Johnson has impressed in minicamp and remains in the Jets' running back plans, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Johnson's still in the mix for the starting role, though Tevin Coleman is expected to open the season as the leading figure in a backfield that also features rookie fourth-round pick Michael Carter. For now, Johnson's at least a safe bet to make the roster, and a clearer picture of the running back pecking order should emerge once the team takes the field in the preseason.
Johnson is splitting first-team reps in OTAs with Tevin Coleman and Michael Carter, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Coleman technically is the starter at this point in the offseason, but Johnson and Carter still have plenty of time to make their cases for the top spot on the depth chart. Carter projects as more of a change-of-pace type, leaving Coleman and Johnson to battle it out for the majority of early-down opportunities, including the all-important goal-line looks. This is a position battle that may not be decided until deep into the preseason, so it'll be important to monitor these players' performances as Week 1 approaches.
Johnson sits atop the Jets' running back depth chart put together by Tyler Calvaruso of USA Today.
Johnson's burst should make him a strong fit for offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur's system, but he'll have plenty of competition in a crowded Jets backfield. Though Johnson's strong play down the stretch last season has made the starting job his to lose in Calvaruso's eyes, free-agent acquisition Tevin Coleman, rookie fourth-round draft pick Michael Carter and fellow young running backs La'Mical Perine and Josh Adams will all be vying for that spot as well.
Johnson rushed 11 times for 45 yards and caught both of his targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Patriots.
With Frank Gore (chest) and La'Mical Perine (illness) inactive, Johnson split carries with Josh Adams, who had a nearly identical 47 yards on 11 carries but also found the end zone. The 23-year-old Johnson finishes his season with 254 yards and a touchdown on 54 carries, along with 99 yards and a touchdown on 16 catches. He's favored to secure a depth role in New York's backfield next season, though Johnson will likely have competition for a roster spot.
Johnson is expected to serve as the Jets' feature back Sunday against the Patriots with both Frank Gore (bruised lung) and La'Mical Perine (reserve/COVID-19 list) sidelined, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Johnson had the Jets backfield mostly to himself one other time this season, and he produced 104 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries after Gore got hurt early in a Week 13 loss to the Raiders. New England's defense has been vulnerable against the run this season, so Johnson could make for an intriguing fantasy option in both season-long and DFS formats in Week 17. In addition to his big game on the ground against the Raiders, Johnson has shown an ability to contribute as a pass catcher out of the backfield, as evidenced by his six-reception effort versus the Rams in Week 15. Josh Adams should also factor into the Jets' backfield rotation, but Johnson's involvement in the passing game seemingly gives him the higher overall fantasy ceiling.
Johnson rushed twice for 13 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Browns.
Johnson ranked a distant third in carries among Jets running backs behind Frank Gore (14) and La'Mical Perine (nine) in Perine's return from an ankle injury. New York played from ahead for the final three quarters, so Johnson's pass-catching skills out of the backfield weren't called upon after last week's six-catch performance. Gore left in the second half with a chest injury, and if he's unable to play in next week's season finale in New England, Johnson would likely take on a larger role on passing downs while Perine handles the bulk of the early-down work.
Johnson carried the ball three times for 16 yards and caught all six of his targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 upset of the Rams.
The running back opened the scoring in the first quarter by taking a short pass from Sam Darnold 18 yards to the pylon, setting the stage for the Jets' first win of the season. Johnson took a back seat to Frank Gore (24 touches) most of the rest of the afternoon, but assuming the team doesn't shock another playoff-bound team in Week 16, he could see a bigger workload as the Jets try to keep up with the Browns.
Johnson rushed eight times for 16 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 40-3 loss to Seattle.
One week after topping 100 yards on the ground and finding the end zone, Johnson was bottled up while splitting carries with both Frank Gore (eight) and Josh Adams (six). As long as Gore's healthy, Johnson will have a hard time getting enough touches to move the needle much. Up next is a Week 15 road matchup with the Rams.
Johnson rushed 22 times for 104 yards and a touchdown while catching both of his targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Raiders.
Frank Gore exited almost immediately to be evaluated for a concussion, paving the way for a backfield split between Johnson and Josh Adams, who had eight carries for 74 yards. Johnson's one-yard touchdown plunge with 5:34 remaining put the Jets up by four, but that lead disintegrated in heartbreaking fashion on a 46-yard Henry Ruggs touchdown with five seconds left. Finally getting a chance to shine after showing some promise in a limited role, the shifty Johnson would be in line to remain New York's lead back in Week 14 against the Seahawks if Gore's unable to clear the league's five-step concussion protocol.
Johnson rushed twice for three yards and caught one of two targets for one yard in Sunday's 20-3 loss to the Dolphins.
Johnson backed up Frank Gore with La'Mical Perine (ankle) on IR, but Gore got 21 touches to Johnson's three. With coach Adam Gase content to feed the plodding Gore rather than exploring alternatives, Johnson's role should remain minimal in Week 13 against a Raiders team that has struggled to defend running backs.
Johnson will be part of a running back rotation with Frank Gore and Josh Adams for the next three games with La'Mical Perine (ankle) on IR, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Johnson earned his highest offensive snap share (23 percent) of the season this past Sunday against the Jets, turning it into four catches (on six targets) for 17 yards. With Gore set to lead the backfield -- he's averaging 13.3 touches per game this season -- Johnson may serve as the pass-catching option for the group. In 23 career games, Johnson has hauled in 29 of 40 targets for 132 yards.
Johnson didn't record a carry but caught four of six targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chargers.
Johnson got some action as a receiving option out of the backfield after La'Mical Perine exited with an ankle injury. If Perine's unable to play against the Dolphins in Week 12, Johnson would serve as the shifty passing-down complement to veteran bruiser Frank Gore.
Johnson did not garner a carry or a target on two offensive snaps during Monday night's 30-27 loss to New England.
The Maryland product was active for a fourth consecutive outing Week 9, though he was not a part of the Jets' offensive game plan after fielding four touches in Kansas City last Sunday. Johnson received most of his work on special teams, with 12 snaps in that department, while Frank Gore (12 carries) and La'Mical Perine (six carries) split the RB rush attempts, combining for 65 yards against New England's No. 25 rush defense. Johnson remains the Jets' No. 3 back, as the team takes its bye week before heading into a Nov. 22 matchup against the Chargers.
Johnson rushed three times for 15 yards and caught his lone target for another six in Sunday's 35-9 loss to the Chiefs.
Johnson finished fourth on the team in carries behind Frank Gore (10), La'Mical Perine (eight) and quarterback Sam Darnold (four). He also had a 17-yard kick return on special teams. Johnson doesn't see enough playing time on offense to make much of a difference, and that's likely to remain the case barring an injury to Gore or Perine.
Johnson returned three kickoffs for 66 yards but didn't touch the ball on offense in Sunday's 18-10 loss to the Bills.
Johnson turned three carries into 42 yards last week, but he didn't get any opportunities in New York's backfield against Buffalo, while Frank Gore and La'Mical Perine combined for 99 rushing yards and a touchdown on 11 carries apiece. Coach Adam Gase seems content to keep giving the 37-year-old Gore double-digit touches, and while Perine has started to take on a larger role, Johnson remains a distant third on the running back depth chart.
Johnson made his Jets debut in Sunday's 24-0 loss to Miami, rushing three times for 42 yards and failing to corral his only target.
Johnson broke off a 34-yard run for New York's longest offensive play of the game, but he operated as the third-string running back behind veteran Frank Gore (11 carries for 46 yards) and rookie La'Mical Perine (seven carries for 27 yards). If Johnson keeps flashing enough speed to get to the outside, he could provide a much-needed spark for the lifeless Jets offense and start to take on a larger role in Week 7 against Buffalo and beyond.
Jets head coach Adam Gase said Wednesday that Johnson will have the opportunity to earn more playing time following the release of starting running back Le'Veon Bell, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Gase emphasized that rookie La'Mical Perine will play a larger role at 37-year-old Frank Gore's expense following Bell's release, but he also mentioned Johnson and practice-squad running back Josh Adams as candidates to take on more work. Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Jets two weeks ago but has yet to make his team debut.
Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Jets on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Johnson was waived by the Lions on Thursday and will join a Jets team on which he should have more opportunities to earn playing time, at least while Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) is on IR. The 23-year-old Maryland product joins a running back room currently consisting of 37-year-old Frank Gore, rookie fourth-rounder La'Mical Perine and Dolphins castoff Kalen Ballage. Johnson averaged 4.3 yards per carry and caught 24 passes as a rookie last season, and his most immediate path to snaps could be as an upgrade over Ballage on passing downs if Johnson can learn the offense quickly.
Johnson was waived by the Lions on Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Johnson somewhat surprisingly made the Lions roster out of training camp over fifth-round rookie Jason Huntley. Now that Detroit coaches seem more than content with a top backfield trio of Adrian Peterson, Kerryon Johnson and D'Andre Swift - with Jamal Agnew mixing in on gadget plays - it appears Ty Johnson is no longer needed, either. However, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Lions try to stash Ty Johnson on the practice squad for insurance purposes.
Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against Arizona.
The 2019 sixth-round draft pick fielded five offensive snaps last Sunday in a loss to Green Bay, but he has yet to garner a single carry on the young season. Johnson logged an average of 3.9 carries per game last year for a bottom-12 Lions rushing attack, but with D'Andre Swift and Adrian Peterson now in the mix, his offensive involvement has fallen by the wayside.
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