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Top Dontae Johnson News

  • Dontae Johnson: Works out with Indy

    Johnson (knee) had a tryout with the Colts on Monday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Johnson was moved to the 49ers' practice squad injured reserve in December after he sustained a season-ending torn ACL. He looks to have recovered from the injury and is working on sticking on to a practice squad roster, starting with the Colts on Monday.

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  • Dontae Johnson: Moves to practice squad IR

    The 49ers placed Johnson (knee) on their practice squad injured reserve Tuesday, per the team's official site.

    Johnson suffered an unfortunate ACL tear during Sunday's win over the Buccaneers, and he'll now spend the next several months rehabbing and preparing for the start of the 2023-24 campaign. The 31-year-old cornerback appeared in two games this season for San Fransisco but didn't record any stats.

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  • 49ers' Dontae Johnson: Season comes to end

    Johnson (knee) suffered a season-ending torn ACL in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Johnson sustained the injury on kick coverage to begin the second half of Sunday's 35-7 win over the Buccaneers. The torn ACL is a tough blow for Johnson, who failed to make the team out of camp while dealing a rib injury before spending most of the 2022 season on the practice squad after appearing in 30 games for the 49ers over the previous two seasons. His 2022 campaign will now end with just two games played and no stats recorded. He'll now focus on getting healthy and returning at some point during the 2023 campaign.

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  • 49ers' Dontae Johnson: Suffers knee injury

    Johnson didn't return to Sunday's game against the Buccaneers due to a knee injury, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    Johnson was shaken up on kick coverage to begin the third quarter, and he was unable to return during the second half. Whether he'll be available Thursday against Seattle remains to be seen.

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  • 49ers' Dontae Johnson: Back with Niners

    The 49ers elevated Johnson (rib) from the practice squad Saturday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    Johnson had been nursing an injury at the time the 49ers released him at the conclusion of the preseason in late August, but his addition to the team's practice squad shortly thereafter implied that the rib issue wasn't a major concern. Now that he's been elevated to the roster for the first time in 2022, he could get the chance to make his season debut Sunday in Atlanta while the 49ers' cornerback depth has been tested due to the season-ending knee injury Emmanuel Moseley suffered Week 5 against Carolina. The 49ers are also without another key corner in Jason Verrett (knee), who remains on the PUP list and will miss his sixth straight game to begin the season.

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  • Dontae Johnson: Let go by Niners

    The 49ers released Johnson (ribs) on Tuesday.

    Johnson has been dealing with a rib injury since the 49ers' preseason opener in mid-August. However, he's a candidate to be re-signed Wednesday since Jimmie Ward (hamstring) is expected to be placed on injured reserve, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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  • 49ers' Dontae Johnson: Suffers rib injury

    Johnson (rib) left the game in the fourth quarter of the 49ers' 28-21 win over the Packers on Friday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    An already depleted San Francisco secondary took another blow when Johnson was hurt late in the contest. Emmanuel Moseley (hamstring), Charvarius Ward (groin) and Jason Verrett (knee) also missed the contest, leaving Ambry Thomas and Deommodore Lenoir as the top options at cornerback until the aforementioned four options recover from injury.

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  • 49ers' Dontae Johnson: Sticking with 49ers

    Johnson signed a one-year contract with San Francisco on Thursday.

    Johnson appeared in 16 games for the 49ers last year and logged 30 tackles (20 solo), two pass defenses, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He should compete for playing time at cornerback once again prior to the 2022 campaign.

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  • 49ers' Dontae Johnson: Activated off reserve/COVID-19 list

    Johnson was activated off of the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

    The 30-year-old was placed on the COVID list Monday, clearing protocols just in time to be active Sunday against the Rams. With fellow cornerback Emmanuel Moseley returning from injured reserve Saturday as well, Johnson's availability allows the 49ers to head into their crucial matchup in Week 18 with added depth in the secondary.

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  • 49ers' Dontae Johnson: Enters COVID protocols

    Johnson was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, as a result of testing positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Johnson has mostly contributed on special teams this season, a role he'll look to return to in Week 18 against the Rams. That is, if he can clear COVID protocols in time.

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  • 49ers' Dontae Johnson: Set for return

    Johnson (personal) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

    Johnson missed the team's Week 14 matchup for personal reasons, but he returned to record a full practice Friday. He should be set for a rotational role in San Francisco's secondary, seeing significant time covering Russell Gage and Atlanta's other slot receivers.

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  • 49ers' Dontae Johnson: Won't play Sunday

    Johnson (personal) will be out Sunday against the Bengals, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Johnson popped up on the injury report as questionable Saturday, but it is now confirmed he will miss Sunday. With Emmanuel Moseley (ankle) also out, the 49ers will likely be looking to Deommodore Lenoir or Ambry Thomas to help solidify the secondary.

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  • 49ers' Dontae Johnson: May miss Sunday

    Johnson (personal) is questionable for Sunday against the Bengals, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    Johnson was looking at a potential starting job with Emmanuel Moseley (ankle) out for Sunday. If Johnson is unable to play, Deommodore Lenoir or Ambry Thomas will likely draw the start.

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  • 49ers' Dontae Johnson: Promoted to active roster

    Johnson was promoted from the practice squad to the 49ers' active roster Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Johnson has bounced back and forth between San Francisco's roster, practice squad and free agency throughout preseason. He'll serve in a depth role in the secondary after Jason Verrett (knee) was placed on injured reserve.

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  • Dontae Johnson: Released by San Francisco

    The 49ers released Johnson on Monday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    Johnson finds himself a free agent heading into Week 1 of the regular season after a back-and-forth week that involved the 29-year-old being cut, signed and then cut again. He appeared in 14 games for the 49ers last season and registered 23 tackles, three pass deflections and one sack.

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  • 49ers' Dontae Johnson: Re-signs with San Francisco

    Johnson (foot) signed a contract with the 49ers on Wednesday.

    Johnson was cut loose by the 49ers ahead of Tuesday's roster deadline but quickly re-signed with the team. He should fill a depth role in the secondary while also seeing time on special teams.

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  • 49ers' Dontae Johnson: Nursing foot soreness

    Johnson exited Monday's practice with foot soreness, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but it appears he'll be out of practice for at least a couple days. Johnson had just under two weeks to get healthy before the preseason opener Aug. 14 versus the Chiefs.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Plainfield, NJ
Age: 32
School: NC State
Experience: 9