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AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
1-0-0 1-1-0
1-1-0 1-1-0
0-0-0 1-1-0
0-1-0 0-2-0

2023 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 2 4 2.0 0 8 0

Top D'Ernest Johnson News

  • Jaguars' D'Ernest Johnson: Two touches Week 2

    Johnson rushed once for eight yards and caught his lone target for nine yards during Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Chiefs.

    The 27-year-old rushed for minus-four yards on his only offensive snap in the season opener, but he received two touches on six offensive snaps Sunday. No. 2 tailback Tank Bigsby saw more of the field but didn't touch the ball, as starter Travis Etienne was the only back to be a real factor. Johnson appears locked in as Jacksonville's tertiary option in the backfield.

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  • Jaguars' D'Ernest Johnson: Minimal role in opener

    Johnson carried once for minus-4 yards during Sunday's 31-21 win against the Colts.

    The 27-year-old opened the campaign as the No. 3 running back on the depth chart, and he played just a single offensive snap in his Jaguars debut. Johnson is unlikely to have much of a role in the offense while starter Travis Etienne and top backup Tank Bigsby are healthy.

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  • Jaguars' D'Ernest Johnson: Buried on depth chart

    Johnson carried the ball six times for 36 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 25-7 preseason win over the Lions. He added two receptions for seven yards.

    Johnson finished second on the team with six carries and he was effective, punching in scores from 15 yards and one yard away. However, he was the third back on the field even with Travis Etienne sitting out, and he didn't tally a carry until the second half. Johnson has 11 carries for 67 yards across two contests this preseason, but he appears to be fourth on the depth chart despite his effectiveness.

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  • Jaguars' D'Ernest Johnson: Gets chance in Jacksonville

    Johnson agreed Wednesday with the Jaguars on a one-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Johnson is coming off a quiet 2022 campaign with the Browns, but he flashed in limited opportunities back in 2021, when he handled 100 carries for 534 yards and three scores. The 27-year-old could now get a chance to complete for with the likes of JaMycal Hasty and Snoop Conner for complementary work behind No. 1 running back Travis Etienne, making him an interesting end-of-roster flier in dynasty or best-ball formats.

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  • Browns' D'Ernest Johnson: Quietly heads to free agency

    Johnson played 10 snaps on special teams and did not play on offense in Sunday's 28-14 loss to Pittsburgh in Week 18.

    Johnson finished the year with just seven touches -- four rushes and three receptions -- and heads quietly into the offseason. It was a different tale last season, after Johnson capably filled in for injured backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, rushing 100 times for 534 yards and three touchdowns. There's very little mileage on Johnson, who turns 27 in February. The Browns are expected to go with Jerome Ford as the top backup to Chubb, and Johnson likely feels ready for a bigger role than he had in 2022. Both he and Kareem Hunt are in the final year of their deals and will entertain offers from other teams.

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  • Browns' D'Ernest Johnson: No run on offense

    Johnson played 15 snaps on special teams and none on offense in Sunday's 27-14 win over Houston.

    It's not surprising to see Johnson used on special teams only, but it was interesting that Jerome Ford got his first snaps and touches on offense. If an injury to Nick Chubb or Kareem Hunt should occur in the final weeks of the regular season, it's not a given that Johnson would get first crack at replacing either back in the rotation.

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  • Browns' D'Ernest Johnson: Used on special teams only

    Johnson did not play on offense during Sunday's 31-23 loss to Buffalo.

    Johnson's usage as a running back has decreased significantly, as both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt have stayed healthy. He popped for 534 yards (5.3 YPC) when given an opportunity in 2021, but those that speculated on him in 2022 have been disappointed.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 208 lbs
Birthplace: Immokalee, FL
Age: 27
School: South Florida
Experience: 5