July 20, 2019 12:40 AM
Broncos' Alexander Johnson: Next man up behind Todd Davis
With Davis (calf) on the shelf for the next few weeks, Johnson took the bulk of first-team reps alongside Josey Jewell on Friday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports.
Johnson racked up 424 tackles at Tennessee from 2011 through 2014, but he didn't see an NFL roster until Denver picked him up last year after he was found not guilty of rape charges. He was quiet last season as he adjusted back to the game, but the coaching staff obviously sees enough from him to vault him over the likes of Joe Jones and Keishawn Bierria. Davis figures to be back in the fold once the season starts, but the next few weeks could be big for Johnson, both for rotational purposes this season and if Denver decides to move on from Davis in 2020.
November 30, 2018 02:40 AM
Alexander Johnson: Let go by Denver
Johnson was cut by the Broncos on Thursday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Johnson was cut to make room for fellow linebacker Jeff Holland on the 53-man roster. In his only game with the Broncos this season, Johnson played 13 special teams snaps and did not record a single defensive statistic. The 26-year-old will look to earn a depth role elsewhere in the league if he goes unclaimed on waivers.