Gardner-Johnson totaled 66 tackles (52 solo), 13 passes defended and an interception across 15 regular-season games in 2020. Gardner-Johnson enjoyed a bump in snaps and production as he played a key role for New Orleans' defense in his second season out of Florida. He'll look to build on the encouraging campaign when he returns in 2021.
Gardner-Johnson totaled eight tackles (six solo) in the Saints' 21-9 win over the Bears on Sunday. The second-year man led the team in tackles just two days after being activated from the COVID-19 list. Gardner-Johnson enjoyed a productive sophomore season and has started out this year's postseason run on the right foot. He'll have his hands full in next week's NFC divisional round against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.
Gardner-Johnson was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Gardner-Johnson will be available for Sunday's wild-card game against the Bears. The second-year safety posted 66 tackles, a sack, an interception and 13 pass breakups over 15 games this season. Gardner-Johnson should handle nearly an every-snap role Sunday.
Gardner-Johnson was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports. It's unclear whether Gardner-Johnson tested positive for the virus or came into close contact with an infected person. It's unclear if he'll be able to play in Sunday's game versus the Panthers. Gardner-Johnson hasn't missed a game since entering the league as a fourth-round pick in 2019.
Gardner-Johnson recorded one tackle and an interception in the Saints' 31-3 win over the Broncos on Sunday. Facing the practice-squad receiver turned quarterback Kendall Hinton, Gardner-Johnson recorded his first interception of the season the second of his career. After a slow start to the season, Gardner-Johnson has put together back-to-back solid showings. He'll look to keep the positive play going when New Orleans faces Atlanta in Week 13.
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