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Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Scores once in rookie season
Johnson caught six of 14 targets for 42 yards and one touchdown while playing seven games in the 2022 season.
Signed as an undrafted free agent before the season, Johnson did not see a significant amount of a playing time during the 2022 campaign. With that said, the rookie was one of only four wide receivers to record a touchdown grab for the Broncos this season. Johnson is under contract through the 2024 season before becoming a restricted free agent in 2025. The 24-year-old will look to retain a spot on the roster this offseason with a new coaching staff coming to Denver. Assuming he sticks with the Broncos, Johnson will likely find himself in an uphill battle for playing time once again in 2023, as fellow wideouts Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick (knee) and KJ Hamler (hamstring) are all under contract for next season. Proving to have some chemistry with Russell Wilson, Johnson could provide some solid depth at the position if and when injuries become an issue going forward.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Inactive Sunday
Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Johnson caught three of his four targets for 30 yards in last week's win over the Cardinals, but with Courtland Sutton (hamstring) back in the mix Sunday, he's the odd man out in the Broncos' Week 16 wideout corps.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Catches three passes
Johnson caught three of four targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 24-15 win over the Cardinals.
Johnson operated as Denver's No. 2 receiver behind Jerry Jeudy, playing 41 of the Broncos' 69 offensive snaps in the contest. The rookie's 30 receiving yards were second to only Jeudy, who finished the game with 76 yards of his own. Johnson's recent bump in playing time is a result of Courtland Sutton (hamstring), KJ Hamler (hamstring) and Kendall Hinton (hamstring) all missing time, but his usage has not resulted in much fantasy production. Johnson will see a substantial dip in playing time once the Broncos receiving group gets healthier, but even before that happens, the 24-year old wideout should remain far off the fantasy radar when the Broncos visit the Rams in Week 16.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Held catchless in loss
Johnson failed to record a single reception on four targets in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chiefs.
With fellow receiver Courtland Sutton (hamstring) sidelined for the contest, Johnson was on the field for 74 percent of the Broncos' offensive snaps. The rookie wideout has now failed to record a catch in two straight games despite his bump in playing time. If Sutton continues to miss time, Johnson would likely play a similar role in the offense. Unfortunately, his lack of production keeps him far off the fantasy radar for a Week 15 matchup with the Cardinals, especially if Sutton returns to action.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Not targeted in loss
Johnson failed to record a single target in Sunday's 10-9 loss to the Ravens.
Despite playing the second most offensive snaps (25) among Denver wide receivers, Johnson was a complete non-factor Sunday. The rookie's bump in playing time was the result of teammate Courtland Sutton exiting the game with a hamstring injury after playing just 23 snaps. With Sutton deemed "day-to-day" by head coach Nathaniel Hackett, Johnson could be in line for a similar workload in Week 14 when the Broncos host the Chiefs. Even if Sutton sits, Johnson will be extremely difficult to trust for fantasy purposes with the Broncos' aerial attack failing to take off.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Joins 53-man roster
Johnson was promoted to the Broncos' active roster Saturday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Johnson is likely to be active for the third straight game while being bumped up from the practice squad on each occasion. He has three catches for 12 yards and a score in his first two games, and his involvement in Week 13 against the Ravens could depend on whether Jerry Jeudy (ankle) is active.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Shifts back to practice squad
Johnson reverted to the Broncos' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Johnson served as Denver's No. 3 wideout after being elevated from the team's practice squad for the second game in a row. While he played fewer offensive snaps (42) than top receivers Courtland Sutton (56) and Kendall Hinton (55), the 24-year-old Johnson wound up catching the Broncos' lone touchdown on one of his two receptions for 10 yards against Carolina. He will now be eligible for just one more game-day activation before requiring a spot on the active roster to continue playing for Denver this season. Johnson will likely stand to fill a similar role if Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and KJ Hamler (hamstring) both remain sidelined against Baltimore in Week 13.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Finds end zone in loss
Johnson caught two of four targets for 10 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Panthers.
Johnson's one-yard touchdown was the first of his career and the only trip to the end zone for the Broncos in yet another disappointing outing. The rookie was elevated from Denver's practice squad for the second straight week with both Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and KJ Hamler (hamstring) sidelined for the contest. Johnson operated as the No. 3 receiver, playing 70 percent of the the Broncos' offensive snaps behind Courtland Sutton (93) and Kendall Hinton (92). Though he may have additional opportunities for playing time if Jeudy and Hamler remain out, the 24-year-old's fantasy relevance will likely be difficult to trust in the Denver's weak offensive attack. The Broncos visit the Ravens in Week 13.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Bumped up to active roster
Johnson was elevated by the Broncos from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday ahead of the team's game in Carolina on Sunday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Johnson will suit up for the second straight week with both Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and KJ Hamler (hamstring) ruled out for Week 12. In his first NFL game last week, Johnson logged 22 snaps on offense, catching his only target for a two-yard gain.... See More ... See Less
Brandon Johnson: Heading back to practice squad
Johnson reverted to the Broncos' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Johnson played a relatively prominent role after being elevated from the Broncos' practice squad for the first time Week 11, as he caught one of his two targets for two yards. The rookie's 22 offensive snaps also ranked third amongst Denver's receiver corps, slotting in behind Courtland Sutton (59) and Kendall Hinton (56) but ahead of Jalen Virgil (seven) and Montrell Washington (six). With KJ Hamler (hamstring) expected to miss multiple weeks, Johnson could stand to see similar usage if No. 2 wideout Jerry Jeudy (ankle) remains sidelined Week 12 against Carolina.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Gets call-up from practice squad
Denver elevated Johnson from its practice squad Saturday for Sunday's matchup against Las Vegas, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.
The undrafted rookie out of UCF was signed to Denver's practice squad in mid-October and will be active for his first NFL game in Week 11. Johnson flashed during training camp and caught four passes for 64 yards during the Broncos' preseason opener, but he suffered a high-ankle sprain during the team's final exhibition game. Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and KJ Hamler (hamstring) have both been ruled out and Kendall Hinton (shoulder) is questionable, leaving Jalen Virgil, Montrell Washington and Johnson as the top healthy wideouts behind Courtland Sutton.... See More ... See Less
Brandon Johnson: Returns to Broncos
The Broncos signed Johnson to their practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Johnson reached an agreement with Denver's practice squad Tuesday, after he had previously spent time with the team throughout the offseason. However, the 24-year-old suffered a high-ankle sprain during the Broncos' preseason finale against the Vikings, causing him to be placed on the team's IR and eventually reach an injury settlement in early September. Now that Johnson is back with Denver's practice squad, he'll serve as an emergency depth option should any of the team's WRs miss time.... See More ... See Less
Brandon Johnson: Reaches injury settlement
The Broncos waived Johnson (ankle) from injured reserve with an injury settlement Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Johnson was set to miss the entire 2022 season after being placed on IR, but he'll now be free to join another team once he recovers from the high-ankle sprain he suffered during Denver's preseason finale against the Vikings. The Broncos signed the rookie wide receiver back in May, where he impressed and established trust with Russell Wilson throughout training camp.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Moved to IR
Johnson (ankle) was placed on the Broncos' injured reserve Tuesday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.
Johnson was likely set to miss significant time after he picked up a high-ankle sprain during Denver's preseason finale against the Vikings on Saturday. As a result, the Broncos will look to stash the 24-year-old wideout on injured reserve with his earliest return date set for the start of the 2023 campaign, barring any injury settlement with the team.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Dealing with high ankle sprain
Johnson suffered a high ankle sprain in Saturday's preseason finale against the Vikings, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
The injury to Johnson's ankle came on the first play of the game as the wideout was blocking on a run play and was rolled up on. Johnson's clarification that this is in fact a high ankle sprain certainly makes the outlook a bit more grim for the rookie who has had an impressive camp. An increased recovery timetable could lead to the 24-year-old missing the final roster cut ahead of the 2022 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Out for rest of game
Johnson (ankle) will not return to Saturday's preseason finale versus the Vikings, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Johnson will miss the rest of the contest and can now be considered questionable for Week 1 against the Seahawks. The wide receiver had been impressing at camp after going undrafted this year. Johnson's exact injury remains unclear.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Suffers sprained ankle
Johnson suffered a sprained ankle in Saturday's game against the Vikings, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Johnson sustained the injury in the first quarter and the wide receiver's chances of making the final roster could now be in question. The 24-year-old has had a very strong summer, but if the injury is significant, it's possible that he ends up missing the cut.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Questionable to return Saturday
Johnson is questionable to return after he suffered an ankle injury in Saturday's game against the Vikings.
Johnson went down with a non-contact injury after he was running a route, which has now been deemed as an ankle injury. More information on his status will likely be provided later in the night.... See More ... See Less
Broncos' Brandon Johnson: Surprising in camp
Johnson is impressing and gaining quarterback Russell Wilson's trust in training camp, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Johnson signed with the Broncos this offseason as an undrafted free agent, and the 24-year-old is building quite the chemistry with Wilson thus far. The wideout practiced with the starters all week and is showing that he belongs with the likes of Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy. Offensive coordinator Justin Outten said Thursday, "He does things behind the scenes to put him in a really good spot and it's just working with what's expected from us as coaches and what's expected by Russell. He's been doing a really good job in all aspects, not just the pass game, but the run game, too." This is high praise for Johnson, who impressed in Denver's first preseason game against the Cowboys, reeling in four catches for 64 yards. The UCF product is making the most of his opportunity and has a chance to secure a depth role in the Broncos' talented receiving corps ahead of the 2022 campaign.... See More ... See Less
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