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Top Jaleel Johnson News

  • Titans' Jaleel Johnson: Signs with Tennessee

    The Titans signed Johnson on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

    Johnson was a fourth-round pick by the Vikings in 2017 and has totaled 115 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble across 68 career games (21 starts) with four different teams. In 2022, he played in three games with the Texans before joining Atlanta, where he totaled 10 tackles across six appearances.

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  • Falcons' Jaleel Johnson: Scooped up by Atlanta

    The Falcons claimed Johnson off waivers Monday.

    Johnson will land with Atlanta after being waived by the Texans on Monday. The 28-year-old nose tackle played played three games after signing with Houston on Oct. 27, recording five tackles and one sack while playing 83 of his 91 snaps on defense. Johnson could step up into an immediate reserve role with the Falcons after the team also placed starting defensive lineman Ta'Quon Graham (knee) on injured reserve Monday.

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  • Jaleel Johnson: Let go Saturday

    Johnson was waived by the Texans on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 reports.

    Johnson appeared in three games for the Texans this season, recording five tackles (four solo), a sack and a fumble recovery. In a corresponding move, the Texans activated fellow defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour from injured reserve. Johnson will now work to find a new opportunity elsewhere.

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  • Jaleel Johnson: Gets opportunity with Atlanta

    Johnson worked out for the Falcons on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

    Johnson was let go by the Saints in August with an undisclosed injury, but his recent workout with Atlanta indicates he's moved past the issue. The 316-pound defensive lineman last suited up for the Texans in 2021, where he collected 23 tackles and one fumble recovery across 12 games played.

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  • Jaleel Johnson: Waived/injured by Saints

    Johnson (undisclosed) and the Saints have come to terms on an injury settlement, John Hendrix of reports.

    Johnson went unclaimed off waivers earlier in the week and subsequently reverted to the team's injured reserve. He had been competing for a depth interior defensive lineman role prior to sustaining an undisclosed injury. He will now be free to look for a new landing spot once he recovers from the injury.

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  • Saints' Jaleel Johnson: Dealing with undisclosed injury

    Johnson (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

    Johnson was released by the Saints Thursday only to re-sign with the team Monday. He'll now be sidelined for the entire 2022 season. Johnson tallied 23 total tackles while serving as a rotation lineman with the Texans in 2021.

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  • Saints' Jaleel Johnson: Headed back to New Orleans

    Johnson was re-signed by the Saints on Monday.

    Johnson was released by the Saints last Thursday as the team looked to make room for quarterback K.J. Costello and defensive back Brian Allen on its offseason 90-man roster. The sixth-year defensive tackle has played 60 regular-season games -- including 16 starts in 2020 -- over the past four seasons with Minnesota and Houston. Johnson should once again compete with Malcolm Roach and Josh Black for a depth role on the interior of New Orleans' defensive line this preseason.

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  • Jaleel Johnson: Dropped by New Orleans

    The Saints released Johnson on Thursday.

    Johnson was one of two players let go by the Saints on Thursday to help make room for recently acquired quarterback K.J. Costello and defensive backs Brian Allen and Jack Koerner on the team's offseason 90-man roster. The 28-year-old totaled 23 tackles over 12 games during his lone season with the Texans in 2021, and he should attract interest from teams in need of depth at defensive tackle this preseason.

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  • Saints' Jaleel Johnson: Headed to New Orleans

    Johnson signed a one-year deal with the Saints on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Johnson appeared in 12 contests for the Texans last season and registered 23 tackles (11 solo) and one fumble recovery. Before heading to Houston, the 2017 fourth-round pick totaled 73 tackles and five sacks across his two previous seasons with Minnesota. Johnson figures to be a rotational piece for the Saints during the 2022 campaign.

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  • Texans' Jaleel Johnson: Back from COVID list

    Johnson (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

    Johnson and Roy Lopez (illness) have both been activated, so Houston will have significantly more depth available on the interior of the defensive line in Week 17, which will be useful against the run-heavy 49ers offense.

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  • Texans' Jaleel Johnson: Tests positive for COVID-19

    Johnson (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790 Houston reports.

    Johnson can return in time for Sunday against the Chargers if he is vaccinated and capable of producing two negative tests more than 24 hours apart. With fellow defensive linemen Maliek Collins, DeMarcus Walker, Jonathan Greenard and Derek Rivers all on the COVID list as well, the Texans are in danger of being incredibly thin at the position Sunday. Johnson will try to clear protocols, so he can provide depth and possibly start against the Chargers.

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  • Texans' Jaleel Johnson: Absent from injury report

    Johnson (back) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

    Johnson sat out the past two games with the back injury, but he's now absent from the injury report. The 27-year-old has seven tackles while operating as a rotational defensive tackle for the Texans this season.

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  • Texans' Jaleel Johnson: Not playing Sunday

    Johnson (back) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams.

    Johnson returned to practice a few days ago after missing the previous game against the Cardinals, but he was only able to log limited sessions throughout the week and was ultimately ruled out as a result. Expect Ross Blacklock to replace him once again just like it happened last year.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 316 lbs
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 30
School: Iowa
Experience: 8