Johnson has a long tenure as a contributor in the NFL, playing 673 snaps on defense for the Bills last season. He will need to perform well in camp to receive snaps again this fall, but Johnson does have experience on his side.
Johnson finished his first year in Buffalo with 53 tackles -- the second most of his career -- seven passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. "I told my mom and my coach, I've been in the league six years, by far it has been the best year of my career," Johnson told Jadon Ceravolo of BuffaloBills.com.
Johnson is now an unrestricted free agent, though he's indicated he wants to stay with Buffalo and coach Sean McDermott, whom he played for when McDermott was the defensive coordinator in Carolina. Johnson served as an occasional starter when E.J. Gaines was working through various injuries, though at 28 and with an average skill set he's probably best suited as a No. 3 or No. 4 corner. That said, he's proven valuable to the Bills in that role.
Johnson (knee) practiced fully Wednesday after missing Sunday's win over the Colts, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.
It looks like the reserve cornerback will be able to return for Week 15 when the Bills take on the Dolphins in a crucial game for both teams. Johnson will help the Buffalo defense deal with some of Miami's three-wide sets.
Johnson (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Johnson was limited in practice each day this week after injuring his knee against New England last Sunday. Now that he's been ruled out, look for Lafayette Pitts to take over as the team's No. 3 cornerback.
Johnson (knee) was limited all week in practice and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts.
The limited practices all week bodes well for Johnson's chances of gearing up Sunday. As the No. 3 corner, Johnson may not have many chances to make plays in Week 14 against the Colts, who rank 27th in the league in pass attempts.
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|7||10/22/18||@ ATL||8:15 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
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|14||12/9/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
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|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||62||48.0||14||0||1||48||48.0||48||1||8|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||45||30.0||15||0||1||-6||-6.0||-6||0||3|
|2015||New England Patriots||4||11||8.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
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