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2020 181 3.48 2 1 19 187 1 523.3
3y Avg. 195 3.55 2 1 10 105 1 455.6
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  • Kerryon Johnson: Let go by Philly

    Johnson was cut from the Eagles' practice squad Monday. Johnson joined Philly's practice squad in late December, but his standing on the team became apparent when he wasn't elevated to the active roster for Week 18 despite the top three running backs being sidelined. The 24-year-old bounced around practice squads most of the season and appeared in one game for the 49ers.
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  • Kerryon Johnson: Joins Eagles' practice squad

    Johnson has signed to the Eagles' practice squad. Johnson's last stint with a team ended with him being cut from the 49ers' practice squad. He worked out for the Packers, Vikings and Jaguars before ultimately landing with the Eagles' practice unit. The journeyman running back will now look to make an impression in Philadelphia.
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  • Kerryon Johnson: Visits with Jaguars

    Jacksonville hosted Johnson for a visit Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports. Johnson's only NFL appearance this season came as a member of the 49ers back in Week 3. The fourth-year pro has since logged visits with the Packers and Vikings, but he continues to search for another practice squad opportunity.
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  • Kerryon Johnson: Checks in with Minnesota

    Johnson had a workout with the Vikings on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is looking at a multi-game absence due to a shoulder injury, so it's not a surprise to see Minnesota taking a look at some running backs. Johnson spent the first month of the season on the 49ers' practice squad but has been trying to latch on with a new team since early October.
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  • Kerryon Johnson: Works out for Green Bay

    Johnson worked out for the Packers on Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. The Packers lost Kylin Hill (knee) for the season, and they are expected to be without Aaron Jones (knee) for a week or two, leaving AJ Dillon and Patrick Taylor as the only healthy running backs on their active roster. Johnson was waived by Detroit in May and has since spent time with the Eagles and 49ers. The 2018 second-round pick has only appeared in one game this season, playing exclusively on special teams.
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  • Kerryon Johnson: Cut from practice squad

    Johnson was released from the 49ers' practice squad Tuesday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports. The running back didn't attempt a run in his only game Week 3 versus the Packers. After being waived by the Lions in May, Johnson joined the 49ers in September, but he will now search for a new team.
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  • Kerryon Johnson: Back on practice squad

    Johnson reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. With the 49ers backfield depleted by injuries, Johnson was called up to the active roster but didn't make an impact on offense this past Sunday against the Packers, seeing only nine snaps on special teams. Trenton Cannon also was used exclusively on special teams (17 snaps), while Trey Sermon (41 snaps on offense) and Kyle Juszczyk (52 snaps) were the other backs to see action. There's hope Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) is able to return next Sunday versus the Seahawks, which would likely mean no elevation for Johnson in Week 4.
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  • 49ers' Kerryon Johnson: Only used on special teams

    Johnson only logged nine special-teams snaps in Sunday's 30-28 loss to Green Bay. Johnson was promoted from the practice squad prior to Sunday's contest due to the absences of Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) and JaMycal Hasty (ankle). The veteran back was not used on offense despite the lack of active bodies, as starter Trey Sermon was the only running back to see any carries. Head coach Kyle Shanahan clearly did not want to rely on newcomers to his offensive system in an important game, opting to use fullback Kyle Juszczyk and even tight end George Kittle in shotgun running attempts ahead of all of the backup running back options. Hasty was placed on IR last week, but Mitchell hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's contest against Seattle. Either way, it appears that Johnson will not have much utility, if any at all, for Week 4.
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  • 49ers' Kerryon Johnson: Moves to active roster

    Johnson was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. This is an interesting move given the number of injuries to the 49ers' backfield. With Raheem Mostert (knee) and JaMycal Hasty (ankle) on injured reserve, and Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) considered unlikely to play Sunday evening, Trey Sermon (concussion) and Jacques Patrick represent the only prototypical backs healthy ahead of the prime-time clash against the Packers. Given Johnson was only recently signed to the team's practice squad, it's hard to imagine the 2018 second-round pick contributing significantly Sunday, but the 49ers have proven to be a running back factory of sorts. If there's any team that can help realize Johnson's potential, it's this one.
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  • Kerryon Johnson: Possible promotion looming

    Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that there's a 'chance' Johnson could be activated from the team's practice squad this week, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official website reports. Johnson was added to the team's practice squad after Raheem Mostert (knee) was ruled out for the season. Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) has a chance to play Week 3, but Trey Sermon (concussion) and JaMycal Hasty (ankle) will likely be unavailable against the Packers next Sunday. Trenton Cannon is currently the only healthy running back on the 49ers' active roster, so a promotion for Johnson seems inevitable. San Francisco also held a workout for veterans Lamar Miller, T.J. Yeldon and Duke Johnson on Monday.
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  • Kerryon Johnson: Works out with Las Vegas

    Johnson (knee) had a workout with the Raiders on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Johnson landed on injured reserve with the Eagles in mid-August with a knee injury and was waived with an injury settlement a week later, but it appears he's healthy now and able to try out for new teams. A 2018 second-round pick by the Lions, the 24-year-old dealt with numerous injuries through his first two seasons. He was squeezed out of the rotation in Detroit last year and had only 52 carries for 181 yards and two touchdowns despite playing in all 16 games for the first time.
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  • Kerryon Johnson: Waived with injury settlement

    Johnson (knee) has been waived by the Eagles with an injury settlement, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports. Johnson has seen his stock plummet from splitting time in the Lions offense over the last three seasons to looking to find a home for 2021. He reportedly was on his way to making the Eagles' roster before suffering a knee injury that left him week-to-week, so moving off of injured reserve with an injury settlement could allow him to sign with another club should injuries begin to surface elsewhere and his knee proves sound.
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  • Eagles' Kerryon Johnson: Heads to injured reserve

    Johnson (knee) reverted to the Eagles' injured reserve list Wednesday after clearing waivers, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The Lions, who selected Johnson in the second round of the 2018 draft, cut ties with the running back in May. He was quickly scooped up by the Eagles, and through the first two weeks of training camp he was on a path to making their regular-season roster. But Johnson injured his knee at Saturday's practice, was given a week-to-week prognosis and now resides on IR. It's unclear if he'll recover enough to be able to play this season, but in order to do so, the Eagles would first have to cut the running back with an injury settlement.
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  • Eagles' Kerryon Johnson: Injures knee

    Johnson is being evaluated for a knee injury, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. It's not exactly clear when Johnson sustained the injury, but considering the team hasn't immediately downplayed it and it also involves his balky knee, the injury has to be at least some cause for concern. Prior to this, the former Lions back was surging up the Eagles depth chart, seemingly jumping ahead of Jordan Howard for one of the last roster spots on the team. More information regarding the severity of the injury should come in the near future.
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  • Eagles' Kerryon Johnson: Has inside track on roster spot

    Johnson currently looks to be ahead of Jordan Howard for a spot on the Eagles' roster, Chris Franklin of NJ.com reports. Johnson's abilities as a receiver and pass blocker thus far have given him an advantage over the more one-dimensional Howard in camp. Additionally, the 24-year-old has quieted concerns over his health as his previously balky knee hasn't given him any trouble to date. He's also become a mentor to some of the team's younger backs. Rookie Kenneth Gainwell is generating buzz in camp as well, and the pair looks likely to fill out the running-back depth chart for Philadelphia on game days behind Miles Sanders and Boston Scott.
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  • Eagles' Kerryon Johnson: Accepts pay cut

    Johnson agreed to a pay cut after the Eagles claimed him off waivers last month, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Johnson originally was scheduled for a base salary and cap hit around $1.37 million, but he'll now settle for $920,000, the league minimum for a player with three accrued NFL seasons. The 2018 second-round pick will need to battle for a roster spot in Philadelphia, where he'll be competing for reps in a backfield that includes Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Jordan Howard and fifth-round rookie Kenneth Gainwell. There isn't a clear roster lock beyond Sanders, though it would be surprising if at least Scott didn't also make the cut.
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  • Eagles' Kerryon Johnson: Claimed by Eagles

    Philadelphia claimed Johnson off waivers from the Lions on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Eagles continue to add depth behind top tailback Miles Sanders, with Johnson joining the likes of Boston Scott, Jordan Howard and fifth-round rookie Kenneth Gainwell in the backfield. Johnson still has youth on his side -- his 24th birthday won't come until June -- and his issues with efficiency and availability over the last two seasons can largely be blamed on injury. Still, facing real competition for a limited amount of depth touches doesn't bode well for Johnson's chances of manufacturing a career resurgence in the final year of his rookie contract.
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  • Kerryon Johnson: Time in Detroit comes to an end

    The Lions will waive Johnson on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Johnson didn't quite reach expectations as a 2018 second-round pick, having been limited to 10 games as a rookie due to injuries, and then averaging fewer than 4.0 yards per carry in both 2019 and 2020. With the Lions having signed Jamaal Williams this offseason to back up D'Andre Swift before adding seventh-round pick Jermar Jefferson to the backfield, the writing has been on the wall regarding Johnson's tenure with the organization. Still heading into his age-24 campaign, Johnson could end up being claimed on waivers by a team in need of backfield depth, with the Falcons, Jets or Dolphins representing potential landing spots.
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  • Lions' Kerryon Johnson: Praised by new position coach

    Running backs coach and assistant head coach Duce Staley specifically raved about Johnson's proficiency in pass protection during a live interview with Pride of Detroit on March 12. "You can be the most talented route runner out there, but if you can't block, you can't play for me. Point. Blank. Period," Staley said. Staley's comments shine a more positive light on Johnson's future in Detroit after new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn failed to mention the running back by name in his introductory press conference last month, only to go on to say that Detroit needs to "find someone else" to complement No. 1 back D'Andre Swift. While the recently-signed Jamaal Williams may be that "someone else" - and Williams is quite adept at pass pro in his own right - Johnson already has a history of subbing in for Swift on passing downs and would seem to be what Staley would prefer in a depth option. With that said, Detroit could save $1.3 million against the cap by letting Johnson go this offseason, and it's not out of the question for another team to trade for the 2017 SEC player of the year who's entering the last year of his rookie deal.
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  • Lions' Kerryon Johnson: May not fit with new coaching staff

    The Lions' new coaching staff doesn't appear to view Johnson as a solid No. 2 running back, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn referred to D'Andre Swift as a "three-down back," but he also said the team will still need to "find someone else" to complement him. Johnson, a former second-round pick himself, thus figures to face competition for a backup role, or possibly even for a roster spot. He was largely used as a pass blocker in 2020, while Swift and 35-year-old Adrian Peterson handled most of the carries and targets. Now entering the final year of his rookie contract, Johnson may not have a future in Detroit under the new management.
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