With EJ Manuel inactive for Thursday's game at the Jets, Johnson will serve as the No. 2 quarterback behind Tyrod Taylor. We're not sure if the Bills are just about done with Manuel and his inconsistent play or if Johnson - signed as a free agent a month ago - has started showing enough in practices that the Bills decided to make a change in the pecking order. For now, if your league goes deep enough to where backup quarterbacks matter, Johnson looks like the direct insurance behind the surprisingly capable Taylor.
Johnson agreed to a contract with the Bills on Tuesday. After spending the last two weeks as quarterback insurance for the Colts, Johnson will head to Buffalo to do the same. Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (ankle) is banged up and uncertain to play this week, and if he is unable to go, EJ Manuel would start for the Bills and Johnson would serve as Manual's backup.
Johnson has been released by the Colts. Johnson has been conditionally employed by the Colts over the past two weeks, and upon his latest release from the team, Indianapolis is left with their usual duo of Andrew Luck (shoulder) and Matt Hasselbeck at the quarterback position.
The Colts have re-signed quarterback Josh Johnson, The Indianapolis Star reports. The Colts released him after this past Sunday's win over the Jaguars, but with Matt Hasselbeck under the weather and Andrew Luck continuing to deal with a shoulder issue, Johnson was brought back in to give the team QB insurance in advance of Thursday's game against the Texans.
Quarterback Matt Flynn will work out for the Cowboys on Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News reports. Flynn will be joined by quarterbacks Christian Ponder and Josh Johnson. The team hasn't yet decided who Brandon Weeden's backup will be while Tony Romo (broken collarbone) is out, but if none of the veterans impress them, Kellen Moore could also be activated from the practice squad.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/16||@New York Giants||31||24.56|
|7||10/23||@New York Jets||11||18.75|
|14||12/13||@New England Patriots||16||19.78|
|3 Year Avg||0.0||0||0||0||7||0||0|