley would stand to handle increased snaps if Johnson misses Sunday's upcoming home game against the Bears.

Dec 23, 2020 2:20 PM EST

Exits with hamstring injury

Johnson is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Ravens due to a hamstring injury, Michael DiRocco of reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old was responsible for Jacksonville's only catch of the first quarter with an eight-yard reception, but he was forced to exit due to the injury. Chris Conley will see increased work as the team's No. 4 wideout if Johnson cannot retake the field.

Dec 20, 2020 10:38 AM EST

Garners three targets

Johnson caught two of three targets for 33 yards during Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: The rookie fifth-round pick had eight receptions for 162 yards and a touchdown over the previous two contests, but he received only three targets during Sunday's blowout defeat. Even with Jacksonville trailing all day, Johnson played only 19 of 71 offensive snaps and remains clearly behind DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault and Keelan Cole on the depth chart.

Dec 14, 2020 11:57 AM EST

Leading receiver again in OT loss

Johnson caught four of six targets for 66 yards and also hauled in a two-point conversion in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Johnson led the Jaguars in receiving yards for the second straight game, and his game-tying two-point conversion with 1:08 remaining sent this one to overtime. The rookie fifth-round pick's role in Jacksonville's offense is growing down the stretch, and he'll benefit from a favorable Week 14 matchup against the struggling Titans secondary.

Dec 6, 2020 3:53 PM EST

Leads receiving corps in defeat

Johnson caught four of eight targets for 96 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 27-25 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: The rookie fifth-round pick received his first start with DJ Chark (ribs) and Chris Conley (hip) inactive Sunday, and he made his biggest impact during the second quarter with a 46-yard touchdown reception. Even discounting the long score, Johnson's additional seven targets and 50 receiving yards still would have led the team. He entered Week 12 with only seven catches and 69 yards and his specific role in the offense figures to hinge on the health of Chark going forward, but it seems likely Johnson has earned a larger opportunity after the breakout performance.

Nov 29, 2020 2:05 PM EST

Draws first career start

Johnson is slated to start alongside Laviska Shenault and Keelan Cole at wide receiver Sunday against the Browns, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: For at least this week, the rookie fifth-round pick is poised to have a regular spot in three-wideout sets with DJ Chark (ribs) and Chris Conley (hip) inactive for the contest. Since drawing a career-high four targets Week 5 in Houston, Johnson has only garnered three looks in the passing game over Jacksonville's subsequent five games. The absences of Shenault and Cole should create more opportunities for Johnson, and the Jacksonville passing game as a whole has nowhere to go but up under Week 12 starting quarterback Mike Glennon, who steps in for struggling rookie Jake Luton.

Nov 29, 2020 9:47 AM EST

No targets Sunday

Johnson wasn't targeted during Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: The rookie fifth-round pick had a strong Week 5 with three catches for 30 yards and a touchdown, but he has only two catches for 22 yards over the past five games. Johnson doesn't have a target in the last two games despite Laviska Shenault (hamstring) being unavailable.

Nov 24, 2020 5:48 PM EST

Will play against Steelers

Johnson (hamstring) is active Week 11 against Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Johnson has yet to see meaningful work on offense, as he's accumulated more special teams snaps than offensive ones in each of the last three games. Even though Laviska Shenault (hamstring) is inactive for the contest, the receiving corps will still presumably be led by DJ Chark, Keelan Cole and Chris Conley.

Nov 22, 2020 8:41 AM EST

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