The Patriots opted to waive Johnson on Monday, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports. The decision to waive Johnson comes a day after he received his first start of the year. The 23-year-old recorded two tackles in Sunday's win over the Steelers. He is considered a strong candidate to return to the team's practice squad.
Johnson was promoted to New England's active roster on Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports. Johnson had been on the Patriots' practice squad for the first five weeks of the season. He'll provide depth along the defensive line and help out with special teams.
The Dolphins have promoted defensive back T.J. Heath from the practice squad to their active roster on Saturday, per the Miami Herald. Heath will take the roster spot vacated by defensive lineman Anthony Johnson, who was placed on injured reserve earlier in the week.
The Dolphins placed defensive tackle Anthony Johnson on injured reserve Friday, the Palm Beach Post reports. Johnson had been ruled out for the team's Week 15 matchup with the Patriots due to his ankle issue. The Dolphins now have an extra roster spot to fill prior to Sunday's game.
Dolphins tight end Charles Clay and cornerback Cortland Finnegan have been officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Clay, who was a limited participant all week, returned to action for the first time in two weeks against the Ravens last week. Finnegan has missed the Dolphins' last four games with an ankle injury. Chris McCain and Jamar Taylor are also questionable. Guard Nate Garner, who missed practiced all week with an illness, is out as well as defensive tackle Anthony Johnson. Jelani Jenkins, Koa Misi and Jonathan Freeney are all doubtful. Walt Aikens, Dion Jordan, Dion Sims and Jimmy Wilson are all probable.