Johnny Stanton

Johnny Stanton

Running Back #48
Team: Cleveland Browns
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 245 lb.
College:None
Age:26
Born:September 7, 1994
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Johnny Stanton: Agrees to future contract

Stanton signed a reserve/future contract with the Browns on Tuesday, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Stanton made his NFL debut in 2020, recording 21 total snaps without a touch. Fellow fullback Andy Janovich is under contract for another season, so Stanton is a long shot to make the roster in 2021.

January 19, 2021 11:31 AM EST

Johnny Stanton: Returns to practice squad

Stanton returned to the Browns' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction report.

Analysis: Stanton failed to record a stat across his 12 offensive and nine special teams snaps. Should starting fullback Andy Janovich remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list, look for Stanton to get another start Sunday in Jacksonville.

November 23, 2020 7:55 PM EST

Johnny Stanton: Elevated by Browns

Stanton has officially been promoted to the Browns' active roster, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Stanton has been called up from the practice squad to fill in for Andy Janovich (reserve/COVID-19 list) at full back and make his NFL debut. He is expected to primarily contribute as a blocker out of the backfield.

November 21, 2020 9:57 AM EST

Johnny Stanton: Could be active Week 11

Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski mentioned Stanton as a potential replacement for Andy Janovich (reserve/COVID-19 list) in Week 11's game against the Eagles, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Janovich was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, but he still has time to pass thresholds and play Sunday. Stefanski mentioned multiple options should Janovich be sidelined. "Without Andy, you have to look at the tight end room, you have to look at potentially elevating (FB) Johnny Stanton (from the practice squad) and you look at using a halfback there. Those are things that we are talking about doing." Stanton has yet to appear in an NFL game and spent the last two seasons on the roster fringes with the Vikings, where Stefanski became familiar with him.

November 18, 2020 7:12 PM EST

Johnny Stanton: Inks deal with Cleveland

Stanton signed a reserve/future contract with the Browns on Tuesday.

Analysis: Stanton spent the part of the 2019 season on the Vikings' practice squad, but he never elevated to the active roster because C.J. Ham stayed healthy. The Browns don't currently have another fullback on their roster, but there's no guarantee they'll retain Stanton for the 2020 campaign.

January 28, 2020 12:40 PM EST

Johnny Stanton: Let go from practice squad

The Vikings cut Stanton from their practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Stanton still hasn't suited up in a regular-season NFL game after injuring his knee during the 2018 preseason and landing on injured reserve. The 25-year-old fullback has been unable to get promoted after a couple weeks on the Vikings' practice squad, which is partially attributed to how well C.J. Ham has played.

December 10, 2019 1:04 PM EST

Johnny Stanton: Joins practice squad in Minnesota

Stanton was signed to the Vikings' practice squad Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

Analysis: A serious knee injury forced Stanton to spend the entirety of his 2018 campaign on IR, having been carted off the field during the Vikings' preseason tilt against the Jaguars last year. The former UNLV quarterback has since returned to full health and will rejoin the Vikings' organization as a member of the practice squad.

November 26, 2019 3:32 PM EST

Johnny Stanton: Waived off IR

Stanton (lower leg) was waived from the Vikings' injured reserve list Friday, according to the league's official transaction log.

Analysis: Stanton spent the entire 2018 season on IR due to an unspecified leg injury that required him to be carted him off the field during Minnesota's preseason game against Jacksonville. It's not clear if the fullback is recovered at this stage, but he's immediately free to sign a contract with any another organization outside of Minneapolis upon clearing waivers.

January 25, 2019 2:54 PM EST

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