player photo

27 Leonard Johnson DB

Key Stats
GPTCKLSACKSINTTDSFF

Player Updates

December 29, 2018 09:40 PM
Leonard Johnson: Released by Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals released Johnson on Friday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Johnson was one of two cuts from the roster in advance of Week 17. The Cardinals added wide receiver Malachi Dupre and defensive tackle Pasoni Tasini from their practice squad.

November 14, 2018 08:41 PM
Cardinals' Leonard Johnson: Signs with Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson inked a contract with the Cardinals on Wednesday.

With Budda Baker (undisclosed) undergoing an MRI on his knee following Sunday's game against the Chiefs, the Cardinals added a pair of cornerbacks to the secondary in Johnson and David Amerson. Johnson has an extensive history of playing time, appearing in 15 games last year, and could be an option to receive some snaps on defense in the future.

August 4, 2018 06:24 PM
Giants' Leonard Johnson: Signs with Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants inked Johnson to a contract Friday, the New York Daily News reports.

Johnson has a long tenure as a contributor in the NFL, which included 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.

January 13, 2018 01:40 AM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Loves it in Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 13, 2017 08:40 PM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Returns to full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 10, 2017 12:24 PM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 8, 2017 07:16 PM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Wears questionable tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (knee) was limited all week in practice and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts.

The limited practices all week bode 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.

December 6, 2017 03:36 PM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Limited appearance Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (knee) was listed as a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.

This signifies the injury Johnson suffered in Sunday's loss to the Patriots isn't too severe. Johnson is only the Bills' No. 3 cornerback, but his presence would take on added importance Week 14 against the Colts if starter Tre'Davious White can't make it back from a concussion.

December 3, 2017 05:28 PM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Injures knee against Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson injured his knee in Week 13's matchup against the Patriots.

Lafayette Pitts replaced Johnson as the Bills' slot cornerback after Johnson was able to leave the field under his own power, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports. Buffalo is suddenly thin in the secondary with injuries to Johnson and cornerback Tre'Davious White, who took a shot to the head from Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in the fourth quarter and is now in the concussion protocol.

October 22, 2017 12:12 PM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Gearing up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Johnson will continue in a reserve role since E.J. Gaines (shoulder) is also active Sunday. However, he's logged over 45 defensive snaps four times this season, bringing him near fantasy relevance.

October 21, 2017 12:08 PM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Full practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (hamstring) practiced fully for the second straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Johnson seems likely to play, but with E.J. Gaines (groin) also probable, it means Johnson will continue to serve in a reserve role.

October 19, 2017 08:36 PM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Healthy again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (hamstring) was a full practice participant Thursday after practicing on a limited basis Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

It looks like the Bills will have a full secondary again after being depleted in the Week 5 loss to the Bengals, during which Johnson originally injured his hamstring before the team's Week 6 bye.

October 9, 2017 04:20 PM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Leaves Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (hamstring) didn't return to Sunday's game against the Bengals, Joe Buscaglia of 7 ABC Buffalo reports.

Johnson was initially considered questionable to return after exiting with the injury, but was ruled out after halftime. Shareece Wright saw an increased workload at cornerback in Johnson's stead.

October 9, 2017 04:20 PM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Exits with hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bengals after sustaining a hamstring injury, Joe Buscaglia of 7 ABC Buffalo reports.

The Bills are already short on cornerback depth with E.J. Gaines (groin) inactive, so if Johnson is unable to return, Tre'Davious White, Shareece Wright, and Greg Mabin would be the team's only available options at the position.

September 17, 2017 11:40 AM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Active Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (quadriceps) will play in Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Johnson's questionable status was likely precautionary since it was reported Friday that he was expected to play. He isn't expected to be limited and should see his normal role as a backup corner.

September 15, 2017 03:28 PM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

It was reported Thursday that Johnson would be ready for Sunday's contest, so the questionable tag is likely just a precautionary measure. Johnson played 46 snaps and made six tackles as a reserve cornerback in Week 1.

September 15, 2017 12:12 PM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Will be ready Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (quadriceps) will be ready for Sunday's game after being limited in Thursday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Johnson proved in Week 1 that he fit into head coach Sean McDermott's scheme, having played 46 snaps and making six tackles (three solo). He still slots into the No. 3 cornerback role, so it's tough to say he'll be a serious fantasy contributor.

September 15, 2017 10:08 AM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Quad injury surfaces
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was limited during Thursday's practice due to a quad injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Johnson was able to practice to some degree, so that lends hope to the idea of him being able to face his former teammates Sunday in Carolina.

March 18, 2017 11:44 AM
Bills' Leonard Johnson: Lands in Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson signed a contract with the Bills on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

This signing makes sense, considering that Johnson that was a member of new Bills head coach Sean McDermott's defense last season, when McDermott was the defensive coordinator for the Panthers. Now in Buffalo, the six-year veteran will likely compete for a prominent role in a Bills secondary that needs to replace the departed Stephon Gilmore.

November 27, 2016 11:20 PM
Panthers' Leonard Johnson: Active in Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson, who is dealing with several minor injuries, is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Johnson is slated to back up James Bradberry and Daryl Worley at cornerback in Week 12 after nursing injuries to his chest, ribs and shoulder.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/194
Birthdate:
03/30/1990
Age:
31
Hometown:
Clearwater, FL, USA
School:
Iowa State
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: