Posted: 6/21/2022 6:02 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson was left off of the 53-man roster projection submitted by ESPN.com's Jake Trotter on Tuesday, June 21. However, Trotter also notes the former undrafted free agent could be a "prime training camp trade candidate."
Huddle Up: Trotter goes on to say that Johnson "could actually be the odd-man out in the backfield" with the Browns drafting Jerome Ford and Demetric Felton over the last two years. It is impossible to say just how much thought has benefited from running behind Cleveland's stellar offensive line, but the fact of the matter is he has delivered every time he has been asked to assume a heavy workload over the last two seasons.
Posted: 6/04/2022 7:06 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent RB D'Ernest Johnson signed a one-year contract with the Browns Saturday, June 4, worth as much as $2.433 million. The deal includes $900,000 in guaranteed money.
Posted: 5/26/2022 11:32 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent RB D'Ernest Johnson is participating in voluntary workouts even though he still has not signed his tender offer.
Posted: 4/24/2022 11:46 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent RB D'Ernest Johnson is expected to sign his tender offer in the near future, according to general manager Andrew Berry.
Posted: 3/11/2022 3:19 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent RB D'Ernest Johnson will be tendered at the right of first refusal, according to a source.
Huddle Up: This is a situation to watch this offseason. Kareem Hunt has a $6.25 million cap hit. Could Johnson make him expendable? Johnson is an RB5 to stash in early drafts or long-term leagues.
Posted: 1/04/2022 4:54 am GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson rushed five times for 13 yards in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers while he had one grab for a yard on his three targets.
Huddle Up: Johnson showed that he can do a great job when leaned upon, but if he, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are all back, Johnson's fantasy appeal is rather limited.
Posted: 12/26/2021 1:55 am GMT
Cleveland Browns D'Ernest Johnson rushed for 58 yards on four carries and added an eight-yard reception on his lone catch at the Green Bay Packers in Week 16 on Saturday, Dec. 25. He was targeted twice.
Huddle Up: Johnson is unplayable in Week 17's trip to Pittsburgh, unless something unfortunate happens to Nick Chubb in the meantime.
Posted: 12/21/2021 2:36 am GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson caught four passes for 17 yards against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 15. He also rushed for minus two yards on one carry.
Huddle Up: Johnson was not used much in part because Nick Chubb was playing well against Raiders. Johnson probably will not be used much once Kareem Hunt returns and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/21/2021 10:16 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson rushed five times for 26 yards in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions and he was not targeted in the pass game.
Huddle Up: Johnson's touches were limited with Nick Chubb back and dominating the backfield touches again. You can keep Johnson on a roster in deeper fantasy leagues and as a handcuff to Chubb, but he can be discarded in most other formats ahead of Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens on SNF.
Posted: 11/14/2021 9:14 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson rushed 19 times for 99 yards in Week 10 against the New England Patriots and he added seven grabs for a team-high 58 yards on eight targets.
Huddle Up: Johnson was the only player to do anything of note for the Cleveland offense, which was missing Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and then Baker Mayfield left injured. Johnson has proven he can be a solid fantasy fill-in when his number is called, although expect Chubb back in Week 11.