Tyron Johnson

Tyron Johnson

Wide Receiver #0
Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 181 lb.
College:Oklahoma State
Age:24
Born:January 8, 1996
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Tyron Johnson: Accounts for seven yards in loss

Johnson carried once for seven yards and didn't draw any targets Monday in the Chargers' 30-27 overtime loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Johnson turned his lone target in the Chargers' Week 4 loss to the Buccaneers into a 53-yard touchdown, but he didn't garner any looks from quarterback Justin Herbert across his five offensive snaps. The Chargers did, however, call his number on a run play on the team's first offensive snap of the night, with Johnson nearly turning it into a first down. Los Angeles should continue to make occasional use of Johnson's high-end speed on deep shots and gadget plays, but he probably won't see enough volume week to week to make for a reliable fantasy option.

October 13, 2020 12:09 PM EST

Tyron Johnson: Promoted from practice squad

Johnson was promoted to the Chargers' active roster from the practice squad Friday.

Analysis: The 23-year-old was elevated to the active roster as an extra player for Week 4 and caught a 53-yard touchdown while playing eight offensive snaps, and he'll now rejoin the roster on a longer-term basis with Austin Ekeler (hamstring) heading to injured reserve. The Chargers already have six other wideouts on the roster and only Mike Williams (hamstring) is dealing with an injury, so Johnson seems unlikely to receive any consistent opportunities.

October 9, 2020 1:21 PM EST

Tyron Johnson: Headed back to practice squad

Johnson was reverted back to the Chargers' practice squad Monday, according to the NFL transactions page.

Analysis: Johnson delivered a 53-yard receiving score on Sunday in the team's Week 4 loss to the Buccaneers. He received an opportunity given the injury to Mike Williams (hamstring), but will now head back to the practice squad. Johnson could receive another chance if Williams cannot give it a go in Week 5, or if any other injuries occur to thin the Chargers' receiving corps.

October 5, 2020 7:03 PM EST

Tyron Johnson: Scores long TD in loss

Johnson brought in his only target for a 53-yard touchdown reception in the Chargers' 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Johnson opened the scoring on the day with his long touchdown reception, one of two of over 50 yards for the Chargers on the afternoon. The OSU product was making his NFL debut in the contest with Mike Williams (hamstring) sidelined, and it remains to be seen if he'll head back to the practice squad ahead of a Week 5 Monday night road battle against the Saints .

October 4, 2020 6:03 PM EST

Tyron Johnson: Receives promotion

The Chargers promoted Johnson to the active roster Saturday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: With Mike Williams (hamstring) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Johnson will add depth at wide receiver. Johnson entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2019 but didn't play a game, so this will be his NFL debut if he's active.

October 3, 2020 5:52 PM EST

Tyron Johnson: Waived Saturday

Johnson was waived Saturday by the Chargers.

Analysis: The final wide receiver spot on the depth chart was ultimately awarded to Jason Moore, although Johnson theoretically played well enough to earn a practice squad invitation should he pass through waivers unclaimed.

September 5, 2020 1:24 PM EST

Tyron Johnson: Staying in LA

Johnson signed a reserve/future contract with the Chargers on Monday.

Analysis: Johnson joined the Chargers' practice squad at the beginning of December after spending time with the Texans earlier in the season. He'll now look to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster in 2020.

December 30, 2019 8:54 PM EST

Tyron Johnson: Joins Chargers' practice squad

Johnson signed with the Chargers' practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Johnson was unable to make Houston's season-opening roster but remained with the team on the practice squad before eventually being released. The undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma State has yet to make his NFL debut.

December 3, 2019 3:28 PM EST

Tyron Johnson: Joins practice squad

The Texans signed Johnson to the practice squad Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Johnson replaces Vyncint Smith on Houston's practice squad. The speedy wideout out of Oklahoma State could offer upside on special teams.

September 23, 2019 2:51 PM EST

Tyron Johnson: Let loose by Houston

The Texans waived Johnson on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Johnson originally signed with Houston as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State after this year's draft. The 23-year-old impressed Texans head coach Bill O'Brien at the start of camp, but his performance since then seemingly wasn't enough to earn a roster spot to start the season. Johnson caught 53 passes for 845 yards and seven touchdowns last season as a junior.

August 31, 2019 6:40 PM EST

Tyron Johnson: Emerging in camp

Johnson has made an impression on head coach Bill O'Brien, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

Analysis: Johnson is an undrafted free agent of Oklahoma State, where he was a productive No. 2 wideout for the Cowboys. He caught 53 passes for 845 yards (15.9 YPC) along with seven touchdowns over 13 games in 2018. "Good speed, hard worker, out here every day," O'Brien said. "You can see why he was a productive guy at [Oklahoma] State." Johnson also had experience as a punt and kick returner in college, a skill that could earn him a depth spot on the roster. Beyond the top three of DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee, there are a couple of open spots. Vyncint Smith and DeAndre Carter are the incumbents while there are another half-dozen in competition.

July 30, 2019 6:46 PM EST

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