Johnson has been waived by the Patriots, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. In a corresponding move, the Patriots claimed fellow wideout Leonard Hankerson, with Johnson -- who carried just once for six yards during his brief stint with the Patriots -- now looking for a new depth wideout/return role.
Johnson was a healthy scratch Sunday against the Texans. At this stage, Johnson is an injury or two away from seeing much of a role in the Patriots' offense and is thus off the fantasy radar for now.
Johnson was on the field for just three of the Patriots' 89 snaps on offense in Sunday's 35-28 loss to the Eagles, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Johnson, who carried once for six yards in the game, could see a bigger role down the road, but for now he's getting up to speed with the Patriots' offense after joining the team last week.
Johnson signed with the Patriots on Tuesday, ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reports. A 2012 UDFA, Johnson has spent time with the Eagles (2012 and 2013) and Texans (2014), catching 52 passes for 601 yards and a touchdown on 83 targets. He could provide help in the slot and/or the return game, but his role will largely depend on the health of New England's other receivers. Should Danny Amendola (knee) miss another week, Johnson might have a surprisingly large role in the offense. However, it's hard to imagine Johnson making much of an impact if Amendola is able to play against the Eagles.
The Texans re-signed slot receiver Damaris Johnson, a restricted free agent, to a one-year, $1 million deal, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. He caught 31 passes for 331 yards and a touchdown and also served as a punt and kickoff returner.
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