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Top Tyler Johnson News

  • Tyler Johnson: Earns practice squad opportunity

    The Rams signed Johnson to their practice squad, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

    Despite being waived by the Rams after not making the 53-man roster, Johnson will rejoin the team as a member of its practice squad. The wideout will continue to practice with the team and be available in the event the Rams need him.

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  • Tyler Johnson: Waived by Los Angeles

    The Rams waived Johnson on Tuesday, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

    Johnson had a stellar performance during the Rams' preseason opener but declined over the next two exhibition matchups and was unable to land a spot on the 53-man roster. The Minnesota product appeared in just two games with the Texans last year and will now need to seek out other opportunities.

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  • Rams' Tyler Johnson: Garners just six yards

    Johnson caught two of three targets for six yards in Saturday's 41-0 preseason loss to the Broncos.

    Drawing the start alongside fellow roster bubble candidate Demarcus Robinson, Johnson was unable to do much with his trio of targets on a night the Rams offense as a whole failed at every level. Ben Skowronek notably got the night off, a sign coach Sean McVay is sold on him making the 53-man roster. This would make Skowronek the fifth wideout on the team along with Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, Tutu Atwell and Puka Nacua. The Rams did keep seven wide receivers on their roster last year, but if they choose to add more depth at other positions, Robinson's utility at multiple roles in the offense might give him a slight edge over Johnson for what could be the final wide receiver slot on the team.

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  • Rams' Tyler Johnson: Earns seven targets

    Johnson caught three of seven targets for 35 yards during Saturday's 34-17 preseason loss to the Raiders.

    It was a game of highs and lows for the 24-year-old, as he snared a 24-yard dart from Stetson Bennett during a second-quarter drive that led to a field goal but was also part of a blown play between himself and the rookie quarterback that led to a pick-six for the Raiders. The good news for Johnson is that he still led all Rams wide receivers in yardage and tied with Demarcus Robinson for targets, a sign the duo signed in free agency are being given ample opportunity to secure spots on the final 53-man roster. Johnson will have one final opportunity to showcase his abilities in the Rams' preseason finale Saturday against the Broncos.

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  • Rams' Tyler Johnson: Paces L.A. receivers in loss

    Johnson secured five of seven targets for 70 yards during the Rams' 34-17 preseason loss to the Chargers on Saturday.

    A breakout performance in the preseason doesn't always translate to success in the regular season; just ask 2022 Rams preseason darling Lance McCutcheon. But it does help move the needle above fellow wideouts who may be on the roster bubble, and Johnson impressed with a pair of lengthy catches, including a team-high 34-yard scamper on a slant route, and led the team in catches, targets and yardage. With Cooper Kupp (hamstring), Van Jefferson, Puka Nacua, Tutu Atwell and Ben Skowronek all likely to make the initial 53-man roster, Johnson and fellow free-agent signing DeMarcus Robinson are in a pack with McCutcheon, Austin Trammel and Xavier Smith, among others, for likely two remaining roster spots, as the Rams kept seven wide receivers on the initial 53-man roster in 2022.

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  • Rams' Tyler Johnson: Lands in Los Angeles

    The Rams signed Johnson on Tuesday.

    Los Angeles will be Johnson's third stop this calendar year after he was released by the Bucs in January, signed by the Raiders shortly after, and then cut by Las Vegas two weeks ago. The 24-year-old appeared in two games for the Texans last season but didn't earn a target on 29 offensive snaps. He'll try to revive his career in the Rams' depleted wideout room behind Cooper Kupp.

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  • Tyler Johnson: Dumped by Las Vegas

    The Raiders waived Johnson on Monday.

    The 24-year-old inked a reserve/future contract with the Silver and Black earlier in the offseason after appearing in two games for the Texans in 2022. Johnson heads back to the open market, where he will again look for a team willing to let him compete for a depth job.

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  • Raiders' Tyler Johnson: Heads to Las Vegas

    The Raiders signed Johnson to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

    Johnson was drafted by Tampa Bay in the fifth round in 2020 and appeared in 31 games during his first two NFL seasons, totaling 48 receptions on 72 targets for 529 yards and two scores. He was claimed off waivers by the Texans at the beginning of the 2022 campaign, but he made just two appearances with Houston and didn't garner any targets across 28 offensive snaps. He rejoined Tampa Bay's practice squad after the Texans waived him in late October, but he was never elevated and ultimately became a free agent after the Buccaneers were eliminated from the playoffs. With his new contract, Johnson will join his third NFL organization and will have a chance to compete for a roster spot during the offseason.

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  • Tyler Johnson: Signed to Bucs' practice squad

    Johnson was signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad Monday.

    Johnson will return to Tampa Bay after he played in 17 games with the team in 2021, reeling in 36 catches for 360 yards over those contests. With Russell Gage (hamstring) still banged up, it's possible that Johnson could be elevated to the active roster if Gage remains out. The wide receiver appeared in two games with the Texans this season, failing to garner a target over 28 offensive snaps.

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  • Tyler Johnson: Waived by Houston

    Houston waived Johnson on Tuesday, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Johnson appeared in Weeks 4 and 5 but didn't record a target across 28 offensive snaps. Following Houston's Week 6 bye, the wideout found himself as a healthy scratch once again in Week 7 and will now have to look for a new opportunity in 2022. The 2020 fifth-round pick caught 48 of 72 targets for 529 yards and two scores during his first two campaigns in Tampa Bay, but it's unclear what type of attention he'll draw as a free agent.

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  • Texans' Tyler Johnson: Not playing Sunday

    Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest versus the Raiders, Aaron Wilson of reports.

    After Johnson took the field for 43 percent of Houston's offensive snaps Week 5 against Jacksonville, the Texans have elected to sit him Sunday following their Week 6 bye. Johnson has yet to see a target in two appearances this season.

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  • Texans' Tyler Johnson: Third-highest snap count Week 5

    Johnson wasn't targeted over 25 snaps on offense Sunday in Texans' 13-6 win over the Jaguars.

    Johnson was active for the second consecutive week and was handed the third-highest snap count among wideouts, moving ahead of Phillip Dorsett on the depth chart. He took the role that would normally go to the inactive Chris Moore (hip). If the Texans don't have to pass, they won't, so targets among the position group are typically scarce and usually go to Brandin Cooks or Nico Collins.

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  • Texans' Tyler Johnson: Active for Week 4

    Johnson is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Aaron Wilson of reports.

    Johnson has not suited up for a game this season, but he will have a chance to see action Sunday for the first time since being claimed off waivers from the Buccaneers in late August. Johnson will be one of five active Texans receivers, so it's unlikely he will fill a key role even if he does get on the field.

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  • Texans' Tyler Johnson: Inactive Sunday

    Johnson (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Colts.

    Johnson joined the Texans on Aug. 31 after being claimed off waivers from the Buccaneers. The 24-year-old will continue to try to crack the roster on gameday, as he gets more familiar with Houston's playbook.

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  • Texans' Tyler Johnson: Lands in Houston

    The Texans claimed Johnson off waivers from the Buccaneers on Wednesday, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Johnson, who caught 36 of his 55 targets for 360 yards in 17 games with the Buccaneers last season, lands in a spot where could could carve out a key role on offense once he's up to speed with the Texans' playbook. Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins profile as Houston's top two wideouts, but beyond those two options, plenty of targets are up for grabs.

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  • Tyler Johnson: Caught up in roster cuts

    The Buccaneers waived Johnson on Tuesday, Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports.

    Johnson, a 2020 fifth-round pick, finds himself on the outside of Tampa Bay's deep wide receiver corps despite putting together a solid preseason, which he capped off by catching three of four targets for 36 yards during Saturday's finale versus the Colts. He appeared in all 17 regular-season games last year, securing 36 of 55 targets for 360 receiving yards. It's something of a surprise to see the Buccaneers part ways with Johnson, and he's a candidate to be claimed on waivers.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 206 lbs
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Age: 25
School: Minnesota
Experience: 4