Tyron Johnson

Las Vegas Raiders
Wide Receiver #0
Las Vegas Raiders
Wide Receiver #0

Tyron Johnson News

Impressive with one catch

Johnson converted his only target into a 45-yard reception during the Raiders' 23-6 preseason win over the Patriots on Friday night.

Analysis: The 26-year-old, who's competing for a spot on the latter portion of the Raiders' receiver depth chart, made an impact on his one grab. Johnson notably logged a target before one of his primary competitors for a roster spot, Keenan Cole, although the latter put together a team-best 3-48 line on the night. It remains to be seen if Johnson has done enough to survive final cutdowns, but the speedster at least put something positive on film in his final chance to do so this preseason.

Aug 26, 2022 9:06 PM EST


Signed to active roster

The Raiders signed Johnson to their active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Johnson had been elevated from the Raiders' practice squad in each of the last four games, but he saw fairly minimal playing time. He'll continue to serve as depth at wide receiver in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Chargers.

Jan 8, 2022 2:08 PM EST



Back on Raiders' practice squad

Johnson reverted to the Las Vegas practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Johnson has been active in each of the Raiders' last four games. He played three snaps on offense and seven on special teams in Week 17, returning two kicks for a total of 43 yards.

Jan 3, 2022 9:50 PM EST


Back up to active roster

Johnson was elevated to the Raiders' active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Johnson played 18 offensive snaps in Week 17, but he's yet to record a target with the Raiders. The lanky wide receiver has largely been a disappointment since surprisingly being released by the Chargers this offseason.

Jan 1, 2022 2:57 PM EST


Reverts back to practice squad

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

Analysis: Johnson played 18 of the Raiders' 69 offensive snaps and five special-team snaps, but he didn't record any counting stats. The 25-year-old has appeared in three games for Las Vegas this season, but he hasn't garnered a target across 21 total offensive snaps.

Dec 28, 2021 12:31 PM EST



Gets elevated for Week 16

The Raiders elevated Johnson from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Johnson joined Las Vegas' practice squad in mid-November after spending the first half of the season in Jacksonville. Accounting for recent elevations, he's made seven appearances between the two teams, gathering in two of five targets for 16 yards and logging 41 offensive snaps versus 13 on special teams. Johnson likely is poised for more of the latter than the former Sunday against the Broncos.

Dec 25, 2021 8:13 PM EST


Back on practice squad

Johnson reverted to the Raiders' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Johnson played just two offensive snaps and four snaps on special teams in Monday's loss to the Raiders but didn't record any stats. Even if he returns to the active roster at some point, he'll likely continue to serve in a depth role.

Dec 22, 2021 7:19 AM EST


Up from practice squad

Johnson has been elevated from the Raiders' practice squad in advance of Monday's game against the Browns.

Analysis: Johnson will provide the Raiders' Week 15 wideout corps with some added depth behind Hunter Renfrow, Zay Jones, Bryan Edwards and DeSean Jackson. In that context, Johnson is off the fantasy radar until or unless he earns a steady role in the Las Vegas passing offense.

Dec 20, 2021 10:48 AM EST


Reverts back to practice squad

Johnson reverted to Las Vegas' practice squad Monday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Johnson played just one offensive snap during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. The second-year wideout has made six appearances this season -- spilt between Jacksonville and Las Vegas -- and has caught just two of his five targets for 16 yards. As a rookie with the Chargers last year, he caught 20 passes for 398 yards and three touchdowns.

Dec 13, 2021 4:30 PM EST


Promoted from practice squad

Johnson was elevated from the Raiders' practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Johnson joined the Raiders' practice squad on Nov. 18, just two days after being let go by the Jaguars. He appeared in 5 games with Jacksonville this season and 12 with the Chargers last season. The 25-year-old has 22 catches on 31 targets for 414 yards and 3 touchdowns across those 17 games. He'll look to provide depth in the Raiders' wide receiver group Sunday against the Chiefs.

Dec 11, 2021 5:07 PM EST


Joins Vegas' practice squad

Johnson was signed to the Raiders' practice squad Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Rapoport adds that Johnson has a chance to get called up to the main roster quickly, so there's a chance he could make his Raiders debut as soon as Sunday against the Bengals. Johnson has 22 catches for 414 yards and three touchdowns in 17 career games split between the Chargers and Jaguars.

Nov 18, 2021 11:22 AM EST


Let go by Jaguars

Johnson was waived by the Jaguars on Tuesday.

Analysis: Johnson only played in five games this year with the Jaguars and recorded two catches for 16 yards. The 25-year-old receiver had a productive year with the Chargers in 2020, recording 20 catches on 26 targets for 398 yards and three touchdowns across 12 games. Johnson has been primarily utilized as a deep-threat option and could continue to add value to a team in this role.

Nov 16, 2021 8:22 AM EST


Inactive Sunday

Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Analysis: Johnson played a season-high 13 offensive snaps and caught one of two targets for 10 yards during last week's loss to Seattle, but he won't be suiting up Sunday. Laquon Treadwill will be available as Jacksonville's depth wideout versus Buffalo.

Nov 7, 2021 9:19 AM EST


Two targets in loss

Johnson caught one of two targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 31-7 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Johnson played only 13 offensive snaps Sunday while Tavon Austin played 28 snaps as the No. 4 wideout. Marvin Jones, Jamal Agnew and Laviska Shenault appear entrenched as Jacksonville's top three wide receivers.

Nov 1, 2021 1:39 PM EST


Not playing in London

Johnson (coach's decision) is a healthy inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins in London, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Johnson will be in street clothes for the second straight week while the Jaguars dress five other receivers (Marvin Jones, Laviska Shenault, Jamal Agnew, Tavon Austin and Laquon Treadwell) ahead of him. After emerging as a key deep threat in the Chargers' passing attack in 2020, Johnson has failed to gain much traction in the Jacksonville offense this season. While suiting up in the first four games, Johnson drew just three targets in total and played only 25 total snaps.

Oct 17, 2021 5:29 AM EST


Targeted once in loss

Johnson failed to catch his lone target during Thursday's 24-21 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Johnson appeared primed for an increased role Thursday after DJ Chark went down early with a broken ankle, but he ended up playing only nine offensive snaps while Tavon Austin stepped in as the No. 3 wide receiver after missing the first three games of the year. Even with Chark likely gone for the rest of the season, it doesn't appear expanded opportunities are on the immediate horizon for Johnson.

Oct 1, 2021 11:15 AM EST


Two snaps Week 3

Johnson wasn't targeted and played two offensive snaps during Sunday's 31-19 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: Johnson barely saw the field Sunday, while fellow depth wideouts Phillip Dorsett and Jamal Agnew received one target combined on 13 total snaps. Neither of the three receivers will have much of a role in Jacksonville's offense while Marvin Jones, DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault remain healthy.

Sep 27, 2021 1:25 PM EST


One target Week 2

Johnson failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: The 25-year-old was targeted on a deep ball during the fourth quarter by Trevor Lawrence, a pass which was intercepted. Laviska Shenault's shoulder injury appears to be a minor concern, so Johnson will likely continue seeing limited offensive opportunities.

Sep 20, 2021 11:55 AM EST


Claimed by Jags

The Jaguars claimed Johnson off waivers Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Johnson was one of the big surprises on cutdown Tuesday, failing to make the Chargers roster despite posting a 20-398-3 receiving line on 26 targets last season. He is already 25 years old, but even if his development stalls, Johnson could perhaps be useful as a deep threat off the bench. He has a shot to be the No. 4 receiver in Jacksonville, where return specialists Jamal Agnew and Tavon Austin are the other WR options behind DJ Chark, Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault.

Sep 1, 2021 9:17 AM EST


Waived by Chargers

The Chargers have waived Johnson, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

Analysis: With Johnson and Joe Reed among those let go by the team Tuesday, the wideouts who made the cut for the Chargers' initial 53-man roster are Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Josh Palmer, Jalen Guyton and K.J. Hill.

Aug 31, 2021 1:43 PM EST


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