D'Ernest Johnson, Jack Conklin Inactive For Browns rotoballer.com Sun 9/18/22 11:37 AM

Cleveland Browns running back D'Ernest Johnson and offensive tackle Jack Conklin (knee) are inactive for the Week 2 game against the New York Jets. Johnson will be a healthy scratch for the second straight week to open up the 2022 season. Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are fully healthy and will continue to share touches in the backfield against the Jets this Sunday. Fifth-round rookie Jerome Ford is currently ahead of Johnson on the RB depth chart in Cleveland. Conklin is recovering from ...

D'Ernest Johnson A Healthy Scratch In Week 1 rotoballer.com Sun 9/11/22 12:24 PM

Cleveland Browns running back D'Ernest Johnson is a healthy scratch in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Offensive tackle Jack Conklin (knee) is also inactive in the regular season opener. Johnson will be in street clothes on the sidelines on Sunday with both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt fully healthy for the kickoff of the 2022 regular season. The 26-year-old should remain on the waiver wire in most leagues unless Chubb or Hunt miss time with an injury. Johnson finished last year...

D'Ernest Johnson Sees Three Touches Sunday rotoballer.com Sun 8/21/22 6:30 PM

Cleveland Browns running back D'Ernest Johnson carried the ball twice for 21 yards and added an eight-yard catch in a 21-20 preseason loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Johnson got the start with both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt sitting out, but he didn't stick around for long as he didn't see a touch after the first drive of the contest. Johnson is expected to open the year as the No. 3 running back in Cleveland, although there's still a chance that Hunt gets traded before the regular...

D'Ernest Johnson Quiet In Preseason Game Friday rotoballer.com Fri 8/12/22 10:46 PM

Cleveland Browns running back D'Ernest Johnson struggled in a 24-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Friday's preseason game. Johnson gained zero yards on three carries and lost a fumble in the contest. The veteran running back got the start and was in on the three series in which Deshaun Watson played, but the offense struggled to move the ball. Johnson didn't help matters much with a lost fumble on Cleveland's second drive of the evening. Johnson will operate as Cleveland's No. 3 running...

D'Ernest Johnson May Be Fighting For Roster Spot rotoballer.com Sat 7/9/22 2:15 PM

Cleveland Browns running back D'Ernest Johnson could be on the chopping block. The team already has Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to handle nearly all of the work out of the backfield. Demetric Felton and 2022 fifth-round draft pick Jerome Ford are also on the roster. As a result, Johnson's chances of remaining in Cleveland don't look promising. The 26-year-old is coming off the best season of his career by racking up 534 yards and three touchdowns off 100 touches. Nevertheless, while Johnson ...

D'Ernest Johnson Staying In Cleveland For Another Year rotoballer.com Sat 6/4/22 10:04 PM

Running back D'Ernest Johnson agreed to a $2.43 million deal ($900,000 guaranteed) with the Browns on Saturday, keeping him in Cleveland for at least one more season. The 26-year-old has played sparingly throughout his tenure with the club. However, with injuries to Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, he is coming off the best season of his career by finishing the 2021-22 campaign by running for 534 yards and three touchdowns off 100 touches. Nonetheless, the former Georgia Bulldog isn't expected to ...

D'Ernest Johnson Attends OTAs rotoballer.com Sat 5/28/22 1:27 PM

Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent running back D'Ernest Johnson was present at voluntary organized team activities this week despite not having signed a contract with the team yet. Johnson didn't receive any offers from other teams before April 22, so he can only negotiate with the Browns on his next contract. He could sign the $2.43 million tender or he could work out a long-term extension. The 26-year-old ran for over 100 yards in each of the two games he started with Nick Chubb and ...

D'Ernest Johnson Expected To Sign Tender rotoballer.com Mon 4/25/22 12:40 PM

The deadline for teams to sign Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent running back D'Ernest Johnson to an offer sheet came and went at midnight last Friday, so he'll likely sign his tender to return to Cleveland. "D'Ernest is a good player," general manager Andrew Berry said Friday. "We anticipate him being here. We will deal with that as we get into the weeks after the draft." It's only a matter of time before he officially signs his tender to return to the Browns as backfield depth Nick ...

Browns To Tender D'Ernest Johnson rotoballer.com Fri 3/11/22 10:48 AM

The Cleveland Browns plan to tender a contract to restricted free-agent running back D'Ernest Johnson at the right-of-first-refusal level, according to a source. If another team doesn't steal him away, Johnson will be set to make $2.43 million in 2022. The 26-year-old took advantage of his opportunities when he had them last year, finishing with a career-high 534 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 100 carries in 17 games (two starts). Johnson had over 100 scrimmage yards in three games in ...

D'Ernest Johnson Capitalizes On Opportunity rotoballer.com Sun 1/9/22 5:20 PM

Cleveland Browns running back D'Ernest Johnson was leaned on heavily with the Browns resting several starters in Week 18. He had 25 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals. In games in which Johnson was given more than 10 carries, he scored more than 20 full-PPR points in each performance. Simply put, when he starts, Johnson is elite. However, he has a bit of a roadblock to being the Browns starter, as indicated by his mere three games of over 10 carries. With Nick ...