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Josh Johnson | Quarterback | #8

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 219
College: San Diego
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (160) / TB
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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. Aug 11 - 10:04 PM

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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.
Mar 17 - 10:46 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

Jets signed QB Josh Johnson.

The veteran retread will be a live body for the Jets' final two preseason games.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 07:38:00 PM

Free agent QB Josh Johnson is working out for the Jets on Thursday.

The Jets signed Matt Flynn after Geno Smith suffered a broken jaw, but Flynn is still sidelined by a hamstring injury. With the third preseason game approaching, perhaps New York wants another arm to take snaps off Bryce Petty. Johnson was cut by the Bengals this week.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 09:26:00 AM

Bengals released QB Josh Johnson.

The well-traveled veteran was a camp arm. Now 29, Johnson hasn't attempted a regular season pass since 2011.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 02:38:00 PM

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.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 02:33:00 PM

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.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 09:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Geno Smith
3Josh Johnson
4Davis Webb
RB1Paul Perkins
2Shane Vereen
3Orleans Darkwa
4Wayne Gallman
5Shaun Draughn
GLB1Paul Perkins
2Orleans Darkwa
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Paul Perkins
WR11Odell Beckham
2Dwayne Harris
3Tavarres King
4Andrew Turzilli
5Travis Rudolph
WR21Brandon Marshall
2Sterling Shepard
3Roger Lewis
4Darius Powe
5Jerome Lane
WR31Sterling Shepard
TE1Rhett Ellison
2Evan Engram
3Will Tye
4Jerell Adams
5Matt LaCosse
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Michael Bowie
LG1Justin Pugh
2Adam Gettis
3Chad Wheeler
C1Weston Richburg
2Brett Jones
RG1John Jerry
2Jon Halapio
3Matt Rotheram
RT1Bobby Hart
2D.J. Fluker
3Adam Bisnowaty
K1Aldrick Rosas
2Mike Nugent