49ers sign QB Josh Johnson to one-year contract

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Josh Johnson has a new job in San Francisco. (USATSI)
Josh Johnson has a new job in San Francisco. (USATSI)

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Two days after the Bengals cut quarterback Josh Johnson to make room for AJ McCarron, Johnson has already landed a new job.

The 49ers announced Wednesday that they had signed Johnson, who has played 29 games in his five-year career and started a total of five, to a one-year deal. In order to make room for him, San Francisco waived defensive tackle Christian Tupou.

Johnson is now the fifth quarterback on the 49ers roster, joining Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert, McLeod Bethel-Thompson and Kory Faulkner.

Last season with the Bengals, Johnson played in two games but didn't attempt a pass as Dalton's backup, though Johnson did rush for 20 yards on seven carries. In fact, the last time he made a pass attempt was 2011 when he was Josh Freeman's backup with the Buccaneers, the team that originally drafted him in the fifth round in 2008.

In his career, Johnson is 0-5 as a starter, but he owns a 6.2 yards-per-rush average on 44 career carries.

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