D'Ernest Johnson
Ht: 5' 10" Wt: 208 Age: 27 Exp: 5 years College: South Florida Drafted: Undrafted
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Week 22
Posted: 3/22/2023 5:59 pm GMT
Free-agent RB D'Ernest Johnson (Browns) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday, March 22, per source. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Johnson will slot in as the No. 2 running back behind Travis Etienne, who accounted for nearly half of the team's carries in 2023. Until we see enough work to warrant starting consideration, Johnson is only a handcuff.
Posted: 1/06/2023 7:33 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns OT Jack Conklin (ankle) and DE Isaiah Thomas (foot) did not practice Friday, Jan. 6, and have been ruled out for Week 18 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. CB Denzel Ward (shoulder) did not practice all week but is listed as questionable. WR Amari Cooper (rest, hip) and RB D'Ernest Johnson (shoulder) were limited in practice for a second consecutive day on Friday but have been removed from the injury report. DE Myles Garrett (rest) and C Ethan Pocic (illness) practiced in full Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.
Posted: 1/05/2023 10:19 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns OT Jack Conklin (ankle), DE Myles Garrett (non-injury), CB Denzel Ward (shoulder), C Ethan Pocic (illness) and DE Isaiah Thomas (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 5. RB D'Ernest Johnson (shoulder) was limited during practice.
Posted: 1/05/2023 12:09 am GMT
Cleveland Browns OG Joel Bitonio (non-injury), DE Jadeveon Clowney (non-injury), OT Jack Conklin (ankle), DE Myles Garrett (non-injury), RB D'Ernest Johnson (shoulder) and CB Denzel Ward (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Posted: 11/13/2022 9:24 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson was up for Week 10 against the Miami Dolphins, but he didn't have a carry while posting minus-2 yards on his only catch and target.
Posted: 11/01/2022 5:05 am GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson rushed four times for 17 yards in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals for his first offensive touches of the 2022 regular season.
Huddle Up: Johnson might see a bump up the depth chart if Kareem Hunt is dealt at the NFL trade deadline, slotting behind starter Nick Chubb. It's not a given Hunt is traded, but it is expected. As such, Johnson is worth scooping up off the waiver wire, as he would be just one injury to Chubb away from a meaningful role.
Posted: 7/11/2022 12:31 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson, who has a low, $900,000 guarantee, could wind up being traded if he doesn't make the team.
SOURCE: Not available
Huddle Up: The Browns drafted Jerome Ford and Demetric Felton the last two years, which makes Johnson expendable. He was tied for second with 3.3 yards after contact last season and will surely have a market if they wanted to deal him.
Posted: 7/05/2022 5:55 pm GMT
Cleveland Browns RB D'Ernest Johnson averaged 3.3 yards after contact per carry in 2021 - tied with Javonte Williams and Jonathan Taylor for the second-best mark among running backs with at least 100 carries - according to Sports Info Solutions.
SOURCE: Not available
Huddle Up: Yards after contact is a great way to measure how much a running back is doing to help his own cause. Johnson has typically fared very well when called upon with the Browns and could be a year away from serving as Nick Chubb's primary backup if Cleveland doesn't show more urgency in re-signing Kareem Hunt. Johnson will probably go undrafted in most leagues, but he is one of the few players with that distinction that only needs one thing to happen in order to see a significant increase in fantasy value.
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."
SOURCE: Not available
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.
SOURCE: Not available
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