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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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5David Carr
6Tim Tebow
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8Josh Portis
9Vince Young
10Kevin Kolb
11Pat White
12Jerrod Johnson
13Adam Weber
14John Parker Wilson
15Nick Stephens
16Tommy Rees
17Ryan Katz
18Colby Cameron
19Kyle Padron
20James Vandenberg
21Mike Hermann
22Nathan Stanley
23Dalton Williams
24Matt Brown
25Caleb TerBush
26Tim Jenkins
27Dayne Crist
28Brett Smith
29Jordan Rodgers
30Nate Enderle
31Alex Carder
32Keith Price
33Kory Faulkner
34Collin Klein
35Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Jamie Harper
8Chris Rainey
9Terrance Ganaway
10Alvester Alexander
11Zach Brown
12Isaac Redman
13Brandon Saine
14D.J. Harper
15Lance Ball
16Jordan Roberts
17Orwin Smith
18Armond Smith
19Javarris James
20Darren Evans
21Delone Carter
22Anthony Allen
23Damien Berry
24Richard Murphy
25William Powell
26Stefphon Jefferson
27Deonte Williams
28Bradley Randle
29Quentin Hines
30De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Brad Smelley
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Eric Kettani
12Owen Schmitt
13Quinn Johnson
14Ben Bartholomew
15Braden Wilson
16James Baker
17Ryan D'Imperio
18Devonte Campbell
19Alex Debniak
20Ryan Roberson
21Jonathan Amosa
22Rupert Bryan
23Eddie Williams
24Jon Hoese
25Ben Guidugli
26Nate Eachus
27Jourdan Brooks
28Brock Bolen
WR11Santonio Holmes
2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Titus Young
5Darius Johnson
6Kevin Hardy
7Keenan Davis
8Taulib Ikharo
9Terrence Toliver
10Greg Childs
11Richard Goodman
12Lance Lewis
13Lamont Bryant
14Devery Henderson
15Ben Obomanu
16Matt Willis
17Brett Swain
18Chaz Schilens
19Ramses Barden
20Charly Martin
21Jeremy Kelley
22Sederrick Cunningham
23Zach Rogers
24Nicholas Johnson
25Johnathan Haggerty
26Emmanuel Arceneaux
27Jordan White
28Roy Roundtree
29Robby Toma
30Carlin Isles
31Marcus Jackson
32Sam McGuffie
33Tyrone Goard
34Chip Reeves
35Terrell Sinkfield
36Jheranie Boyd
37Eric Rogers
38Rashaad Carter
39Erik Highsmith
40Demetrius Fields
41Scott Pillar
42Diondre Borel
43Chastin West
44Bert Reed
45Brandon Carswell
46Joseph Anderson
47Cole McKenzie
48Jamal Miles
49Rashad Evans
50Julius Pruitt
51Mardy Gilyard
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Jordan Shipley
5Chad Hall
6Donald Jones
7Earl Bennett
8Mohamed Massaquoi
9Steve Breaston
10Donte' Stallworth
11Chris Givens
12Brandon Banks
13Raymond Radway
14Darius Hanks
15Aaron Mellette
16Robert Gill
17Brandon Collins
18Tray Session
19Martel Moore
20David Douglas
21Jeff Fuller
22Kenny Shaw
23Dominique Croom
24Nicholas Edwards
25Duke Calhoun
26Michael Jenkins
27David Ball
28Devin Aromashodu
29Tim Toone
30Jarett Dillard
31Terrence Austin
32Roberto Wallace
33Bobby Sewall
34Deon Butler
35Early Doucet
36Patrick Crayton
37Perez Ashford
38Jason Thompson
39Omarius Hines
40Anthony Amos
41R.J. Webb
42Andrew Helmick
43Alex Neutz
44Kelsey Pope
45L'Damian Washington
46Jordan Harris
47Devin Goda
48Jared Green
49Michael Calvin
50Taveon Rogers
51Rodrick Rumble
52Andrew DePaola
53Brandon Kaufman
54Jerry Johnson
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Aaron Hernandez
9Tommy Gallarda
10Fendi Onobun
11Billy Bajema
12Sean McGrath
13Andrew Szczerba
14Steve Watson
15Daniel Graham
16Jamie Childers
17Joe Sawyer
18Joel Dreessen
19Visanthe Shiancoe
20Matt Furstenburg
21Ben Cotton
22David Rolf
23Nelson Rosario
24Konrad Reuland
25Dominique Curry
26Hayden Smith
27Colin Cloherty
28Dan Gronkowski
29Martin Rucker
30Richard Quinn
31Nate Byham
32Dedrick Epps
33Tom Crabtree
34Brody Eldridge
35Cameron Graham
36Jamie McCoy
37Jake O'Connell
38Travis Beckum
39Evan Moore
40Alex Silvestro
41Matt Veldman
42Tim Biere
43Evan Landi
44Taylor Cook
45Travis Tannahill
46Chase Clement
47Joe Don Duncan
48Chase Dixon
49David Wright
50Isaiah Stanback
K1Rob Bironas
2Garrett Hartley
3Matt Szymanski
4Danny Hrapmann
5Brandon Bogotay
6Havard Rugland
7Austin Signor
8Morgan Lineberry
9Brett Baer
10Brett Maher
11Jose Maltos
12Adam Yates
13Zach Ramirez
14John Potter