Johnson was waived by the Vikings on Wednesday.
The Vikings signed former Bears defensive lineman Will Sutton on Wednesday and determined he offered more upside in a reserve role than Johnson, who was cut in a corresponding move to open up a roster spot. Johnson appeared in two games for the Vikings as a rookie last season, logging two tackles.
Johnson was waived last week to make room for a returning Adrian Peterson but will now be added back to the roster with defensive lineman Tom Johnson (hamstring) headed to the IR.
Johnson was waived by the Vikings on Saturday.
The move was made in order to clear room on the roster for Adrian Peterson to return from injured reserve. Johnson was just promoted from the practice squad, and will presumably return there assuming he clears waivers.
The Vikings were hoping Sharrif Floyd (knee) would have been able to return at some point this season after requiring knee surgery in September, but it appears they ultimately lost patience and decided to allocate his roster spot to a player in full health, which is where Johnson comes into play.
|P2||8/19/17||@ TEN||3:00 pm|
|P3||8/24/17||@ JAC||7:30 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/26/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|