D'Ernest Johnson
RB CLE (9)
Sat 8/24/19 6:50 AM

Johnson rushed five times for 10 yards and caught three of three targets for a team-high 43 yards in Friday's 13-12 loss to the Buccaneers in preseason Week 3.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson was also used as the primary kick and punt returner, adding 37 yards on four punt returns and 56 yards on two kickoffs. He's the Browns' preseason leader in rushing and appears to be the team's third running back entering the final week of preparation for the regular season. And with Kareem Hunt slated to serve an eight-game suspension to start the season, Johnson could become the de facto No. 2 running back behind starter Nick Chubb, who has been held out of preseason action.

D'Ernest Johnson
RB CLE (9)
Sat 8/17/19 7:26 PM

Johnson carried 10 times for 53 yards while catching three of three targets for 26 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 21-18 preseason win over the Colts.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson led the team in carries and rushing yards by a hefty margin while adding a six-yard touchdown reception to punctuate his performance. He came in after Kareem Hunt left and seems to he turning heads as the team's most likely No. 3 running back heading into the regular season. Johnson should get another look Friday against the Buccaneers, but the starters and second-stringers should see much more run as well.

D'Ernest Johnson
RB CLE (9)
Mon 8/12/19 6:32 PM

Johnson worked with the second team during Monday's practice and had two large runs, Scott Patsko of Cleveland.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
With Duke Johnson having been traded to Houston, opportunity knocks for Johnson to carve out a reserve role behind Nick Chubb, at least while Kareem Hunt serves his eight-game suspension. Johnson will compete to carve out backup reps alongside Dontrell Hilliard.

D'Ernest Johnson
RB CLE (9)
Wed 5/22/19 10:58 AM

Johnson has been seeing action as a kick returner during the Browns' offseason workouts, Andrew Gribble of the team's official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Along with Antonio Callaway, Dontrell Hilliard and Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi, Johnson is one of four players contending for the kick-return job. Johnson showed some explosiveness in space during his college days at South Florida, averaging 24.4 yards on kick returns and 10.3 yards on punt returns.