Johnson brought in one of two targets for a 16-yard reception in the Buccaneers' 44-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
The rookie saw some opportunities with Mike Evans (knee) exiting the game for good in the first quarter, a development that allowed Johnson to make an appearance on the stat sheet for the second straight week. Johnson was considered a steal as a fifth-round selection last April after a productive college career, but the wealth of talent ahead of him -- which was augmented by the mid-season acquisition of Antonio Brown -- conspired to keep the former Golden Gopher near the bottom of the depth chart. The University of Minnesota product finished the regular season with a 12-169-2 line, and unless multiple injuries strike the receiving corps in the postseason, he appears likely to fill a very minor role during the Buccaneers' playoff run.
Johnson secured his only target for 35 yards in the Buccaneers' 47-7 win over the Lions on Saturday.
Multiple seldom-used players were utilized in the blowout win, with Johnson getting in on the fun courtesy of a career-high 35-yard grab. Johnson's splash play could potentially be a harbinger of what's to come Week 17, a divisional contest against the Falcons in which the playoff-bound Bucs may rest some front-line players if they're able to get out to a comfortable lead.
Johnson failed to bring in his only target during the Buccaneers' 31-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
The rookie once again saw minimal involvement, failing to bring in his only target for the third time in the last five games. Johnson has actually been active in every game since Week 3, but he hasn't recorded a catch since Week 9 against the Saints. With so many talented and healthy wideouts in front of him, the 2020 fifth-round pick figures to continue toiling in anonymity during a Week 16 matchup versus the Lions on Saturday afternoon.
Johnson failed to bring in his only target in the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
The rookie came up empty for the third straight game, not necessarily a surprising development considering the wealth of healthy pass-catching talent in front of him. Johnson logged just five snaps overall, and that level of involvement figures to remain the norm unless multiple injuries strike the Buccaneers' receiving corps.
Johnson didn't receive a target in Monday's 27-24 loss to the Rams.
Johnson is now operating as the No. 5 receiver with Chris Godwin healthy and Antonio Brown on board. The rookie out of Minnesota logged fewer than 10 snaps on offense for a third straight week and didn't record a reception for a second straight game.
Johnson failed to bring in his only target in the Buccaneers' 46-23 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
The rookie played just nine snaps from scrimmage overall, not entirely surprising considering the Buccaneers' receiving corps was at full health. Johnson was overthrown by Tom Brady on his one target, and he now has logged just two targets in the pair of contests Antonio Brown has played in thus far.
Johnson secured his only target for 11 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-3 loss to the Saints on Sunday night.
The rookie unsurprisingly filled a minor role, logging just six snaps from scrimmage and coming in last in targets among players who received at least one look from Tom Brady. Johnson has slipped down to No. 5 on the wideout depth chart with the arrival of Antonio Brown, so his level of participation moving forward could be similarly modest.
Johnson brought in both his targets for 35 yards in the Buccaneers' 25-23 win over the Giants on Monday night.
Johnson took a formidable hit from the Giants' Logan Ryan on his second and final catch of the night, a 20-yard grab that took the ball down to New York's 42-yard line on a drive that would culminate in a go-ahead touchdown grab by Mike Evans. The rookie played on exactly 50.0 percent of the snaps overall and was able to post his third multi-reception tally of the last four games in the process. However, the 2020 fifth-round pick could well be in for a notable decline in opportunity beginning Week 9, when Antonio Brown's expected debut projects to knock the receivers on the latter half of the depth chart down another notch.
Johnson could be in line for an expanded role Monday against the Giants with Chris Godwin (finger) set to miss the contest, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Johnson has had an interesting rookie season, one that saw him inactive for the first two games of the campaign, target-less for the subsequent pair of contests and in the end zone twice on just seven catches over the last three. He was at his busiest in Week 5 against the Bears -- one of three games Godwin has already missed this season -- posting a 4-61 line on six targets. Johnson may not see the same volume versus New York, but he should slot into the No. 3 receiver role with Scotty Miller bumping up to No. 2 spot in Godwin's stead.
Johnson secured both his targets for four yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 45-20 win over the Raiders on Sunday.
The rookie is starting to demonstrate a knack for making excellent use of his relatively sparse opportunities, as he now has a pair of touchdown grabs on a combined three receptions over the last two games. On Sunday, Johnson found the end zone from a yard out with 3:08 remaining to put an exclamation point on the lopsided win for the Buccaneers. While his recent fantasy production is encouraging to an extent, the outlook for Johnson isn't too bright moving forward, considering Antonio Brown's on-field debut in what will likely be Week 9 is poised to have the domino effect of bumping everyone on the latter portion of the receiver depth chart down a notch.
Johnson hauled in his only target for a seven-yard touchdown in the Buccaneers' 38-10 win over the Packers on Sunday.
The rookie didn't have anywhere near the same role as in a Week 5 loss to the Bears that Chris Godwin and Justin Watson missed due to hamstring and chest injuries, respectively. However, Johnson cashed in his one opportunity to touch the ball. The 2020 fifth-round pick should continue to see sporadic opportunity throughout his first pro campaign, but he'll have a weekly uphill battle for Tom Brady's attention whenever the rest of the team's pass-catching corps is healthy.
Johnson secured four of six targets for 61 yards in the Buccaneers' 20-19 loss to the Bears on Thursday night.
The rookie finally had a chance to see some targets come his way, and he made good use of the opportunity overall. Johnson led the Buccaneers in receptions and receiving yardage for the night, with the highlight of his performance a 35-yard grab late in the first quarter on the Buccaneers' only touchdown drive. Johnson saw extended snaps as a result of the absences of Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Justin Watson (chest), but the accounting he gave of himself could certainly earn him additional opportunities as a complementary weapon in coming weeks.
Johnson could be in line for No. 3 receiver duties at minimum in Thursday's Week 5 game against the Bears with Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Justin Watson (chest) sidelined, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
The rookie already logged 25 snaps in Week 4 against the Chargers, although he didn't see a target. That's likely to change Thursday, even if Evans, who's reportedly going to test out his gimpy ankle in pregame warmups, and Miller, who's expected to play through groin and ankle injuries, both suit up. Smith identifies Johnson as the most likely to serve as the No. 3 wideout in such a scenario, and if Evans can't go, the 2020 fifth-round pick could conceivably find himself in a starting role in what would be only his third NFL game with active status.
Johnson is in line for an expanded role in Sunday's Week 4 home tilt against the Chargers with Chris Godwin (hamstring) already ruled out and Scotty Miller (hip/groin) listed as questionable, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Laine reports coach Bruce Arians noted he expects Johnson to step into a bigger role after being active for the first time in Week 3 but not logging a target. The 2020 fifth-round pick has had a slow start to his pro career after missing time at the start of training camp with what was described as a soft-tissue injury, but he's since had over a month to get acquainted with the offense. Johnson wouldn't project to serve as any higher than the No. 4 receiver if Miller is able to suit up, but he could conceivably slot into the No. 3 role behind starters Mike Evans and Justin Watson if his teammate were to sit out.
Johnson logged 21 snaps in Sunday's 28-10 win over the Broncos but did not see a target.
Johnson was active for the first time as a pro, but even with Justin Watson (shoulder) sidelined for Sunday's contest, the rookie didn't see a pass come his way. First-time active status was a step in the right direction for the fifth-round pick, but it remains to be seen if he'll have another opportunity to take the field in a Week 4 home matchup against the Chargers.
Johnson is active for the first time in his NFL career for Sunday's Week 3 tilt against the Broncos, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
The rookie still is buried down the depth chart, but he'll get his first chance to don a uniform on game day with Justin Watson (shoulder) out of action Sunday. Johnson will have an uphill battle for targets with Chris Godwin back on the field after missing Week 2 with a concussion, and the likes of Mike Evans, Scotty Miller and potentially Jaydon Mickens also ahead of him in the pecking order at receiver.
Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Panthers, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Johnson will be a healthy scratch for a second straight game to begin his NFL career. The Minnesota product posted an 86-1,318-13 line in his senior collegiate season, so while there's potential in the future, he may need more time to develop.
Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 1 tilt against the Saints, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
The rookie fifth-round pick missed time early in camp due to injury and therefore is still behind the curve on learning the offense. With Mike Evans (hamstring) also managing to garner active status Sunday, Johnson's chances of suiting up fell even further. The Buccaneers opted to keep the more experienced Jaydon Mickens, who can also help on special teams, active as the No. 5 receiver versus New Orleans.
Johnson (undisclosed) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report.
Johnson was plagued by an undisclosed injury throughout much of training camp, but he now looks on track for Sunday's season opener in New Orleans. The rookie fifth-round pick is listed behind Justin Watson as a backup to Mike Evans (hamstring) on the Buccaneers' unofficial depth chart, and as the overall co-No.5 receiver overall alongside Jaydon Mickens.
Johnson (undisclosed) was held out of practice Monday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Coach Bruce Arians said Johnson is dealing with the same injury that caused him to miss the first week of practice. Arians hasn't elaborated on the nature of the injury, but he did note that the rookie wideout has "missed a ton" of practice time. Johnson appears unlikely to emerge ahead of Scotty Miller and Justin Watson in a competition for the No. 3 receiver job.
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