The Titans signed Johnson to their practice squad on Wednesday according to a source, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Johnson, a former Colts player, will join Tennessee's practice squad after playing against the Titans twice in the regular season. The receiver has caught 14 receptions for 255 yards throughout 11 games, and he will now assist Tennessee as it takes on the Ravens this Sunday.
The Colts waived Johnson on Saturday.
The Colts opted to cut Johnson loose to create a roster spot for tight end Noah Togiai (knee) to be activated from IR. Johnson has played just nine snaps on offense over the last three games. He logged 11 games in 2020, recording a 14-255-0 line with a bulk of that production coming from a Week 6 win over the Bengals, where he caught five passes for 108 yards.
Johnson (quadriceps) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Johnson's quad injury kept him from suiting up against the Steelers in Week 16, but it looks like he'll be back in action against the Jaguars on Sunday. With Michael Pittman currently in the concussion protocol, Johnson could be in line for increased opportunities on offense.
Johnson (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Johnson's quad injury sidelined him for the Week 16 loss to Pittsburgh, so it's encouraging to see him back at practice in at least a limited capacity. Even if he gains clearance for a Week 17 matchup with the Jaguars, Johnson likely won't be in store for a major role in the passing game. He's been targeted only once in his last four outings.
Johnson (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
The 26-year-old was unable to practice this week due to the quad injury and won't be available this weekend. Indianapolis' offense shouldn't be significantly affected by Johnson's absence since he's without a catch since Week 11.
Johnson (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday.
Johnson also missed Wednesday's practice, leaving his availability for Sunday's matchup against Pittsburgh in serious question. Johnson has totaled 255 yards on 14 receptions (28 targets) this season, but much of that output came in a Week 6 effort during which he logged 108 yards on five grabs. He has not registered a reception since Week 11.
Johnson was ruled out of the remainder of Sunday's game against the Texans due to a quadriceps injury, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
It's unclear how Johnson suffered the injury, but the fact that he was immediately ruled out isn't a good sign. Johnson exits the game failing to record a fantasy-relevant stat. With Johnson sidelined, Ashton Dulin is the only healthy depth receiver behind T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman and Zach Pascal.
Johnson played one snap on offense in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Texans.
The emergence of Michael Pittman has certainly influenced Johnson's decreasing usage, but it was surprising to see him completely left out of the game plan in a divisional game. Johnson hasn't been fantasy relevant since Week 6, when he posted a 5-108-0 line against the Bengals. He's not startable with Pittman, T.Y. Hilton and Zach Pascal healthy.
Johnson wasn't targeted during Sunday's 41-26 loss to the Titans.
The 26-year-old played 26 offensive snaps but was never involved in the passing game. Johnson is entrenched as Indianapolis' No. 4 wideout and doesn't offer much fantasy value in the current situation.
Johnson had one reception for 14 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Green Bay.
Johnson played on 38 of the offense's 70 snaps as he saw an uptick in snap count despite Indy's receiving corps being as healthy as it's been all season. Still, he may continue to have just a minor role in the offense as the passing game's focus has been to spread the ball around. Eleven players had receptions in Sunday's win.
Johnson did not have a reception and was targeted just once in Thursday's loss to Tennessee.
Johnson played just 18 of the offense's 70 snaps as his playing time declined sharply from his 60 snaps in Week 9. Michael Pittman's emergence and the return of T.Y. Hilton from injury pushed Johnson to a reserve role. With the Colts utilizing two tight ends frequently, Johnson won't get much playing time as the No. 4 receiver.
Johnson corralled two of his seven targets for 14 receiving yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens.
Johnson tied Michael Pittman for the team high in targets, though the rookie's output yielded twice the number of catches and quadruple the yardage compared to Johnson's. The Texas product bounced back and forth between the active roster and the practice squad throughout September and October, but with seven-plus targets in two of his past three appearances, Johnson may be developing into a more stable piece of the Colts roster.
Johnson (knee) is officially active Week 9 against Baltimore.
This was the expectation all along after Johnson was able to log a full practice Friday. Opportunity knocks for the wide receivers in Indianapolis, as T.Y. Hilton is inactive for the contest with a groin injury, leaving Johnson to contend with Zach Pascal and Michael Pittman for targets at the wide receiver position. The team will also have a fully healthy tight end group with Mo Alie-Cox cleared to play despite a knee injury. It's a tough matchup in any case, as the Ravens are allowing the 10th-least passing yards per game with a mark of 222.6.
The Colts will list Johnson (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, but he's expected to play in the contest, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Johnson failed to practice Thursday after hurting his knee during Wednesday's workout, but he returned as a full participant Friday in the Colts' final Week 9 session. Though the Colts are still giving him an injury designation as a precaution, Johnson looks like he'll be ready to go Sunday, and he should step into a starting role at receiver with T.Y. Hilton (groin) listed as doubtful for the contest. Johnson had already played more than 60 percent of the Colts' offensive snaps in both of the team's past two games, totaling seven receptions for 147 yards on 12 targets between those contests.
Johnson (knee) was listed as a non-participant on Thursday's practice estimate.
Johnson is a newcomer to the Colts' Week 9 injury report, so it remains to be seen if his DNP listing for Thursday's walk-through is indicative of a minor issue he's managing or something that could affect his status for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Friday's injury report should provide added clarity on that front.
Johnson caught two of four targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 41-21 win over the Lions.
Johnson has racked up 200 receiving yards in the past three games, adding a big-play element to an otherwise methodical Colts offense. If fellow deep threat T.Y. Hilton -- who exited with a groin injury -- can't go against the Ravens in Week 9, Johnson should get more opportunities to try to find space downfield against the talented Ravens secondary.
Johnson caught five of eight targets for 108 yards during Sunday's 31-27 win over the Bengals.
Johnson led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards while playing a vital role in the team's comeback after falling into an early hole. He most notably hauled in a 55-yard deep ball from Philip Rivers that nearly resulted in a touchdown, only to be tackled just short of the goal line. Johnson had previously totaled 90 yards while catching four of four targets in his first two games of the season and seems to have developed a nice rapport with Rivers on deeper routes. The Colts will be on bye in Week 7, but Johnson will look to continue his ascent in the team's next game against a beatable Lions defense.
Johnson was added to the Colts' active roster Saturday, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
The Colts ran out of practice-squad options for Johnson, so an official spot on the 53-man roster always seemed like the obvious designation. While the receiver recorded three receptions for 53 yards in Week 5 and has logged a decent number of snaps over the past two weeks, the Colts' passing attack simply hasn't been productive enough to warrant fantasy consideration for the depth target.
Johnson has reverted to Indianapolis' practice squad after corralling all three of his targets for 53 receiving yards during Sunday's 32-23 loss to the Browns, per the NFL's transaction log.
Johnson was the Colts' second-leading receiver on the afternoon, with his 30 offensive snaps ranking behind only T.Y. Hilton and Zach Pascal among Indianapolis WRs. Coupled with his solid Week 5 receiving production, this transaction becomes more puzzling given that Johnson out-snapped both Daurice Fountain and Ashton Dulin on Sunday -- each of whom currently remains on the Colts' active roster.
Johnson was elevated to the Colts' active roster Saturday.
Johnson worked as the Colts' No. 3 receiver last week against the Bears and recorded one reception for 27 yards on his only target. He was then let go on Monday and subsequently reverted to the team's practice squad. However, that did not last long, as he will be back with the team in Week 5.
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