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  • Chargers' Austin Johnson: Passes physical

    Johnson (knee) has been removed from the Chargers' active/PUP list after passing his physical Thursday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports. Johnson has been recovering from an MCL injury in his knee that occurred in Week 9 of last year. Prior to that injury, the veteran defensive tackle accumulated 22 tackles, three tackles for loss and one sack across eight games. Barring any setbacks, he is expected to start at nose tackle heading into the season.
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  • Chargers' Austin Johnson: Rehab continues

    Johnson (knee) was absent from the Chargers' minicamp practice Tuesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Johnson suffered a fractured knee and MCL injury in the Chargers' Week 9 win over the Chargers and spent the remainder of the 2022 season on injured reserve. The veteran defensive tackle has yet to participate in the Chargers' offseason program while he works his way back from the injury. Before getting injured last season, Johnson tallied 22 tackles and one sack in eight games.
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  • Chargers' Austin Johnson: Exits with injury

    Johnson (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Falcons. Johnson was taken to the locker room on a cart after sustaining this injury at some point during the second half, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports. The starting nose tackle recorded 19 tackles, one sack and one pass defended over the first seven games of the season, and his absence will leave Christian Covington to step up into a larger role against Atlanta.
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  • Giants' Austin Johnson: Questionable for Sunday

    Johnson (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game at Philadelphia, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Johnson played through the foot injury last week, and his status is now in question for Week 16. Danny Shelton will likely see increased playing time if Johnson is unable to suit up.
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  • Giants' Austin Johnson: Re-ups with Giants

    Johnson re-signed with the Giants on Monday, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports. The terms of the deal weren't reported, though Johnson will return for his second season with the Giants. He played 231 defensive snaps across 16 games while managing 18 tackles and one sack. Johnson could have an elevated role at nose tackle in 2021 after Dalvin Tomlinson left in free agency.
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  • Giants' Austin Johnson: Joins crowded DL in NYC

    Johnson is signing with the Giants, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. The 2016 second-round pick started 13 of 58 games in four seasons with the Titans, recording 83 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Johnson may struggle to find regular playing time with a Giants squad that already has Dexter Lawrence, Dalvin Tomlinson, Leonard Williams and B.J. Hill on the defensive line.
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