Johnson signed a reserve/future contract with the 49ers on Friday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports. Johnson has spent time with 13 different NFL teams, and after joining the 49ers' practice squad in November of 2020, the 34-year-old will have another chance to serve as a backup.
The 49ers restored Johnson (illness) to the practice squad from the COVID-19 list, Josh Dubow of the Associated Press reports. Johnson will now be eligible to resume participating in team activities. Should the 49ers choose, he could join the active roster alongside C.J. Beathard and Josh Rosen against Seattle in Week 17.
Johnson (illness) is on the reserve/COVID-19 list due to a positive test, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Schefter notes that if Johnson had been available, the 49ers would have promoted him to the active roster after Nick Mullens (elbow) got hurt. Instead, the team opted to sign Josh Rosen from the Buccaneers' practice squad.
Johnson was placed on the practice squad COVID-19 list Tuesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Johnson either tested positive for the virus or came into close contact with an infected person. His placement in the league's COVID-19 protocol is ill-timed for the 49ers, as they just ruled Nick Mullens (elbow) out for the season, leaving C.J. Beathard as the starting quarterback to close out the campaign. In turn, the 49ers signed Josh Rosen off the Cardinals' practice squad to serve as the backup moving forward.
Johnson signed a contract with the XFL's Los Angeles Wildcats on Friday, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports. Johnson appeared in four games for the Redskins last season (three starts), completing 57 percent of his passes for 590 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. He also played for the Buccaneers, Browns and Bengals in his NFL career. A stipulation in Johnson's contract bars him from participating in the NFL for the duration of the season in order to attend next month's XFL minicamp.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/26||Green Bay Packers||7||18.00|
|10||11/15||Los Angeles Rams||1||15.56|
|3 Year Avg||56.7||197||1||1||40||0||17|