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Top Collin Johnson News

  • Giants' Collin Johnson: Sidelined Thursday

    Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game at Washington, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    Johnson was a roster casualty of the Jaguars on cut-down day, but he found a new home in New York one day later. Still, he's only been with the team a little more than two weeks, and the Giants' receiving corps is healthy, so he'll remain in street clothes for a second straight game.

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  • Giants' Collin Johnson: Lands with G-Men

    The Giants claimed Johnson off waivers from the Jaguars on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Jacksonville's decision to cut Johnson on Tuesday was a mild surprise after he earned some playing time late in his rookie season. The 2020 fifth-round pick is one of the league's tallest wideouts at 6-foot-6, providing some size for a receiver corps that doesn't have much of it beyond Kenny Golladay. Even so, Johnson will need to impress on the practice field to keep his roster spot, hoping to work his way up the depth chart eventually. The Giants have struggled to keep their wide receivers healthy all summer, but the key guys appear tentatively on track for Week 1.

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  • Collin Johnson: Let go by Jaguars

    Johnson has been waived by the Jaguars.

    The move comes as something of a surprise, and it remains to be seen if Johnson will be claimed by another team. Following the Jaguars' initial cuts, DJ Chark (finger), Marvin Jones (shoulder) and Laviska Shenault are entrenched as Jacksonville's top three wideouts, and it looks like the team plans to shuffle the deck depth-wise beyond that trio.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: Quiet in preseason finale

    Johnson didn't catch either of his two targets during Sunday's preseason win over the Cowboys.

    Johnson encouragingly saw some action with Trevor Lawrence and the first-team offense Sunday, though he also played with the third-stringers during the second half with Jake Luton at quarterback. The 23-year-old receiver seemingly has been unable to separate himself throughout camp while competing for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart, while Marvin Jones (shoulder) and Laviska Shenault clearly entrenched themselves as Jacksonville's top available wideouts with DJ Chark (finger) sitting out. Johnson finished the preseason catching only two of five targets for 24 yards and a touchdown. The 2020 fifth-round pick may not be at risk of being cut at the roster deadline, but his outlook is certainly trending down ahead of Week 1 at Houston.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: Secures touchdown Monday

    Johnson caught his lone target for a 24-yard touchdown during Monday's preseason game against the Saints.

    Johnson played 23 offensive snaps and saw his only production of the contest come late in the fourth quarter with C.J. Beathard helming the offense. Johnson hasn't produced much through two preseason games, as he has now caught two of three targets for 24 yards and a touchdown while playing 71 offensive snaps. With DJ Chark (finger) still sidelined after undergoing surgery in early August, it's a bit concerning Johnson isn't working with either the first- or second-team offense in preseason action while fighting for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: One catch Saturday

    Johnson caught one of two targets for zero yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Browns.

    Johnson played 48 offensive snaps to lead Jacksonville's wideouts, but he didn't have much involvement in the offense during the preseason opener. The 23-year-old is attempting to secure the No. 4 spot on the depth chart and is dealing with a revamped group of wide receivers. Josh Hammond and Tavon Austin were the only depth receivers for the Jaguars to eclipse 20 receiving yards in the contest.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: Meshing with Lawrence

    Johnson played well during Saturday's scrimmage and was a favorite target of quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Ashlyn Sullivan of the Jaguars' official site reports

    Johnson caught a pair of touchdowns and also had three straight receptions on another drive as he's clearly established an early rapport with the rookie signal-caller. The second-year wideout opened camp No. 4 on the depth chart, but an opportunity may have opened up after DJ Chark recently underwent surgery to address a hairline fracture in his finger. Chark is expected to be available for the season opener Sept. 12 in Houston, but it still should provide Johnson more chances to work with the starting offense during the preseason. Johnson totaled only 272 receiving yards as a rookie last year, but he flashed his potential with eight catches for 162 yards and a touchdown Weeks 12 and 13. He's unlikely to have much fantasy relevance if Chark, Marvin Jones and Laviska Shenault are able to play, but Johnson could be in prime position to step up should the opportunity arise during the regular season.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: Drops on depth chart

    Johnson (hamstring) is poised to enter camp as Jacksonville's No. 4 wideout after the signing of Marvin Jones, John Shipley of reports.

    The 23-year-old came on strong during the second half of 2020 before the hamstring injury sidelined him for the final two weeks of the season, but he won't begin camp in line for a significant role. Johnson, a 2020 fifth-round pick, flashed his potential with eight catches for 162 yards and one touchdown between Weeks 12 and 13 last year, but he wasn't a likely bet to open 2021 as the team's No. 3 wide receiver. He still figures to be involved in the offense, but Jones, DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault should start out as the Jaguars' top wideouts.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: Heads to IR

    Johnson (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

    Johnson had previously been ruled out for the season finale, but he'll officially shift to IR as the Jaguars signed Terry Godwin to the active roster in a corresponding transaction.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: Not suiting up in finale

    Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone ruled Johnson (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Colts, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

    The hamstring injury will cost Johnson the final two games of his rookie season, but before getting hurt, the 23-year-old likely did enough to lock up a regular spot in Jacksonville's receiver rotation entering 2021. Over his 14 appearances this season, Johnson hauled in 18 of 31 targets for 272 yards and two touchdowns.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: Doesn't practice Thursday

    Johnson (hamstring) did not participate during the Jaguars' practice session Thursday.

    The rookie wideout's Week 16 status stands in question after he exited last Sunday's loss to the Ravens with his hamstring injury. Given a pair of subsequent practice DNPs Wednesday and Thursday, Johnson is seemingly in danger of missing his first game action of 2020. The Texas product has posted 11 catches for 203 yards and a touchdown over his past four appearances, boosted largely by a four-catch, 96-yard performance Dec. 6 against Minnesota.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: Ruled out for Sunday

    Johnson (hamstring) won't play Week 16 against Chicago, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

    Johnson was sidelined for a third straight practice Friday, eliminating his chance of suiting up Sunday. The rookie receiver has tailed off since tallying four catches for 96 yards and a touchdown Week 12 versus Cleveland, but his absence this weekend will affect the Jaguars' depth at wideout. Chris Conley should benefit the most from Johnson's absence, as he now has a clearer path to seeing work when one of Jacksonville's top three receivers -- DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault and Keelan Cole -- subs out of the contest.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: Sits out practice

    Johnson (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Michael DiRocco of reports.

    The rookie fifth-round pick was forced out of Sunday's loss to the Ravens due to a hamstring issue, so it's worrying to see him sidelined at practice to begin Week 16 prep. John Shipley of relays that head coach Doug Marrone didn't express optimism about Johnson's chances of playing this weekend against the Bears earlier Wednesday, so the wideout may be closer to doubtful that questionable for the contest at this stage. Chris Conley would stand to handle increased snaps if Johnson sits out against the Bears.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: Exits with hamstring injury

    Johnson is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Ravens due to a hamstring injury, Michael DiRocco of reports.

    The 23-year-old was responsible for Jacksonville's only catch of the first quarter with an eight-yard reception, but he was forced to exit due to the injury. Chris Conley will see increased work as the team's No. 4 wideout if Johnson cannot retake the field.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: Garners three targets

    Johnson caught two of three targets for 33 yards during Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Titans.

    The rookie fifth-round pick had eight receptions for 162 yards and a touchdown over the previous two contests, but he received only three targets during Sunday's blowout defeat. Even with Jacksonville trailing all day, Johnson played only 19 of 71 offensive snaps and remains clearly behind DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault and Keelan Cole on the depth chart.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: Leading receiver again in OT loss

    Johnson caught four of six targets for 66 yards and also hauled in a two-point conversion in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Vikings.

    Johnson led the Jaguars in receiving yards for the second straight week, and his game-tying two-point conversion with 1:08 remaining sent the contest to overtime. The rookie fifth-round pick's role in Jacksonville's offense is growing down the stretch, and he'll benefit from a favorable Week 14 matchup against the struggling Titans secondary.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: Leads receiving corps in defeat

    Johnson caught four of eight targets for 96 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 27-25 loss to the Browns.

    The rookie fifth-round pick received his first start with DJ Chark (ribs) and Chris Conley (hip) inactive Sunday, and he made his biggest impact during the second quarter with a 46-yard touchdown reception. Even discounting the long score, Johnson's additional seven targets and 50 receiving yards still would have led the team. He entered Week 12 with only seven catches and 69 yards all season, so his role in the offense figures to hinge on the health of Chark going forward, but it seems likely Johnson has earned a larger opportunity after the breakout performance.

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  • Jaguars' Collin Johnson: Draws first career start

    Johnson is slated to start alongside Laviska Shenault and Keelan Cole at wide receiver Sunday against the Browns, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

    For at least this week, the rookie fifth-round pick is poised to have a regular spot in three-wideout sets with DJ Chark (ribs) and Chris Conley (hip) inactive for the contest. Since drawing a career-high four targets Week 5 in Houston, Johnson has garnered only three looks in the passing game over Jacksonville's subsequent five games. The absences of Shenault and Cole should create more opportunities for Johnson, and the Jacksonville passing game as a whole has nowhere to go but up under Week 12 starting quarterback Mike Glennon, who steps in for struggling rookie Jake Luton.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 24
Class: Sophomore