IRSteve Johnson
WR SD (11)
4 months ago

Johnson (knee) was officially placed on injured reserve Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson underwent successful knee surgery Tuesday, but wasn't placed on injured reserve until Thursday, which has now officially ended his 2016 campaign. The 30-year-old receiver has played in eight NFL seasons and will likely have to prove he's still got enough left in the tank following a tough knee injury. The Chargers signed James Jones to fill in for Johnson at wide receiver to help provide depth behind projected starters Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin.

IRSteve Johnson
WR SD (11)
4 months ago

Johnson (knee) will not play this season after undergoing surgery to repair his meniscus.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson suffered the injury in Sunday's practice, and underwent surgery on his knee Tuesday. The procedure was said to have gone well, but unfortunately the veteran learned Wednesday that he will be sidelined for the year. Johnson played 10 games with the Chargers last season tallying up 497 yards and three touchdowns in the process.

IRSteve Johnson
WR SD (11)
4 months ago

Johnson (knee) underwent knee surgery Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

As is normally reported in such cases, the procedure was said to have gone well, though at this point there is still no timetable for the wideout's potential return to action. Even if Johnson's knee repairs Tuesday were minor, time seems to be working against him relative to the possibility of suiting up in Week 1. In his absence, Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin top the Chargers' wideout depth cart, while Tyrell Williams, Dontrelle Inman, James Jones and Javontee Herndon jostle for slotting behind the team's top duo.

IRSteve Johnson
WR SD (11)
4 months ago

Johnson (torn meniscus) will not have a recovery timetable until after he undergoes surgery later this week, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has already been diagnosed with a torn mensicus, but the full extent of the damage won't be known until doctors get a clear look inside his knee. Even a best-case scenario would likely lead to missed time at the beginning of the season, while a worst-case scenario might rule him out for the year. Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams are the favorites to earn the No. 3 wideout role in Johnson's absence, though the Chargers have also been working out some veteran free agents.

IRSteve Johnson
WR SD (11)
4 months ago

Johnson suffered a torn meniscus during Sunday's practice and will require surgery, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson's injury is a tough early development for the Chargers' offense. The veteran caught 45 passes for nearly 500 yards and scored three touchdowns in 10 games during his first year in San Diego, but will now be sidelined for an undetermined, but likely lengthy, time period due to his knee injury. With him out, Dontrelle Inman and Javontee Herndon could slide up the Chargers' wide receiver depth chart.

IRSteve Johnson
WR SD (11)
4 months ago

Johnson injured his right knee during Sunday's practice, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The results of an MRI are pending.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson was unable to put any pressure on his right leg during the walk to the locker room. While the Chargers are likely bracing for the worst, the upcoming evaluation period will determine the extent of the injury.

IRSteve Johnson
WR SD (11)
11 months ago

After missing the final four games of the regular season, Johnson finished 2015 with 45 catches for 497 yards and three touchdowns in ten games.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson missed a total of six games because a hamstring injury caused him to miss Weeks 5 and 6 in addition to missing the last four games of the year due to a groin injury. When he was healthy, he was a productive slot receiver who would typically make four or five catches per game on a good passing team. Johnson should be back for more of the same in 2016.

IRSteve Johnson
WR SD (11)
11 months ago

Johnson (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

With Johnson out for the Chargers' season finale, the team's Week 17 wideout corps is in line to be headed by Malcom Floyd, Dontrelle Inman and Javontee Herndon.

IRSteve Johnson
WR SD (11)
11 months ago

Johnson (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

As is fellow wideout Javontee Herndon, with the duo's Week 17 status not likely to be confirmed until the Chargers' inactives are released in advance of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff. Johnson was limited at practice both Thursday and Friday, after working fully on Wednesday.

IRSteve Johnson
WR SD (11)
11 months ago

Johnson (groin) was limited at practice Thursday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

After practicing fully Wednesday, Johnson was limited Thursday, which clouds the wideout's status for Sunday's game against the Broncos. Johnson last saw action in Week 13 and has since missed the Chargers' last three games.