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January 17, 2021 01:08 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Provides game-changing play in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson tallied six tackles and returned an interception 101 yards for a touchdown Saturday in the Bills' 17-3 win over the Ravens in the divisional round.

With the Bills leading 10-3 and Ravens threatening for the game-tying score with less than a minute remaining in third quarter, Johnson stepped in to provide the top highlight of the night. After going undetected in coverage by quarterback Lamar Jackson, Johnson deftly snuck in front of tight end Mark Andrews near the goal line to nab Jackson's pass, then sprinted untouched 101 yards to the opposite end zone to tie the NFL postseason record for the longest interception return. Johnson and the Bills will face the winner of Sunday's Browns-Chiefs tilt in the AFC Championship Game next weekend.

December 17, 2020 08:36 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: All clear to face Broncos
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (concussion) was a full participant during Thursday's practice session.

The third-year man out of Weber State earned his first NFL touchdown during Week 14, providing a 51-yard pick-six in the first quarter of a 26-15 win over Pittsburgh. Johnson was subsequently pulled from the game due to a concussion, but he has since proven capable of recuperating on a short week. It appears with a full session in hand, Johnson will be clear to face Drew Lock and the Broncos on Saturday.

December 15, 2020 11:36 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Logs limited session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (concussion) was a limited participant during Tuesday's walkthrough practice.

Johnson left this last Sunday's win over the Steelers with a concussion. It's encouraging that the 24-year-old cornerback returned to the field just two days later, providing a chance to clear the league's five-step concussion protocol before Saturday's matchup against the Broncos. Otherwise, Josh Norman figures to absorb some of Johnson's workload.

December 13, 2020 10:48 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Out for rest of SNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Steelers due to a concussion.

Johnson was the star of the first half, as his pick-six sparked what had been a lifeless Bills team to that point and led to 23 unanswered points and counting. Johnson leaves the contest with seven combined tackles to go with his interception. He'll have one less day to get better, as the Bills face the Broncos on Saturday in Week 15 action.

December 13, 2020 10:44 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Evaluated for head injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is being evaluated for a head injury and his return to Sunday's game against the Steelers is questionable.

Johnson made his mark on the game before getting injured, scoring an interception touchdown just before halftime. Siran Neal steps into Johnson's spot as the nickel cornerback.

November 17, 2020 01:44 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Plays every defensive snap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson had nine total tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Johnson plays a lot for someone who's the fourth cornerback on the depth chart, as he's been on the field for 56 percent or more of the defensive snaps in every game this season. Sunday, it would have been difficult to pull him out with the defensive back unit depleted due to COVID-19 protocols, and the third-year corner delivered his best game of the season. Heading into the bye, Johnson sits at 62 tackles, two passes defensed, a sack and a forced fumble.

October 21, 2020 12:28 AM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Another big tackle day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson recorded eight tackles during Monday's loss to the Chiefs, tied for second most on the team.

Johnson sure does pick up a lot of tackles for a third cornerback, as he's second on the team with 42 stops on the season. As we know, however, IDP numbers don't always equate with strong play and sometimes means your guy is simply allowing too many passes to be caught. In Johnson's case, he didn't even start Monday's game after temporarily losing his No. 3 spot, but he ended up seeing 86 percent of the defensive snaps after his replacement, Cam Lewis, got hurt early in the contest.

September 27, 2020 10:48 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Giving it a go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) will play in Sunday's game against the Rams.

It was reported earlier that Johnson was expected to suit up in the contest after logging a full practice Friday, so this news isn't surprising. The 2018 fourth-round pick has played at least 76 percent of the defensive snaps in each of the first two games, so he'll likely be in line for a similar role for Week 3.

September 27, 2020 10:28 AM
Bills' Taron Johnson: On track to play Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) is expected to play Sunday versus the Rams, Kimberley A. Martin of ESPN reports.

Johnson ended the week with a full practice Friday, and it appears he'll avoid missing any time. The 2018 fourth-round pick has played at least 76 percent of the defensive snaps in each of the first two games, recording 10 tackles (seven solo) and a pass breakup.

September 25, 2020 03:40 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Questionable for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Johnson put forth a 'DNP/LP/FP' practice slate this week, so it looks as though he's at least trending in the right direction to suit up. In the event that Johnson were forced to miss any time, Siran Neal would likely see the opportunity to handle increased defensive snaps.

September 24, 2020 01:12 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Misses Wednesday's session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson missed practice Wednesday due to a groin injury.

Johnson logged more defensive snaps (57) in Week 2 compared to the 48 he saw in Week 1, so he either suffered the injury late in Sunday's win over the Dolphins or played through it. For the second straight game, the team's No. 2 cornerback recorded five tackles. We'll see if he can get in some practice participation Thursday or Friday ahead of the Week 3 tilt against the Rams.

June 28, 2020 04:12 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: May have smaller role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (undisclosed) could see less playing time following the offseason addition of Josh Norman, Ryan Talbot of reports.

Tre'Davious White is entrenched as the team's top corner while Levi Wallace is back after starting all 16 games, so Norman's veteran presence could reduce Johnson's role. The 2018 fourth-round pick appeared in 12 games last year and had 50 tackles (39 solo), one sack, five passes defensed and one forced fumble.

January 5, 2020 01:24 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Leaves Saturday's playoff game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson left Saturday's loss to the Texans with an undisclosed injury and did not return, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

Johnson isn't a starter, but his loss had a big effect on the game, as starter Levi Wallace was already an inactive. By the end of the game when the Texans were in catch-up mode, the Bills were down to depth corners. Houston started to get a bunch of chunk plays, and while Siran Neal had a couple of big plays in the second half, a couple of his mistakes proved especially costly. Johnson finishes his second season with 50 tackles in the regular season to go with five passes defensed, a sack and one forced fumble.

December 17, 2019 04:48 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: No lingering effects
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (undisclosed) wasn't listed on Tuesday's injury report.

Johnson was hurt during Sunday's win over the Steelers, but it appears to have been a minor issue. The second-year cornerback will be ready to go for a crucial divisional matchup against the Patriots on Saturday. Johnson has been strong in coverage this year, allowing 6.9 yards per target and just one score.

December 15, 2019 11:40 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Nicked up in Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson needed attention for an undisclosed injury Sunday against the Steelers, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Johnson stayed down after a play before getting checked out by the medical staff. Siran Neal took over Johnson's duties as the third cornerback in nickel sets.

November 30, 2019 01:16 AM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Big part of Thanksgiving Day win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson logged eight tackles and one pass defensed during Thursday's win over Dallas.

Johnson also saw an 85 percent snap share, the second time he's hit that level in the last three games as he shows he's further and further removed from a hamstring injury that messed up the early part of his season. Johnson isn't a starter in name, but he's needed in a number of packages the Buffalo defense runs, so his good play should keep him on the field. On the season, the second-year Weber State product has 30 tackles, four passes defensed and one sack.

November 7, 2019 12:56 AM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Highest PT share of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson played 61 percent of the defensive snaps in Sunday's win over Washington, logging one tackle and one pass defensed.

The box score doesn't tell the whole story, as the second-year player had some big plays in the fourth quarter as the Bills finally pulled away from their pesky opponent. With Johnson finally back to full health -- he missed four games earlier in the season with a hamstring injury -- and Kevin Johnson limited with a knee injury, Johnson seems secure in his No. 3 cornerback role again, where he mainly mans the slot.

October 20, 2019 12:44 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (hamstring) is active and will play in Sunday's clash against Miami.

Johnson has yet to play since Week 1 and was questionable entering the contest. The 2018 fourth-round pick should resume his role as the main slot corner, though a few others have proven capable of filling that role should the Bills prefer to ease Johnson back into duties.

October 18, 2019 03:16 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Questionable for Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (hamstring) practiced fully for the third straight day Friday but is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Johnson hasn't played since Week 1, so we have to imagine the Bills want to be extra certain before they commit to trotting the slot corner out there for a full game. Johnson looks like he'll be a game-time decision Sunday morning.

October 16, 2019 04:56 PM
Bills' Taron Johnson: Practices fully Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (hamstring) returned to a full practice Wednesday following the team's bye week, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

The slot corner hasn't played since the team's regular-season opener, so even though he appears mostly healthy he still probably needs to show more during the rest of the practice week in order to suit up Sunday against the Dolphins. If Johnson does return, it's going to make one of the league's better defenses that much stronger.

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Sun 09/13vs NYJW 27-1741500100
Sun 09/20@ MIAW 31-2832500000
Sun 09/27vs LARW 35-32911000000
Sun 10/04@ LVW 30-2352700000
Tue 10/13@ TENL 16-4252700000
Sun 10/25@ NYJW 18-1020200100
Sun 11/01vs NEW 24-2140400000
Sun 11/08vs SEAW 44-3432500000
Sun 11/15@ ARIL 30-3281910010
Sun 11/29vs LACW 27-1733600200
Mon 12/07@ SFW 34-2433600000
Sun 12/13vs PITW 26-1543701100
Sat 12/19@ DENW 48-1940400100
Mon 12/28@ NEW 38-920200000
Sun 01/03vs MIAW 56-2633600100
Sat 01/09vs INDW 27-2451600000
Sat 01/16vs BALW 17-360601100
Sun 01/24@ KCL 24-3832500200
Career Defensive Stats
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Weber State
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