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Josh Johnson | Quarterback

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 219
College: San Diego
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (160) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Raiders signed QB Josh Johnson.
Coach Jon Gruden vowed to "take the game back to 1998" at the Combine, and on Monday he took a promised step backwards by reuniting with Johnson, a journeyman career backup whom Gruden drafted with the Bucs in 2008. In Oakland, Johnson will compete with Connor Cook to back up Derek Carr. Mar 19 - 3:49 PM

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Texans released QB Josh Johnson.

The Texans needed to clear a roster spot for Andre Ellington, who was claimed off waivers from Arizona. Johnson had been working as Houston's third-string quarterback behind Tom Savage and T.J. Yates. He hasn't played a regular season snap since 2013.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 07:12:00 PM

Texans signed QB Josh Johnson.

Matt McGloin has been waived in a corresponding roster move. Bouncing around the back end of 53-man rosters for years, 31-year-old Johnson hasn't attempted a regular season pass since 2011. The Texans are shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic. There's only one free agent quarterback capable of helping them, and they don't seem interested. Tom Savage and whoever else ends up making starts down the stretch will sink Deshaun Watson's ship.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 04:00:00 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Colts are expected to sign free agent QB Josh Johnson.

Johnson was among several quarterbacks to work out for the Colts on Tuesday including Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin and Connor Shaw. Indianapolis has a roster spot to fill now that Andrew Luck (shoulder surgery) has been placed on season-ending I.R. Johnson went to training camp with the Giants this summer but didn't survive final cuts. If the Colts do indeed sign him, Johnson will work as the No. 3 behind Jacoby Brissett and Scott Tolzien.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 02:11:00 PM

Giants released QB Josh Johnson.

The move suggests Geno Smith has won the backup quarterback job, but the Giants could always look for a better option on the wire.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 11:39:00 AM

Josh Johnson completed five-of-10 passes for 31 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions while rushing twice for eight yards Friday in the Giants’ loss to the Steelers.

He was also sacked three times for a loss of 17 yards. Johnson threw four incompletions in a row to end his night. The 31-year-old didn’t get much help from his teammates—a low snap by center Brett Jones led to a sack while Roger Lewis dropped a sure touchdown in the second quarter. Regardless, Johnson was unimpressive, routinely melting under pressure and mostly settling for short check-downs to tight end Rhett Ellison. His longest completion of the night went for just nine yards. He’s a distant third on the Giants’ quarterback depth chart.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 10:04:00 PM

Giants re-signed QB Josh Johnson to a two-year contract.

Johnson served as the Giants' third-string QB last year behind Eli Manning and Ryan Nassib, who is now a free agent. The former fifth-round pick hasn't taken an NFL snap since 2013. This may take the Giants out of the running for Geno Smith, who visited last week.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 10:46:00 AM

Ravens signed QB Josh Johnson.

A veteran journeyman now on his seventh team, Johnson will serve as a camp arm as Joe Flacco recovers from knee surgery.
Mon, May 16, 2016 12:04:00 PM

Bills signed QB Josh Johnson, formerly of the Colts.

The move indicates concern about Tyrod Taylor, who is playing through an ankle injury. Johnson slots in as Buffalo's third quarterback behind Taylor and E.J. Manuel. Johnson knows OC Greg Roman's offense from their time together in San Francisco. It's now unclear if Taylor will play in Week 6.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 11:59:00 AM

Colts released QB Josh Johnson.

It is the second week in a row Johnson has been released. Last week Johnson's departure was seen as a sign Andrew Luck would play Week 5. Johnson ended up being re-signed two days later, and Luck sat out. This time it again appears Luck should be ready for Week 6 against the Patriots, but as we have learned nothing can be taken for granted. WR/KR Marcus Thigpen was signed in a corresponding move.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 10:44:00 AM

Colts re-signed QB Josh Johnson.

Here we go again. Johnson held the clipboard as the No. 2 for Matt Hasselbeck in Week 4 when Andrew Luck (shoulder) sat out. With Luck and Hasselbeck (illness) dinged up, Johnson is insurance. Luck's status for Thursday night's Week 5 tilt with the Texans is unclear. We'll hope to get some answers Wednesday.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Colts released QB Josh Johnson.

Johnson was signed on Saturday. His release is an obvious indication that the Colts expect Andrew Luck to be ready for Thursday night's game against the Texans.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 01:22:00 PM

Colts signed QB Josh Johnson.

Andrew Luck (shoulder) has barely practiced this week and could be a game-time call Sunday against Indianapolis. If Luck misses his first NFL game, Matt Hasselbeck would be in line to start with Johnson covering backup duties.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 10:58:00 AM

Free agent QBs Josh Johnson and Thaddeus Lewis worked out for the Eagles on Tuesday.

Coach Chip Kelly is updating his emergency list. For now, Stephen Morris is sticking on the roster behind Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Jets released QB Josh Johnson.

Coupled with the release of Matt Flynn, it means the Jets are comfortable with Bryce Petty behind Ryan Fitzpatrick while Geno Smith (jaw) rehabs. It would be an unmitigated disaster were Petty forced into a game.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 11:44:00 AM

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