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Top Jon'Vea Johnson News

  • Jon'Vea Johnson: Waived by Chicago

    Johnson was waived by the Bears on Tuesday.

    Johnson signed with the Bears at the start of training camp but was unable to secure a spot on the team's initial 53-man roster.

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  • Bears' Jon'Vea Johnson: Resurfaces in Chicago

    The Bears signed Johnson on Wednesday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

    Johnson spent time in Jacksonville earlier this offseason, and prior to that he'd logged two seasons in Dallas. Now with the Bears, Johnson can continue competing for a chance to make his NFL debut.

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  • Jon'Vea Johnson: Waived by Jaguars

    Johnson was waived by the Jaguars on Friday, John Shipley of SI.com reports.

    Johnson has yet to appear in an NFL game. He joined the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and spent two seasons with the organization before being waived and claimed by the Jaguars in March. Laquon Treadwell was signed in a corresponding move.

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  • Jaguars' Jon'Vea Johnson: Claimed by Jaguars

    Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on Saturday, John Shipley of SI.com reports.

    Johnson was waived by the Cowboys on Friday but was able to find a new home just one day later. An undrafted free agent out of Toledo in 2018, Johnson has yet to make his NFL debut in regular-season action.

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  • Jon'Vea Johnson: Let go by Cowboys

    The Cowboys waived Johnson on Friday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    While Johnson was placed on the Cowboys' reserve/future list earlier in the year, it looks like he didn't flash enough promise to keep his spot. Johnson flashed at times during the 2019 preseason, but after injuring his shoulder, he was unable to make his official NFL debut. The undrafted free agent out of Toledo will need to continue advancing his skills in order to secure a spot on a team's 53-man roster.

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  • Cowboys' Jon'Vea Johnson: Joins Dallas

    Johnson signed a reserves/futures contract with the Cowboys on Monday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

    Johnson will join the Cowboys' reserves/future list ahead of the 2021 season after spending time on the practice squad in 2020. The receiver flashed some promise during the 2019 preseason before injuring his shoulder. Johnson will try to make his case for a depth wideout role in OTAs, minicamps and training camp over the coming months.

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  • Jon'Vea Johnson: Brought onto practice squad

    The Cowboys signed Johnson to the practice squad Sunday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

    Johnson spent the entire 2019 season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury after a solid rookie training camp, but he was unable to secure a spot on the final roster this season. He's one of two wide receivers -- Aaron Parker being the other -- on Dallas' practice squad to begin the year.

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  • Jon'Vea Johnson: Waived Saturday

    Johnson was waived by the Cowboys on Saturday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning Newsreports.

    Johnson missed time during training camp after landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but it never made sense from a roster construction standpoint to see him make the Cowboys' 53-man roster. Expect the undrafted rookie to once again participate on the team's practice squad.

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  • Cowboys' Jon'Vea Johnson: Activated by Dallas

    Johnson has been activated from the Cowboys' reserve/COVID-19 list.

    Johnson, who spent last season on IR with an arm/shoulder issue, will now look to build off the momentum he built last summer prior to his injury. The 6-foot, 192-pounder is among the players looking to secure a depth wideout role with Dallas behind roster locks Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb.

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  • Cowboys' Jon'Vea Johnson: Diagnosed with COVID-19

    It has been confirmed that Johnson does indeed have COVID-19, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Johnson was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday, but it was unclear if he officially had it or had just been in contact with somebody infected. Now that the illness has been confirmed, the second-year pass catcher will need to self-quarantine and subsequently test negative before being able to return to the field. He showed some nice flashes during the 2019 preseason before a shoulder injury prematurely ended his rookie campaign.

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  • Cowboys' Jon'Vea Johnson: Lands on reserve/COVID-19 list

    The Cowboys placed Johnson (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    The move doesn't necessarily indicate that Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19, as players who have had contact with another individual who tested positive are also automatically placed on the temporary IR category. When he receives medical clearance to return to practice, Johnson will work to build on the impressive preseason he enjoyed last August, before a shoulder injury prematurely ended his rookie campaign.

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  • Cowboys' Jon'Vea Johnson: Looking to build on rookie flashes

    Johnson (shoulder) is competing for a depth spot on the 53-man roster, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

    Johnson enjoyed an impressive training camp in Dallas last season after going undrafted out of Toledo, but an ill-timed preseason shoulder injury ended his rookie campaign prematurely. If the 6-foot, 192-pound sophomore wideout is again able to capitalize on his offseason opportunities, he could make another case to secure a position on the 53-man roster. As a speedster who makes up for unremarkable athleticism with solid route running, showing well on special teams would further assist Johnson's chances of making the team.

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  • Cowboys' Jon'Vea Johnson: Placed on IR

    The Cowboys placed Johnson (shoulder) on injured reserve Saturday, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Johnson suffered the injury in the team's preseason finale. The undrafted free agent made a big impression during camp and had a legit shot at landing on the final 53-man roster before injuring his shoulder. Unfortunately, his season has come to a premature end unless he and Dallas reach an injury settlement once his health allows a return.

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  • Cowboys' Jon'Vea Johnson: Exits with shoulder injury

    Johnson sustained a shoulder injury in Thursday's preseason matchup with Tampa Bay and has been ruled out for the remainder of the contest, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    It's unclear how long Johnson's recovery might be. The injury certainly doesn't come at a good time, as the undrafted rookie out of Toledo tries to battle for a roster spot despite dropping three passes between the Cowboys' second and third preseason games and seemingly falling behind a bit in the depth chart.

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  • Cowboys' Jon'Vea Johnson: Trouble with drops in preseason

    Johnson has dropped three passes through two preseason games, and he appears to have fallen behind more experienced wide receivers like Devin Smith on the depth chart, Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    The undrafted rookie free agent out of Toledo had some big days in training camp where his speed and route-running stood out, but if Johnson can't hang onto the ball when it matters, his athleticism won't help him much. He remains a long shot to make the Cowboys' initial 53-man roster, but he could be ticketed for the practice squad if the team feels his issues are correctable.

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  • Cowboys' Jon'Vea Johnson: Making big impression in camp

    Johnson has seen reps with the first-team offense in the absence of Amari Cooper (heel) and been tried out as a punt returner, so the undrafted free agent appears to be a serious candidate to win a spot on the Cowboys' 53-man roster, John Owning of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    Johnson has had some issues with drops during camp, but the Toledo product has flashed his field-stretching speed on multiple occasions and also shown the ability to get open on shorter routes. Even if he makes the Week 1 roster, Johnson would need injuries ahead of him on the WR depth chart to make a fantasy impact this season, but the Cowboys may have unearthed another UDFA gem to polish.

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  • Cowboys' Jon'Vea Johnson: Joins Dallas after draft

    The Cowboys signed Johnson as an undrafted free agent Tuesday.

    Johnson finished fourth in school history with 24 receiving touchdowns during his career at Toledo. As a UDFA, he'll face an uphill battle to win a spot on the Cowboys' final roster.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 192 lbs
Birthplace: Gary, IN
Age: 25
Class: Sophomore