Cincinnati signed Johnson to its practice squad Tuesday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reprots.
Analysis: Johnson has appeared in four games this season -- two with Houston and two with Las Vegas. The Bengals are expected to get Ja'Marr Chase (hip) back from IR this week, so it's interesting to see them add wideout depth when their receiver room will likely be back to full strength for the first time in over a month.
Nov 29, 2022 1:45 PM EST
Houston waived Johnson on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Analysis: Johnson appeared in two games for the Texans, catching his only target for eight yards across 29 offensive snaps. In a corresponding move, the Texans claimed Amari Rodgers off waivers from the Packers.
Nov 16, 2022 2:07 PM EST
Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Analysis: With Nico Collins (groin) and Brandin Cooks (wrist) returning from two- and one-game absences, respectively, the Texans won't have a need for Johnson, who would have sat fifth on the depth chart at receiver had he suited up. While serving as Houston's No. 3 wideout in the team's Week 9 loss to the Eagles, Johnson played 42 percent of the snaps on offense but contributed just one reception for eight yards.
Nov 13, 2022 9:16 AM EST
Johnson caught his lone target for eight yards in Thursday's 29-17 loss to the Eagles in Week 9.
Analysis: Johnson was active for the second time since the Texans signed him off the Raiders' practice squad two weeks ago and snared his first reception. His snap count increased from five to 25, but that was due to Brandin Cooks (personal) and Nico Collins (groin) being unavailable. Cooks is expected back for Week 10 against the Giants while Collins' status is murky.
Nov 4, 2022 5:57 AM EST
Johnson played five snaps and was not targeted in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Titans in Week 8.
Analysis: Johnson made his debut for the Texans, who scooped him off waivers last week after he was cut from the Raiders' practice squad. With Nico Collins (groin) sidelined, there was a need for a depth body at wideout. Houston head coach Lovie Smith said Collins should return but was not clear that would be in time for Week 9's quick turnaround Thursday against the Eagles. That could give Johnson another week in the active lineup. Another moving part is Brandin Cooks, who's been the subject of recent trade rumors leading up to Tuesday's trade deadline. If the Texans trade Cooks and Collins isn't ready, Johnson would be part of an uninspiring group of wideouts.
Oct 31, 2022 6:22 AM EST
Houston signed Johnson to its active roster Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Johnson was recently released by the Raiders after bouncing back and forth between the team's practice squad and active roster. The undrafted wideout out of Oklahoma State caught 20 passes for 398 yards and three touchdowns across 12 appearances during his rookie campaign with the Chargers in 2020, but he's secured just two receptions for 16 yards over his past 12 NFL appearances -- split between Las Vegas and Jacksonville.
Oct 25, 2022 10:18 AM EST
The Raiders released Johnson from their practice squad Saturday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Analysis: Johnson has bounced between the Raiders' practice squad and active roster to begin the season, though he was only on the field for Weeks 1 and 3. He played sparingly in both games and will look for his next opportunity around the league.
Oct 22, 2022 10:03 PM EST
Las Vegas signed Johnson to its practice squad Tuesday.
Analysis: Johnson was waived by the Raiders less than a week ago, but he's now found his way back onto the practice squad. His path to playing time and targets is not immediately clear, but the 26-year-old receiver has shown the ability to run past NFL corners when given the opportunity.
Oct 11, 2022 2:31 PM EST
The Raiders waived Johnson on Friday.
Analysis: Johnson was active for two of the first four games of the season, totaling just seven snaps (four offensive). His release opens up a roster spot for Blake Martinez on the 53-man roster. If Johnson clears waivers, it's possible he returns to Las Vegas on a practice-squad deal, through there may not be room after the Raiders added Albert Wilson to their practice squad Friday.
Oct 7, 2022 2:53 PM EST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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