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Josh Johnson | Quarterback

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
College: San Diego
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Bengals signed QB Josh Johnson.
An eighth-year journeyman, Johnson will serve as a camp arm for a team he made two appearances with in 2013. Apr 2 - 2:33 PM

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Free agent QB Josh Johnson is visiting the Bengals Thursday.

Johnson, an athletic journeyman who is 0-5 in five career NFL starts, spent eight games on the Bengals' roster in 2013. They currently have Andy Dalton and A.J. McCarron locked in as the top-two on their depth chart.
Apr 2 - 9:25 AM

49ers re-signed QB Josh Johnson and released S Raymond Ventrone.

This is San Francisco's weekly move. Johnson is the No. 3 quarterback.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 01:25:00 PM

49ers re-signed QB Josh Johnson.

It will be Johnson's third 2014 tour of duty with the Niners. S Ray Ventrone has been waived in a corresponding roster move.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 04:21:00 PM

49ers re-signed QB Josh Johnson.

UDFA TE Asante Cleveland was waived in a corresponding move. Cleveland was signed because the Niners needed tight-end depth for Week 3, but Vernon Davis (ankle) is expected back against the Eagles. The Niners gambled that no one would sign Johnson while Davis was out, and were correct.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 04:11:00 PM

49ers waived QB Josh Johnson.

Blaine Gabbert is now the 49ers' only quarterback behind Colin Kaepernick. UDFA TE Asante Cleveland was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 04:30:00 PM

49ers QB Josh Johnson took snaps at receiver in Tuesday's OTAs session.

The move was just a lark as injuries left the 49ers short-handed at wideout, but it could be taken as an indication Johnson's roster spot is anything but secure. Teams don't mess around with quarterbacks they're counting on. Johnson is competing with Blaine Gabbert and McLeod Bethel-Thompson for No. 2 duties.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 06:42:00 PM

49ers signed QB Josh Johnson.

DT Christian Tupou was waived in a corresponding move. Johnson played for coach Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego and was with Harbaugh's 49ers during 2012. He's well-versed in the offense and should have a real shot at No. 2 duties over Blaine Gabbert and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
Wed, May 14, 2014 07:19:00 PM

Bengals released QB Josh Johnson.

A six-year veteran, Johnson beat out John Skelton for No. 2 duties last season, but failed to attempt a single pass behind Andy Dalton. He became expendable after the Bengals signed Jason Campbell and drafted A.J. McCarron. Johnson will look to latch on elsewhere as a No. 3 quarterback.
Mon, May 12, 2014 04:18:00 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Josh Johnson has a "pretty big lead" on John Skelton for the Bengals' No. 2 quarterback job.

The Enquirer named Johnson one of its five "standout" players through the first week of camp, praising his command of the playbook and his ability to throw the deep ball. Both he and Skelton have big-time arms, but Johnson's experience in a West Coast offense is really showing. The preseason will tell us more.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 12:47:00 PM considers Josh Johnson the favorite over John Skelton to back up Andy Dalton.

Skelton has attempted 425 more career passes than Johnson, but reporter Geoff Hobson believes Johnson's scrambling ability and experience in the West Coast Offense makes him a slight favorite. Both quarterbacks have big arms. Dalton hasn't missed a start in two seasons, so whoever wins isn't going to be in for many snaps.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 02:50:00 PM

Josh Johnson reportedly has a slight advantage in the Bengals' backup quarterback battle.

Johnson is competing with John Skelton and Zac Robinson. He has a leg up thanks to his previous knowledge of the West Coast scheme Jay Gruden runs. Note that Andy Dalton hasn't missed a game in his two-year NFL career.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 08:12:00 AM

Bengals signed QB Josh Johnson to a two-year contract.

Johnson worked out for the Bengals last week. It's Cincinnati's first outside-the-organization free-agent signing of the offseason. Johnson spent last summer with the 49ers, but he was part of their final cuts. He was then signed by the Browns in Week 17 and played one snap, losing a fumble on a sack. The Bengals likely aren't done adding quarterbacks behind Andy Dalton.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 09:15:00 PM

The Bengals worked out free agent QB Josh Johnson on Thursday.

Johnson was out of the league until the Browns picked him up as an emergency backup heading into Week 17 last season. He played one snap and was strip-sacked. Johnson has a good arm and has ties to Bengals OC Jay Gruden from their Tampa Bay days. He's also very athletic with a 4.55 forty time.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 03:24:00 PM

The Sacramento Bee suggests the 49ers as a possible landing spot for free agent QB Josh Johnson.

Johnson spent last offseason with the Niners before getting dumped at final cuts. Now that Alex Smith is gone and Colin Kaepernick is the starter, they could be looking for an athletic backup and cheap upgrade on Scott Tolzien. Johnson would fit the bill.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 09:42:00 AM