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2021 Receiving

Regular Season 1 6 6.0 0 6

Top Tyron Johnson News

  • Jaguars' Tyron Johnson: One target Week 2

    Johnson failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Broncos.

    The 25-year-old was targeted on a deep ball during the fourth quarter by Trevor Lawrence, a pass which was intercepted. Laviska Shenault's shoulder injury appears to be a minor concern, so Johnson will likely continue seeing limited offensive opportunities.

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  • Jaguars' Tyron Johnson: Secures lone target

    Johnson caught his only target for six yards during Sunday's 37-21 loss to the Texans.

    Johnson and Jamal Agnew each played only nine snaps despite the fact Trevor Lawrence attempted 51 passes with Jacksonville trailing 27-7 at halftime. Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Jags after being waived by the Chargers at roster cutdowns, and he's unlikely to find much relevance in the offense while top wideouts DJ Chark, Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault remain healthy.

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  • Jaguars' Tyron Johnson: Claimed by Jags

    The Jaguars claimed Johnson off waivers Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Johnson was one of the more surprising roster cuts Tuesday, failing to make the Chargers' initial 53-man team despite posting a 20-398-3 receiving line on 26 targets last season. He's already 25 years old, but even if his development stalls, Johnson could perhaps be useful as a deep threat off the bench. He has a shot to be the No. 4 receiver in Jacksonville, where return specialists Jamal Agnew and Tavon Austin are the other wideout options behind DJ Chark, Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault.

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  • Tyron Johnson: Waived by Chargers

    Johnson has been waived by the Chargers, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

    With Johnson and Joe Reed among those let go by the team Tuesday, the wideouts who made the cut for the Chargers' initial 53-man roster are Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Josh Palmer, Jalen Guyton (upper leg) and KJ Hill.

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  • Chargers' Tyron Johnson: Team-best numbers Saturday

    Johnson secured four of nine targets for 41 yards in the Chargers' 27-0 preseason loss to the Seahawks on Saturday night.

    Johnson led the Chargers in receptions, receiving yards and targets for the night, even as he was somewhat inefficient by bringing in less than half the passes thrown his way. Johnson has been competing with rookie third-round pick Josh Palmer for the No. 3 receiver job, and with eight receptions over his two preseason games and 12 games of NFL experience under his belt, the former may well be the favorite to win the battle.

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  • Chargers' Tyron Johnson: Does little in return

    Johnson (foot/ankle) caught four of his six targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 15-10 preseason loss to the 49ers.

    The appalling yards-per-catch figure has more to do with the dreadful combo of Easton Stick and Chase Daniel, who combined to complete 24 passes for a measly 109 yards throughout Sunday's contest. Johnson is locked in a heated battle with Josh Palmer for the No. 3 WR gig, and while the latter has looked impressive at times in the team's two preseason games, Johnson seemingly has flashed more as a consistent target at practice. The undrafted third-year player also has a level of speed that nominal starters Keenan Allen and Mike Williams simply do not possess, providing a different dimension to the pass-catching corps that otherwise would be absent with the slower Palmer. Whoever does end up winning this competition will be in prime position to receive a healthy amount of leftover targets behind the aforementioned starting duo and pass-catching back Austin Ekeler.

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  • Chargers' Tyron Johnson: Held out with foot/ankle issue

    Johnson (foot/ankle) didn't practice Tuesday, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

    Johnson reportedly looked good early in training camp but then suffered a minor foot/ankle injury over the weekend. He's competing for the No. 3 receiver role with Jalen Guyton and rookie Josh Palmer.

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  • Chargers' Tyron Johnson: Dealing with foot issue

    Johnson is tending to a foot/ankle injury in the early stages of training camp, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Johnson sustained the issue while coming down after a catch Saturday, per Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register. While the first two spots on the Chargers' wide receiver depth chart are set in stone with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, Johnson is vying with Jalen Guyton and potentially rookie third-rounder Josh Palmer for the No. 3 role. Johnson fared well as an undrafted first-year player last season, averaging 19.9 YPC and 15.3 YPT on his 26 targets.

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  • Chargers' Tyron Johnson: Rising up depth chart

    Johnson was listed as one of the Chargers' surprising training-camp names to monitor, ESPN's Shelley Smith reports.

    The Chargers haven't released an official depth chart heading into this season's training camp, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the undrafted wide receiver from 2019 open as the No. 3 wide receiver instead of Jalen Guyton, whose speed-decoy role may be obsolete in new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's system. Johnson was easily the the team's most explosive pass catcher last season, totaling seven receptions of 20-plus yards and four grabs of 40 yards or more yards despite seeing fewer than 40 snaps in all but three games in 2020. Expect the 25-year-old to compete with Guyton and 2021 third-round pick Josh Palmer for the aforementioned job throughout the preseason.

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  • Chargers' Tyron Johnson: Impactful in second-half surge

    Johnson caught both of his targets for 35 yards in the Chargers' Week 17 win over the Chiefs. He finished the season with 20 receptions (on 26 targets) for 398 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

    Johnson became a key piece in the Chargers offense toward the latter half of the season with Keenan Allen (hamstring/COVID-19) and Mike Williams (back) missing time. While the 24-year-old was often schemed open on deep passes resulting in a shockingly high average depth of target (20.2 yards), he saw two or fewer targets in all but four games this season and never played in more than 80 percent of the team's offensive snaps in any given game. It's possible a change in offensive philosophy with head coach Anthony Lynn now gone could allow for the undrafted free agent rookie to push Jalen Guyton out of the way for snaps as the team's No. 3 wide receiver, but that's not a lock to occur given how the team has prioritized playing a field-stretching wide receiver despite rarely throwing to him.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 193 lbs
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Age: 25
Class: Sophomore