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Johnson was waived by the Bears on Tuesday.
Analysis: Johnson signed with the Bears at the start of training camp but was unable to secure a spot on the team's initial 53-man roster.
Aug 31, 2021 9:57 PM EST
The Bears signed Johnson on Wednesday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.
Analysis: Johnson spent time in Jacksonville earlier this offseason, and prior to that he'd logged two seasons in Dallas. Now with the Bears, Johnson can continue competing for a chance to make his NFL debut.
Jul 29, 2021 1:01 PM EST
Johnson was waived by the Jaguars on Friday, John Shipley of SI.com reports.
Analysis: Johnson has yet to appear in an NFL game. He joined the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and spent two seasons with the organization before being waived and claimed by the Jaguars in March. Laquon Treadwell was signed in a corresponding move.
Jun 18, 2021 7:34 AM EST
Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on Saturday, John Shipley of SI.com reports.
Analysis: Johnson was waived by the Cowboys on Friday but was able to find a new home just one day later. An undrafted free agent out of Toledo in 2018, Johnson has yet to make his NFL debut in regular-season action
Mar 20, 2021 4:28 PM EST
The Cowboys waived Johnson on Friday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: While Johnson was placed on the Cowboys' reserve/future list, it looks like he didn't flash enough promise to keep his spot. Johnson created momentum during the 2019 preseason, but after injuring his shoulder, he was unable to make his official NFL debut. The undrafted free agent out of Toledo will need to continue advancing his skills in order to secure a spot on a team's 53-man roster.
Mar 19, 2021 1:36 PM EST
Johnson signed a contract with the Cowboys on Monday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Johnson will join the Cowboys' reserves/future list for the 2021 season after spending time on the practice squad. The receiver last looked hopeful during the 2019 preseason before injuring his shoulder. Johnson will hopefully play a depth wideout role during his 2021-season debut.
Jan 4, 2021 12:42 PM EST
The Cowboys signed Johnson to the practice squad Sunday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Johnson spent the entire 2019 season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury after a solid rookie training camp, but he was unable to secure a spot on the final roster this season. He's one of two wide receivers -- Aaron Parker being the other -- on Dallas' practice squad to begin the year.
Sep 9, 2020 7:30 PM EST
Johnson was waived by the Cowboys on Saturday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning Newsreports.
Analysis: Johnson missed time during training camp after landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but it never made sense from a roster construction standpoint to see him make the Cowboys 53-man roster. Expect the undrafted rookie to once again participate on the team's practice squad.
Sep 5, 2020 9:25 AM EST
Johnson has been activated from the Cowboys' reserve/COVID-19 list.
Analysis: Johnson, who spent last season on IR with an arm/shoulder issue, will now look to build off the momentum he built last summer prior to his injury. The 6-foot, 192-pounder is among the players looking to secure a depth wideout role with Dallas behind roster locks Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb.
Aug 9, 2020 10:09 AM EST
It has been confirmed that Johnson does indeed have COVID-19, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Johnson was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday, but it was unclear if he officially had it or had just been in contact with somebody infected. Now that the illness has been confirmed, the second-year pass catcher will need to self-quarantine and subsequently test negative before being able to return to the field. He showed some nice flashes during the 2019 preseason before a shoulder injury prematurely ended his rookie campaign.
Jul 27, 2020 4:48 PM EST
The Cowboys placed Johnson (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The move doesn't necessarily indicate that Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19, as players who have had contact with another individual who tested positive are also automatically placed on the temporary IR category. When he receives medical clearance to return to practice, Johnson will work to build on the impressive preseason he enjoyed last August, before a shoulder injury prematurely ended his rookie campaign.
Jul 26, 2020 4:58 PM EST
Johnson (shoulder) is competing for a depth spot on the 53-man roster, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Analysis: Johnson enjoyed an impressive training camp in Dallas last season after going undrafted out of Toledo, but an ill-timed preseason shoulder injury ended his rookie campaign prematurely. If the 6-foot-0, 192-pound sophomore wideout is again able to capitalize on his offseason opportunities, he could make another case to secure a position on the 53-man roster. As a speedster who makes up for unremarkable athleticism with solid route running, showing well on special teams would further assist Johnson's chances of making the team.
Jun 28, 2020 2:58 PM EST
The Cowboys placed Johnson (shoulder) on injured reserve Saturday, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Johnson suffered the injury in the team's preseason finale. The undrafted free agent made a big impression during camp and had a legit shot at landing on the final 53-man roster before injuring his shoulder. Unfortunately, his season has come to a premature end he and Dallas reach an injury settlement once his health allows a return.
Aug 31, 2019 11:36 AM EST
Johnson sustained a shoulder injury in Thursday's preseason matchup with Tampa Bay and has been ruled out for the remainder of the contest, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: It's unclear how long after Thursday that Johnson will be sidelined with the injury. The injury certainly doesn't come at a good time, as the undrafted rookie out of Toledo tries to battle for a roster spot despite dropping three passes between the Cowboys' second and third preseason games and seemingly falling behind a bit in the depth chart.
Aug 29, 2019 6:57 PM EST
Johnson has dropped three passes through two preseason games, and he appears to have fallen behind more experienced wide receivers like Devin Smith on the depth chart, Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: The undrafted rookie free agent out of Toledo had some big days in training camp where his speed and route-running stood out, but if Johnson can't hang onto the ball when it matters, his athleticism won't help him much. He remains a long shot to make the Cowboys' initial 53-man roster, but he could be ticketed for the practice squad if the team feels his issues are correctable.
Aug 21, 2019 6:44 AM EST
Johnson has seen reps with the first-team offense in the absence of Amari Cooper (heel) and been tried out as a punt returner, and the undrafted free agent appears to be a serious candidate to win a spot on the 53-man roster, John Owning of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: He's had some issues with drops during camp, but the Toledo product has flashed his field-stretching speed on multiple occasions and also shown the ability to get open on shorter routes. Even if he makes the Week 1 roster, Johnson would need injuries ahead of him on the WR depth chart to make a fantasy impact this season, but the Cowboys may have unearthed another UDFA gem to polish.
Aug 8, 2019 9:58 AM EST
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