Josh Johnson QB SF 6 Months

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 SF 6 Months

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 SF 6 Months

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 SF 7 Months

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 SF 8 Months

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.

Josh Johnson QB SF 10 Months

49ers QB Josh Johnson took snaps at receiver in Tuesday's OTAs session.

The move was just a lark as injuries left the 49ers short-handed at wideout, but it could be taken as an indication Johnson's roster spot is anything but secure. Teams don't mess around with quarterbacks they're counting on. Johnson is competing with Blaine Gabbert and McLeod Bethel-Thompson for No. 2 duties.

Josh Johnson QB SF 11 Months

49ers signed QB Josh Johnson.

DT Christian Tupou was waived in a corresponding move. Johnson played for coach Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego and was with Harbaugh's 49ers during 2012. He's well-versed in the offense and should have a real shot at No. 2 duties over Blaine Gabbert and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.

Josh Johnson QB SF 11 Months

Bengals released QB Josh Johnson.

A six-year veteran, Johnson beat out John Skelton for No. 2 duties last season, but failed to attempt a single pass behind Andy Dalton. He became expendable after the Bengals signed Jason Campbell and drafted A.J. McCarron. Johnson will look to latch on elsewhere as a No. 3 quarterback.

Josh Johnson QB SF May 15 '79

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Josh Johnson has a "pretty big lead" on John Skelton for the Bengals' No. 2 quarterback job.

The Enquirer named Johnson one of its five "standout" players through the first week of training camp, praising his command of the playbook and his ability to throw the deep ball. Both he and Skelton have big-time arms, but Johnson's experience in a West Coast offense is really showing. The preseason will tell us more.

Josh Johnson QB SF Apr 19 '79 considers Josh Johnson the favorite over John Skelton to back up Andy Dalton.

Skelton has attempted 425 more career passes than Johnson, but reporter Geoff Hobson believes Johnson's scrambling ability and experience in the West Coast Offense makes him a slight favorite. Both quarterbacks have big arms. Dalton hasn't missed a start in two seasons, so whomever wins isn't going to be in for many snaps.