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Top Brian Johnson News

  • Brian Johnson: Done in Washington

    Johnson was waived by the Commanders on Monday.

    Johnson made all 10 of his field-goal attempts during his rookie season in 2021, so he could get another chance elsewhere this offseason. Joey Slye, coach Ron Rivera's old friend from Carolina, will act as Washington's kicker this season.

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  • Commanders' Brian Johnson: Tendered contract by Commanders

    Johnson was tendered a contract by the Commanders on Monday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    Johnson is an exclusive rights free agent, meaning he cannot sign elsewhere now that he's received a tender. His projected role with the Commanders remains unclear, as the team can tender restricted free agent Joey Slye up until 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Johnson split the 2021 campaign between New Orleans and Washington, combining to hit all 10 of his field-goal attempts but only nine of his 13 extra-point attempts.

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  • Football Team's Brian Johnson: Inactive to conclude season

    Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants.

    Johnson has been able to maintain his spot on the 53-man roster since Joey Slye was activated from injured reserve Week 16, but the former will remain inactive for the third game in a row. Between stops with New Orleans and Washington, Johnson closes out the 2021 season with a 10-for-10 success rate from the field, though he knocked down only nine of 13 extra-point attempts.

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  • Football Team's Brian Johnson: Inactive Sunday

    Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Eagles.

    After serving as Washington's place kicker for three consecutive weeks, Johnson will now draw a second straight healthy scratch. As long as Joey Slye is healthy, Johnson likely won't have a spot on Washington's gameday roster.

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  • Football Team's Brian Johnson: Inactive Sunday

    Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

    Johnson served as Washington's placekicker across the last three games and converted both of his field-goal attempts while making four of five extra-point tries. However, he'll be unavailable Sunday since Joey Slye will be back in action following his hamstring injury.

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  • Football Team's Brian Johnson: One of two kickers on active roster

    Johnson and Joey Slye (hamstring), who was activated from injured reserve Saturday, are the two kickers on Washington's active roster ahead of Sunday's contest at Dallas, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    Johnson filled in for Slye during the latter's recent three-game absence, nailing both field-goal attempts and four of five point-after tries. Coach Ron Rivera may want to see how Slye reacts to a pregame workout before making a decision on the Football Team's placekicker for Week 16, but one of Johnson or Slye will be handling those duties Sunday.

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  • Football Team's Brian Johnson: Perfect in loss

    Johnson made his lone field-goal attempt while converting both of his extra-point tries in Tuesday's 27-17 loss to the Eagles.

    Johnson missed his lone extra-point try in last week's loss to Dallas, but he bounced back by drilling three kicks in Tuesday's loss. Across his three appearances since he joined Washington, the 22-year-old has made both of his field-goal attempts while converting four of five extra-point tries.

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  • Football Team's Brian Johnson: Washington-Eagles moved to Tuesday

    Johnson and Washington will no longer play the Eagles on Sunday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.

    Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within Washington's organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, the Football Team will restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster.

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  • Football Team's Brian Johnson: Doesn't convert any kicks Sunday

    Johnson had his lone extra-point try blocked in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Cowboys.

    Washington failed to get on the board in the first half of Sunday's matchup and attempted two-point conversions following both of their first two touchdowns of the game. Johnson took the field for an extra-point try late in the fourth quarter, but the kick was blocked. Across his first two appearances with Washington, Johnson has made his lone field-goal attempt while converting two of three extra-point tries.

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  • Football Team's Brian Johnson: Perfect in team debut

    Johnson made his lone field-goal attempt while converting both of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 17-15 win over the Raiders.

    Washington signed Johnson off the Bears' practice squad Tuesday, and he was effective in his first appearance with the team Sunday. He's now made five appearances between New Orleans and Washington this year and has converted all nine of his field-goal attempts while making seven of 10 extra-point tries. Since Joey Slye (hamstring) is on injured reserve, Johnson should have the chance to remain Washington's kicker for several weeks.

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  • Football Team's Brian Johnson: Heading to Washington

    Washington signed Johnson off Chicago's practice squad Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    For the second time this season, Johnson has been plucked from the Bears due to kicker injuries elsewhere in the league. In Washington, Joey Slye pulled his hamstring near the end of the first half of Monday's 17-15 win against the Seahawks and didn't play after halftime. With Slye poised to miss a few weeks of action, Johnson will be called upon to handle placekicking duties in the nation's capitol. In four games for the Saints from Weeks 7-10, Johnson connected on all eight field-goal attempts and five of eight point-after tries.

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  • Brian Johnson: Inked to Bears' practice squad

    Chicago signed Johnson to the practice squad Tuesday.

    Johnson converted all eight of his field-goal attempts in four games with New Orleans this season, but he was only successful on five of eight extra-point tries. Now, he will provide the Bears with some emergency depth behind Cairo Santos.

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  • Brian Johnson: Time up in Big Easy

    New Orleans waived Johnson on Friday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    The Saints will make their fourth kicking change of the season, dropping Johnson after a four-game run on the roster. Though Johnson was a perfect 8-for-8 on field-goal attempts, he ended up losing the job after misfiring on two extra-point attempts in a two-point loss to the Titans last week. The Saints signed Brett Maher off their practice squad to take over kicking duties beginning with Sunday's game against the Eagles.

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  • Saints' Brian Johnson: Misses two extra-point tries

    Johnson made his only field-goal attempt but missed both PATs during Sunday's 23-21 loss to Tennessee.

    While still perfect with his field-goal attempts since arriving in New Orleans a month ago, Johnson has now missed three extra points in the past three weeks. This time, the miscues wound up being the difference in the game for New Orleans, which had a chance to tie the game with a two-point conversion in the closing minute. Given his success on non-PATs, it would seem that Johnson's job security remains intact, but any continued struggles with short-range kicks could prompt the Saints to explore other options in the coming weeks.

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  • Saints' Brian Johnson: Nails two more field goals

    Johnson converted both of his field-goal attempts and his lone PAT during Sunday's 27-25 loss to Atlanta.

    Johnson wasn't needed for anything before halftime, but he nailed kicks from 35 and 52 yards in the third and fourth quarters, respectively. While he unfortunately lost out on a pair of PATs thanks to New Orleans' attempts to go for two at the end of the game, Johnson still managed a respectable fantasy performance - especially in leagues that feature enhanced scoring based on distance. In fact, the 22-year-old has been among the most productive kickers in fantasy since taking over the Saints' kicking job three weeks ago. Regardless of whether Trevor Siemian or Taysom Hill starts at quarterback in Week 10, Johnson seems like he could be a reliable fantasy option within New Orleans' offensive system.

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  • Saints' Brian Johnson: Scores 12 points

    Johnson converted three of three field-goal attempts and three of four PATs during Sunday's 36-27 win over Tampa Bay.

    This was easily the most productive performance the Saints have had from a kicker this season, but Johnson missed an extra point and his longest kick was only 35 yards. While it's not yet a concern through two games that Johnson hasn't attempted a field goal from beyond 40 yards, it's definitely something to keep an eye on for Johnson's upside going forward as New Orleans looks to replace Wil Lutz (abdomen). This potential lack of trust would especially be a problem if Jameis Winston (knee) is forced to miss time, as the offense may experience more than a couple of hiccups if it needs to transition to Taysom Hill (concussion) or Trevor Siemian.

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