Johnny Holton

Johnny Holton

Wide Receiver #16
Team:Pittsburgh
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 190 lb.
College:Cincinnati
Age:27
Born:August 22, 1991
Drafted:2016 / UDFA

Johnny Holton: Signing with Steelers

Holton signed a contract with the Steelers on Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Holton found a new team just five days after being cut by the Eagles. Before Philly, the Cincinnati product couldn't stay in Oakland consistently over the last three seasons, but appeared in 31 games between 2016 and 2017, catching 11 passes for 252 yards.

May 13, 2019 10:25 AM EST

Johnny Holton: Let go by Eagles

Holton was released by the Eagles on Wednesday, Geoff Mosher of 97.5 The Fanatic Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Holton latched on with Philly this past winter on a reserve/future contract but is now being let go, presumably in the name of roster space as the Eagles prepare to sign undrafted free agents ahead of this week's rookie minicamp. Holton appeared in 31 games for the Raiders from 2016 through 2017 and caught 11 total passes for 252 yards (22.9 YPR) on 21 targets (12.0 YPT).

May 8, 2019 2:06 PM EST

Johnny Holton: Signs futures deal with Eagles

Holton signed a futures contract with Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Analysis: Holton appeared in one game for the Raiders this season, playing 10 snaps and not recording a catch. He spent much of the season on Oakland's practice squad and will look to carve out a role as a depth receiver and special teams player on the Eagles' active roster in 2019.

January 15, 2019 1:57 PM EST

Johnny Holton: Back with Oakland's practice squad

Holton re-signed with the Raiders' practice squad Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Analysis: Holton was waived Monday to make room for tight end Darren Waller, but now finds his way back to the practice squad. The Cincinnati product was activated ahead of Sunday's loss to the Ravens -- a game in which he logged 10 offensive snaps. In a corresponding move, the Raiders also signed edge defender James Cowser to the practice squad.

November 28, 2018 12:30 PM EST

Johnny Holton: Let go by Oakland

Holton was waived by the Raiders on Monday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Analysis: Holton was waived by the Raiders to make room for tight end Darren Waller on the 53-man roster. The 27-year-old was promoted from the practice squad last week, but has ultimately been cut after playing only 10 offensive snaps during Sunday's loss to the Ravens. If Holton goes unclaimed on waivers, he'll be free to search for a depth role elsewhere in the league.

November 26, 2018 2:46 PM EST

Johnny Holton: Promoted from practice squad

The Raiders signed Holton off their practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Holton has spent the entire 2018 season on Oakland's practice squad, and will now see an opportunity to earn snaps on the 53-man roster following injuries to Jordy Nelson (knee), Martavis Bryant (knee) and Dwayne Harris (chest). The 2016 undrafted free agent is likely to see a limited amount of offensive targets, and will attempt to use his 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame to make the most of them. Holton notably spent a brief stint on the Raiders' practice squad as a converted cornerback, and could conceivably put his versatility to use on special teams.

November 21, 2018 2:43 PM EST

Johnny Holton: Getting work as defensive back

Holton is taking some reps at the defensive back position Thursday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Holton's time in the Colt's practice squad could revolve around a potential transition from wideout to cornerback. The position change makes some sense, given Holton's impressive speed and trouble with drops, but it remains to be seen whether the third-year pro will thrive at the defensive back position. If Holton can offer usage as a depth piece in addition to special teams, it could increase his chances of sticking to a 53-man roster down the road.

September 13, 2018 12:18 PM EST

Johnny Holton: Joins Colts practice squd

Holton landed on the Colts' practice squad Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Analysis: Holton was waived by the Raiders last week. He went unclaimed and has now found a new home on the Colts' 10-man practice squad. The third-year receiver will now look to make an impression and earn a spot on the 53-man roster if an opportunity opens up.

September 11, 2018 4:57 PM EST

Johnny Holton: Waived by Raiders

Holton was waived by the Raiders on Monday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Analysis: In a corresponding move, the Raiders signed veteran Brandon LaFell on Monday after he was by the Bengals over the weekend. Holton was farther down on the Raiders' depth chart but would have played an important role on special teams, given his coverage abilities. He'll now look to sign to a team or practice squad in need of receiver depth.

September 3, 2018 9:23 PM EST

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