This signing makes sense considering Johnson was a member of new head coach Sean McDermott's defense last season when McDermott was the defensive coordinator for the Panthers. Now in Buffalo, the six-year veteran will likely compete for a prominent role in a Bills secondary that needs to replace the departed Stephon Gilmore.
Johnson is slated to back up James Bradberry and Daryl Worley at cornerback in Week 12 after nursing injuries to his chest, ribs and shoulder.
Johnson is dealing with injuries to his chest, ribs and shoulder following last Thursday's victory over the Saints, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Johnson took a hard hit from Thomas Davis in the fourth quarter last Thursday and missed the remainder of the game. The specifics surrounding his injuries aren't clear, though, as is any sort of timeline for return. For however long Johnson may be sidelined, both Robert McClain and Zack Sanchez are in line for additional snaps.
Johnson is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Saints after sustaining a chest injury.
Johnson had recorded three tackles prior to injuring his chest in the fourth quarter of the contest. While the severity of the injury is unknown at this time, Zach Sanchez and Robert McClain could see an increase in playing time the remainder of the way if Johnson cannot return.
Johnson required offseason surgery to heal an Achilles' injury. He'll slot in as the Panthers' nickel corner this Sunday against the Cardinals.
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||41||35.0||6||0||3||86||28.7||83||1||9|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||62||48.0||14||0||1||48||48.0||48||1||8|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||45||30.0||15||0||1||-6||-6.0||-6||0||3|
|2015||New England Patriots||4||11||8.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||1||18||18.0||18||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||4||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
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|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|