Johnson was released by Miami on Saturday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. Johnson was in a playing-time battle with a handful of other running backs for the right to be the backup to Jay Ajayi but didn't impress the coaching staff enough to stick with Miami. He could be brought back at the end of Week 1 when his salary wouldn't be guaranteed, but that seems unlikely.
Johnson (foot) returned to practice Wednesday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. Johnson reportedly injured his foot Monday, but given the limited severity of the injury, he was able to be get back to practicing quickly. While the quick turnaround does bode well for the 25-year-old competing for a final roster spot, he still has his work cut out for him moving forward.
Johnson is dealing with a foot injury, The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley reports. With Jay Ajayi, Damien Williams and Kenyan Drake all locks for the final roster, Johnson is left to compete with Senorise Perry and De'Veon Smith for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart -- a slotting that doesn't guarantee him a job. Even if his injury clears up quickly, Johnson will face tough odds to make the team.
Johnson has signed a futures contract with the Dolphins, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. Johnson appeared in six games with the Jaguars during his rookie season in 2014, but he's bounced around since then without landing on an active roster. He'll have an opportunity throughout the upcoming offseason to prove himself in Miami.
Johnson was waived by the Buccaneers on Sunday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Johnson was competing for a spot as the final backup in Tampa Bay, and it appears he lost out to fellow backs Mike James and Peyton Barber, who'll be competing for the No. 3 role.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/01||New Orleans Saints||30||23.00|
|7||10/22||New York Jets||26||20.00|
|11||11/19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||15.00|
|12||11/26||@New England Patriots||31||27.00|
|14||12/12||New England Patriots||31||27.00|
|16||12/24||@Kansas City Chiefs||20||18.00|
|3 Year Avg||10||29||1||0||-1||0||8|