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Damaris Johnson | Wide Receiver

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 175
College: Tulsa
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Texans WR Damaris Johnson caught 5-of-8 targets for 21 yards and added a six-yard rushing attempt in Houston's Week 11 win over the Browns.
Johnson has taken over as Houston's relatively lightly-used slot receiver under first-year coach Bill O'Brien. He lacks fantasy value in re-draft leagues. Nov 16 - 5:39 PM

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Texans claimed WR Damaris Johnson off waivers from the Eagles.

The pint-sized 5-foot-8, 175-pound wideout has always lit up practice, but never really gotten a chance to showcase his wares on Sundays. He'll be a gadget player/special teamer in Houston.
Aug 31 - 2:00 PM

Eagles waived/released WR Damaris Johnson, LB Emmanuel Acho, OG Josh Andrews, CB Roc Carmichael, OT Kevin Graf, S Keelan Johnson, LB Josh Kaddu, DT Wade Keliikipi, WR Will Murphy, S Ed Reynolds and DT Damion Square.

Long hyped, Johnson's Eagles career ends with just 21 catches across 27 games. He had a productive preseason, however, posting a 9/90/1 line as a receiver while rushing 12 times for 83 yards and an additional score. He could earn a look on waivers.
Aug 30 - 1:37 PM

The Eagles are reportedly trying to trade WR Damaris Johnson.

They likely hope to get a conditional seventh-round pick for smallish Johnson, although in all likelihood this is the precursor to Johnson's release. Johnson did have a productive preseason, catching nine balls for 90 yards with a TD, and also rushing 12 times for 83 yards with an additional score.
Aug 29 - 3:28 PM

Coach Chip Kelly recently stated in a radio interview that the Eagles don't have a single receiver on their roster under 190 pounds.

They actually have two -- Damaris Johnson and Jeff Maehl -- but neither is expected to make the Eagles' 53. Hailed as a sleeper in some fantasy circles before last year, 175-pound Johnson managed two catches for 14 yards in 13 games. Kelly has emphasized increasing his team's size at wide receiver.
Jul 29 - 12:01 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer doesn't expect WR Damaris Johnson to make the 53-man roster.

Johnson played just 53 offensive snaps for coach Chip Kelly, catching two passes for 14 yards, one year after reeling in 19 balls for 256 yards as an undrafted rookie under Andy Reid. He's no higher than fifth on the receiver depth chart and is competing with veterans Brad Smith and Arrelious Benn.
Jun 10 - 10:11 AM

Eagles WR Damaris Johnson has played only 15 offensive snaps this season, and hasn't been targeted once.

Johnson's been strictly a special teamer under rookie coach Chip Kelly, playing behind DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper, and third/slot receiver Jason Avant.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 05:25:00 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer expects second-year WR Damaris Johnson to be a "change of pace player" behind No. 2 wideout Riley Cooper.

Johnson is also the Eagles' primary return man. He's not considered a viable starting candidate due to blocking limitations at 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds. Cooper is all but locked into the first-team offense because he's a proficient run blocker, and new coach Chip Kelly intends to dial up a ton of run plays. Johnson would need a Cooper injury for any chance at a fantasy impact.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 05:09:00 PM

Through two preseason games, Eagles WR Damaris Johnson has five catches for 29 yards.

He's been used as an underneath weapon, which makes sense because Johnson is only 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds but capable of racking up yards after catch with elite quicks despite 4.52 wheels. Johnson is not considered to be in the running for the Eagles' No. 2 receiver job, where superior run blocker Riley Cooper is the favorite. Johnson is worth a look in return-yardage leagues.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 01:23:00 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer considers second-year WR Damaris Johnson "unlikely" to replace Jeremy Maclin.

Riley Cooper is the favorite for his run-blocking prowess. Johnson is far more explosive, but goes 5-foot-8, 170 and is expected to be DeSean Jackson's primary backup in addition to returning kicks. As a rookie, Johnson caught 19 passes for 256 yards. Expect his coach total to hover in the 25-30 range this year.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 12:26:00 PM

Eagles WR Damaris Johnson said he'll be the team's primary kick returner this season, and he'll also platoon at punt returner.

Johnson (5-foot-8, 170) handled punts for the Eagles last season and averaged 11.2 yards per return with a 98-yard score. CB Brandon Boykin was the kick returner last season, but he was ineffective. Johnson averaged 25.2 yards per kick return in college. Johnson also expects to be featured more on offense.
Thu, May 23, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Damaris Johnson caught one pass for eight yards in the Eagles' Week 17 loss to the Giants.

The Eagles have tried to use the 5'8/170 Johnson as an outside receiver, but it's been a predictable failure. The undrafted rookie out of Tulsa finishes with 19 catches for 256 yards and no touchdowns on 31 targets. He'll be best used as a pure punt returner and gadget player in 2013.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 07:15:00 PM

Damaris Johnson caught one pass for 13 yards in Philadelphia's Week 13 loss to the Cowboys.

Johnson was expected to be in for an increased role in the absence of DeSean Jackson, but came off the bench behind Riley Cooper. His first-quarter catch was his only target of the night. Johnson did make his presence felt on special teams, taking a punt 98 yards to the house with just 0:31 remaining, but isn't looking like he'll be a meaningful part of the offense down the stretch. He's not on the redraft radar.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 12:50:00 AM

Damaris Johnson played 40-of-50 snaps (80 percent) in Week 12 versus the Panthers.

Johnson has practiced at flanker behind DeSean Jackson while Riley Cooper has been the backup split end behind Jeremy Maclin. Expect Johnson to be given the first shot to replace Jackson (broken ribs) in the starting lineup. As much as the Eagles have struggled to move the ball through the air, Johnson is purely a deep-league option.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 04:03:00 PM

Eagles WR Damaris Johnson is expected to handle punt-return duties this week.

Mardy Gilyard had taken over for an ineffective Johnson, but he's battling a hamstring injury this week. Johnson averaged just 6.0 yards per on eight early-season returns.
Thu, Nov 1, 2012 01:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Tom Savage
3Thad Lewis
RB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3Jonathan Grimes
GLB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11Andre Johnson
2Damaris Johnson
3Keshawn Martin
WR21DeAndre Hopkins
2DeVier Posey
WR31Damaris Johnson
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
K1Randy Bullock