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Jeremiah Johnson | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 210
College: Oregon
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Broncos waived or released RB Jeremiah Johnson, TE Jake O'Connell, OT Paul Cornick, DT Romney Fuga, S Ross Rasner and DE John Youboty.
Johnson hasn't touched the ball since 2011, but managed to outlast Lance Ball (by a day) on the roster. Sat, Aug 31, 2013 04:15:00 PM

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Broncos signed RB Jeremiah Johnson, OT Paul Cornick, DE Ben Garland, DB Duke Ihenacho, and C Quentin Saulsberry to reserve/future contracts.

All five players ended the season on the practice squad. Johnson appeared in eight games for the Broncos in 2011, rushing for 77 yards on 14 carries. Ihenacho bounced between the active roster and practice squad two separate times in 2012. This group will hope to make it through spring and into training camp.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 02:13:00 AM

Broncos released RB Jeremiah Johnson from their practice squad.

Denver is expected to re-sign him back early next week, but the move was made because the Broncos only have 52 players on their 53-man roster after starting tailback Willis McGahee was placed Wednesday on injured reserve with a designation to return. Because Johnson has three years of NFL service, the Broncos had to either promote Johnson from the practice squad to fill the vacated spot on the 53-man roster or release him.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 12:10:00 PM

The Broncos aren't expected to sign a free agent running back unless Willis McGahee is placed on injured reserve at some point.

Steve Slaton reportedly had an impressive workout on Tuesday, but the Broncos are more likely to turn to practice squad RB Jeremiah Johnson if they need depth at the position.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 07:42:00 PM

Broncos promoted RB Jeremiah Johnson from their practice squad.

Deep leaguers should keep an eye on Johnson, who will immediately take over as the third-string back in Denver's lopsidedly run-heavy attack. Always productive in preseasons, Johnson has not received an NFL carry in his career since going undrafted out of Oregon in 2009. For now, he'll replace Knowshon Moreno on the roster behind Willis McGahee and Lance Ball.
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 03:34:00 PM

Broncos waived RB Jeremiah Johnson.

It's a positive sign for Knowshon Moreno's (hamstring) availability this week. Johnson was added to the active roster when it became apparent that Moreno wouldn't play late last week.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 05:24:00 PM

Broncos promoted RB Jeremiah Johnson off their practice squad.

Knowshon Moreno is officially listed as questionable, but the activation of Johnson indicates the Broncos know he won't play against the Bengals. An explosive back in a short area, Johnson has always looked good in preseason games.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 02:33:00 PM

The Denver Post's Mike Klis tells Rotoworld that the Broncos will not be moving back to a full-fledged zone-blocking scheme in the running game this year.

O-Line coach Dave Magazu, imported along with John Fox from Carolina, is a noted zone-blocking adherent. The Broncos will implement a few elements of his scheme, but nothing like the sophisticated system of zone-blocking guru Alex Gibbs under Mike Shanahan. There's no need for a second overhaul of the offensive line in three years. Jeremiah Johnson, signed to a reserve/futures contract in January, is considered best suited to a one-cut-and-go offense. Denver isn't going to offer that this year.
Sat, Jun 4, 2011 10:03:00 PM

Broncos signed RBs Jeremiah Johnson and Brandon Minor, WR Eron Riley, DE Mitch Unrein, LB Dominic Douglas, and S Nick Polk to reserve/future contracts.

They were all on Denver's practice squad. We've always liked Johnson's talent and preseason production, but he's a better fit in a one-cut-and-go scheme than the power system the Broncos ran under Josh McDaniels and Eric Studesville. His agent should be hoping for a zone-blocking coach.
Tue, Jan 4, 2011 09:27:00 AM

Panthers signed RB Jeremiah Johnson to their practice squad.

Johnson is an interesting talent, and he's resurfaced in an intriguing situation for the second time in a month. Should Jonathan Stewart's concussion continue to keep him sidelined, Johnson could get a look in December.
Thu, Nov 18, 2010 06:27:00 PM

James Davis will take Jeremiah Johnson's spot on the Redskins practice squad.

That was short-lived, as Johnson was signed less than 12 hours ago. The Redskins evidently like the upside of Davis more than that of Johnson.
Wed, Oct 27, 2010 11:10:00 AM

Redskins signed RB Jeremiah Johnson to their practice squad.

Very interesting. Johnson had made quite an impression on the Texans in training camp and preseason action before going down with a toe injury. He has experience with Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as well as the zone blocking scheme. Johnson is a more talented runner than Keiland Williams, so he could be called upon if Ryan Torain goes down with an injury. Dynasty leaguers should take note.
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 06:12:00 PM

Texans waived/injured RB Jeremiah Johnson (dislocated toe).

The plan is to work out a settlement and re-sign him to the practice squad. A highly impressive preseason performer, Johnson has been unable to stay healthy through two training camps. He missed all of his first season with a shoulder injury, and the injuries may increase the chances he clears waivers.
Fri, Sep 3, 2010 11:27:00 PM

Texans RB Jeremiah Johnson's dislocated toe is expected to sideline him for up to a month.

The Texans will apparently hold his roster spot after an impressive showing in preseason action. Derrick Ward is expected to handle No. 3 duties until Johnson returns in late September or early October.
Fri, Sep 3, 2010 06:32:00 PM

Texans RB Jeremiah Johnson left Thursday's preseason finale with a dislocated right toe.

"It looks like he's going to miss some time," coach Gary Kubiak conceded. Johnson was slated to enter the season as the Texans' third running back. With Steve Slaton also nursing a turf toe injury, Chris Henry's roster spot just got a lot more secure. Henry may be forced to act as Arian Foster's top backup in Week 1.
Thu, Sep 2, 2010 09:08:00 PM

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9Adam Weber
10Nate Enderle
11John Parker Wilson
12Ryan Katz
13Colby Cameron
14Kyle Padron
15James Vandenberg
16Mike Hermann
17Nathan Stanley
18Dalton Williams
19Matt Brown
20Caleb TerBush
21Tim Jenkins
22Dayne Crist
23Pat White
24Collin Klein
25Alex Carder
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2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Jamie Harper
8Isaac Redman
9Jalen Parmele
10Lance Ball
11Brandon Saine
12Shaun Draughn
13Terrance Ganaway
14Zach Brown
15D.J. Harper
16Jordan Roberts
17Jawan Jamison
18Stefphon Jefferson
19Deonte Williams
20Quentin Hines
21De'Leon Eskridge
22Armond Smith
23Javarris James
24Darren Evans
25Damien Berry
26Richard Murphy
27William Powell
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2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
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2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
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2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Brit Miller
7Braden Wilson
8Owen Marecic
9Dorson Boyce
10Owen Schmitt
11Ben Bartholomew
12Ryan Roberson
13Jonathan Amosa
14Rupert Bryan
15Eddie Williams
16Jon Hoese
17Ben Guidugli
18Nate Eachus
19Jourdan Brooks
20Devonte Campbell
21Ryan D'Imperio
22Brock Bolen
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2Laurent Robinson
3Earl Bennett
4Titus Young
5Jabar Gaffney
6Devery Henderson
7Greg Childs
8Richard Goodman
9Ben Obomanu
10Brian Tyms
11Kevin Hardy
12LaRon Byrd
13Keenan Davis
14Taulib Ikharo
15Robby Toma
16Carlin Isles
17Marcus Jackson
18Roy Roundtree
19Nicholas Johnson
20Jeremy Kelley
21Sederrick Cunningham
22Zach Rogers
23David Gilreath
24Matt Willis
25Brett Swain
26Chaz Schilens
27Anthony Armstrong
28Charly Martin
29Johnathan Haggerty
30Emmanuel Arceneaux
31Jordan White
32Courtney Roby
33Diondre Borel
34Chastin West
35Julius Pruitt
36Mardy Gilyard
37Cole McKenzie
38Jamal Miles
39Rashad Evans
40Sam McGuffie
41Tyrone Goard
42Bert Reed
43Brandon Carswell
44Joseph Anderson
45Erik Highsmith
46Chip Reeves
47Terrell Sinkfield
48Jheranie Boyd
49Eric Rogers
50Rashaad Carter
51Demetrius Fields
52Scott Pillar
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2Davone Bess
3Braylon Edwards
4Kerry Meier
5Chad Hall
6Brian Robiskie
7Mohamed Massaquoi
8Donald Jones
9Jordan Shipley
10Brandon Banks
11Raymond Radway
12Darius Hanks
13Derek Hagan
14Steve Breaston
15Donte' Stallworth
16Robert Gill
17Brandon Collins
18Tray Session
19Martel Moore
20Michael Jenkins
21David Ball
22Devin Aromashodu
23David Douglas
24Jeff Fuller
25Nicholas Edwards
26Duke Calhoun
27Naaman Roosevelt
28Jarett Dillard
29Tim Toone
30Terrence Austin
31Deon Butler
32Roberto Wallace
33Bobby Sewall
34Ronald Johnson
35Perez Ashford
36Jason Thompson
37Omarius Hines
38Anthony Amos
39R.J. Webb
40Andrew Helmick
41Michael Calvin
42Taveon Rogers
43Dale Moss
44Devin Goda
45Early Doucet
46Patrick Crayton
47Rodrick Rumble
48Andrew DePaola
49Jerry Johnson
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2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
4Earl Bennett
TE1Adam Nissley
2Randy McMichael
3Leonard Pope
4Tony Scheffler
5David Thomas
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Tommy Gallarda
9Daniel Graham
10Billy Bajema
11Jamie Childers
12Steve Watson
13Dallas Walker
14Ben Cotton
15David Rolf
16Joe Sawyer
17Dominique Curry
18Visanthe Shiancoe
19Colin Cloherty
20Dan Gronkowski
21Martin Rucker
22Richard Quinn
23Hayden Smith
24Nelson Rosario
25Brody Eldridge
26Dedrick Epps
27Jamie McCoy
28Tim Biere
29Cameron Graham
30Alex Silvestro
31Jake O'Connell
32Evan Moore
33Isaiah Stanback
34Dominique Jones
35Evan Landi
36Taylor Cook
37Travis Tannahill
38Chase Clement
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2Garrett Hartley
3Havard Rugland
4Austin Signor
5Morgan Lineberry
6Brett Baer
7Brett Maher
8Jose Maltos
9Adam Yates
10Zach Ramirez