Josh Johnson QB IND 2 days ago

Johnson was signed to the Colts' active roster Friday, Kevin Bowen of reports.

Josh Johnson QB IND 2 weeks ago

Johnson will work out for the Cowboys on Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Josh Johnson QB IND 1 month ago

Johnson was released by the Jets on Saturday, Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News reports.

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Josh Johnson QB IND 1 month ago

Johnson signed with the Jets Thursday, reports.

Josh Johnson QB IND 6 months ago

The Bengals have signed Johnson, the team's official site reports.

Johnson (who was with Cincinnati in 2013) rejoins the Bengals' backup QB mix behind starter Andy Dalton, but we suspect that he slots behind A.J. McCarron on that front at this stage.

Josh Johnson QB IND 12 months ago

Johnson re-signed with the 49ers on Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of CSN reports.

Johnson was released just four days ago to make room on the roster for special-teamer Kassim Osgood, but the Niners will bring him back to compete with Blaine Gabbert for the backup quarterback job. Neither Gabbert nor Johnson have attempted a pass this season.

Josh Johnson QB IND 12 months ago

The 49ers cut Johnson on Friday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Johnson was cut to make room for special teams ace Kassim Osgood. It stands to reason that the 49ers might keep Johnson on speed dial for if/when they're done with Osgood.

Josh Johnson QB IND 1 year ago

Johnson agreed to a contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, CSN Bay Area reports.

Johnson will take the roster spot of tight end Asante Cleveland. He will slot in as the third quarterback behind Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert.

Josh Johnson QB IND 1 year ago

After his brilliant performance (14-of-17 passes for 135 yards and three touchdowns) in Thursday's final preseason game, coach Jim Harbaugh indicated that he wants Josh Johnson on the 53-man roster, in addition to Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick.

Johnson has been battling Blaine Gabbert for the primary backup spot behind Colin Kaepernick all preseason. From a statistical standpoint, he has outperformed Gabbert on all levels, but Gabbert will be owed $2 million whether he makes the team or not, so it was generally accepted that Gabbert would win the battle. But Harbaugh's statement about carrying both quarterbacks introduces a new scenario where Johnson may make the 53-man roster after all. The 49ers finished last season with just two quarterbacks on the roster, but starting 2014 with three is not out of the question. We will see if Harbaugh's request is granted when rosters are trimmed to 53 on Saturday.

Josh Johnson QB IND 1 year ago

After Blaine Gabbert's struggles in Thursday's preseason loss to the Ravens, Johnson could be back in the mix for the 49ers' backup quarterback role, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Johnson completed 6-of-8 passes for 63 yards and also rushed for 15 in Thursday's contest. While neither he nor Gabbert are considered polished passers, Johnson does provide the element of a ground threat to keep defenses honest. This style of play more resembles current starter Colin Kaepernick's style should he ever go down with an injury. This will be a situation to monitor for the remainder of the preseason.