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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 re-signed restricted free agent WR Damaris Johnson to a one-year, $1 million contract.
Slot receiver Johnson caught 31 passes for 331 yards with one touchdown for the Texans last season. He also handled nine punt returns and six kickoff returns. The $1 million salary instead of the league minimum suggests the Texans expect Johnson to make the team and stick in a similar role in 2015. Mar 9 - 9:03 AM

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Damaris Johnson caught all three of his targets for 33 yards in the Texans' Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

Claimed off waivers at final cuts, Johnson appeared in all 16 games for the Texans as their No. 3 receiver. It's not a high-volume position in the Houston passing offense, and Johnson finishes the season with a 31-331-1 receiving line. The Texans will likely try to address the position in the offseason. Johnson will be a restricted free agent. He'll likely be non-tendered then brought back at the minimum to compete for a roster spot in training camp.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:10:00 PM

Damaris Johnson caught four passes for 27 yards in the Texans' Week 16 win over the Ravens.

Johnson was targeted six times as the Texans' No. 3 receiver. He's better suited for a special teams role as the No. 5 receiver on a good team. Johnson is 25.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:45:00 PM

Damaris Johnson caught two passes for 21 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss at Indy.

Johnson saw four targets on a day Andre Johnson (concussion) was inactive. The pint-sized, poor-man's Andrew Hawkins is not a legit NFL receiver.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:23:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:39:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 02:00:00 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.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:37:00 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.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 03:28:00 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.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 12:01:00 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.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 10:11:00 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

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QB1Brian Hoyer
2Ryan Mallett
3Tom Savage
RB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3Jonathan Grimes
4Ben Malena
GLB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Damaris Johnson
3Travis Labhart
4Jace Davis
WR21Cecil Shorts
2Keshawn Martin
3DeVier Posey
4Alan Bonner
5Uzoma Nwachukwu
WR31Damaris Johnson
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
4Anthony Denham
K1Randy Bullock