Juwan Johnson

Juwan Johnson

Wide Receiver #83
Team: New Orleans Saints
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 231 lb.
Born:September 13, 1996
Drafted:2020 / UDFA

Juwan Johnson: Minimally involved in 2020

Johnson caught four passes for 39 yards in his first NFL season.

Analysis: The rookie out of Oregon barely saw the field in his inaugural campaign, and it will be difficult to project him for much more usage in his second season. Johnson produced his minimal numbers despite multiple injuries in the Saints' receiving corps throughout the season. If Michael Thomas, Deonte Harris, Tre'Quan Smith, and Emmanuel Sanders can remain healthy in 2021, there will be even more limited targets up for grabs.

January 30, 2021 3:56 PM EST

Juwan Johnson: Sitting out Sunday

Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's wild-card game against the Bears.

Analysis: Johnson played in each of the final five regular-season games, but he and Austin Carr will serve as healthy scratches for the first round of playoffs. Lil'Jordan Humphrey, who was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, will add depth behind Michael Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Deonte Harris and Marquez Callaway.

January 10, 2021 12:22 PM EST

Juwan Johnson: Season-high four targets

Johnson was held without a catch on four targets in the Saints' 32-29 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: For the third week in a row, Johnson saw action on the active roster, and he drew a season-high four targets in Sunday's loss. Even with increased opportunities, Johnson won't be on the fantasy radar when New Orleans takes on Minnesota in Week 16.

December 21, 2020 1:05 PM EST

Juwan Johnson: Bumps to active roster

The Saints signed Johnson to the active roster from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Johnson looks set to see action in a third straight contest of the season, and his fifth game overall. He had one catch for 11 yards against the Eagles last weekend, but with Michael Thomas (ankle) now on IR, it's conceivable that New Orleans' depth wideouts could get more opportunities.

December 19, 2020 1:45 PM EST

Juwan Johnson: Active roster stint short-lived

Johnson reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Johnson only saw five snaps on the offensive side for New Orleans in Week 14, but he hauled in his lone target for an 11-yard gain. The rest of the Oregon product's involvement came on special teams, where he collected nine snaps. If Deonte Harris (neck) returns to the receiving corps Week 15, it would reduce Johnson's likelihood of carving out a gameday role.

December 14, 2020 5:16 PM EST

Juwan Johnson: Back with active roster

The Saints elevated Johnson to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Johnson is being called up for the fourth time this season. Over the previous three games, Johnson caught just one pass for a five-yard gain. He'll add depth in Sunday's matchup against the Eagles.

December 12, 2020 3:54 PM EST

Juwan Johnson: Headed to practice squad

Johnson reverted back to New Orlean's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Johnson was on the field for 20 offensive snaps and 13 on special teams, but he failed to record a catch. This marked the third game he's played in this season.

December 7, 2020 7:46 PM EST

Juwan Johnson: Rises from practice squad

The Saints elevated Johnson from the practice squad Saturday, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Marquez Callaway (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, and Deonte Harris (neck) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons. In turn, the Saints elevated both Johnson and Tommylee Lewis to the active roster to pad their depth at wide receiver. Johnson has suited up twice this season, recording one reception over 77 snaps on offense.

December 5, 2020 2:30 PM EST

Juwan Johnson: Sent back to practice squad

Johnson reverted to New Orleans' practice squad Monday after recording one catch for five yards during Sunday's 26-23 overtime win against the Bears, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Johnson's workload was certainly encouraging, as the 24-year-old led all Saints skill-position players in fielding 64 of 74 offensive snaps. His three targets were also tied for fourth most on the team, but New Orleans may be getting some of its perimeter weapons back this week in a road trip to Tampa Bay -- most notably, Michael Thomas (hamstring), who has potential to make his first appearance since the season opener after logging limited practice sessions Thursday and Friday of last week.

November 2, 2020 5:48 PM EST

Juwan Johnson: Adds depth at receiver

The Saints elevated Johnson to the active roster Saturday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: Johnson, Austin Carr and Tommylee Lewis were all added to the Saints' active roster Saturday, as the team prepares to face the Bears on Sunday without Michael Thomas (hamstring), Marquez Callaway (ankle) or Emmanuel Sanders (COVID-19). Johnson wasn't targeted over 13 offensive snaps last week, but his role could grow against the Bears with Callway out of the picture. Pinpointing one receiver to dominate seems like a fool's errand, though.

October 31, 2020 3:42 PM EST

Juwan Johnson: Dips back down to practice squad

Johnson reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The Oregon product made his first career NFL appearance during Sunday's 27-24 win against the Panthers, fielding 19 percent of the offensive snaps with both Michael Thomas (hamstring/ankle) and Emmanuel Sanders (reserve/COVID-19 list) inactive for Week 7. Johnson did not garner a single target, however, as Marquez Callaway, Tre'Quan Smith and Deonte Harris picked up most of the slack at wide receiver.

October 26, 2020 4:28 PM EST

Juwan Johnson: Elevates from practice roster

The Saints elevated Johnson to the active roster Saturday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: The undrafted rookie out of Oregon is in line for his NFL debut. He gets the call because Michael Thomas (ankle/hamstring) and Emmanuel Sanders (COVID-19 list) won't suit up Sunday, so he'll add depth at wide receiver. In his senior collegiate season, Johnson posted a 30-467-4 line over eight games.

October 25, 2020 7:23 AM EST

Juwan Johnson: Clears waivers

Johnson cleared waivers Sunday and signed with the Saints' practice squad.

Analysis: Johnson spent the entire training camp in New Orleans after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent, but he couldn't make the 53-man roster. He's one of three wide receivers on the Saints' practice squad.

September 9, 2020 4:28 PM EST

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