AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
3-3-0 12-4-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 96 1 0 2 0.5

Top John Johnson News

  • John Johnson: On way out of Cleveland

    Browns general manager Andrew Berry said Tuesday that Johnson will be released, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

    Johnson was entering the final year of his contract, and the Browns will be able to save $9.75 million by letting him go prior to June 1. The veteran safety recorded 101 tackles, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and a half-sack across 17 appearances in 2022. He should draw heavy interest from numerous teams in need of safety help this offseason.

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  • Browns' John Johnson: Logs five stops in finale

    Johnson recorded five tackles in a 28-14 loss to the Steelers in Week 18.

    Johnson ended his second season with the Browns with one interception and 101 tackles, second most behind fellow safety Grant Delpit (105). The Browns' defense was the subject of discussion following losses, some of which featured breakdowns on the back end. As a result of those issues, the Browns fired defensive coordinator Joe Woods. Johnson, who has one year left on his deal, is expected to return next season but much depends on the new DC.

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  • Browns' John Johnson: Gets green light

    Johnson (thigh) is good to go for Saturday's Christmas Eve matchup against the Saints.

    Johnson figures to be in line for a full workload assuming he avoids any setbacks. If that were to happen, D'Anthony Bell would presumably replace him at free safety.

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  • Browns' John Johnson: Tagged as questionable

    Johnson (thigh) is considered questionable to play Saturday against the Saints, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Johnson picked up a thigh contusion during the Browns' win over Baltimore on Saturday. He was then limited in practice Tuesday before he took a step back with a DNP during Wednesday's session. Johnson has logged 81 tackles, four passes defended, an interception, and a pair of fumbles forced and recovered apiece while appearing in every game for Cleveland this season. In his possible absence, expect D'Anthony Bell and/or Ronnie Harrison to see increased playing time versus New Orleans.

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  • Browns' John Johnson: Picks up injury in win

    Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said that Johnson sustained a thigh contusion during Saturday's 13-3 win over the Ravens, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Johnson was presumably limited to a season-low 75 percent of his team's defensive snaps due to this issue Saturday. Nevertheless, the sixth-year safety still collected his second-most tackles in a game this season with nine, and he now ranks second on the Browns in tackles (81) behind fellow safety Grant Delpit (88). Johnson's participation level in practice Tuesday should provide more clarity on his status heading into next Saturday's game against New Orleans.

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  • Browns' John Johnson: Sheds injury designation

    Johnson (knee) was a full participant at practice Thursday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

    Johnson started his week limited before downgrading to a DNP on Wednesday. However, it appears the day off did Johnson well, and he should be good to go Saturday against the Ravens.

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  • Browns' John Johnson: Downgraded to non-participant

    Johnson (knee) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Johnson was listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's estimated report but has been downgraded to a non-participant Wednesday. He'll have one more chance to practice Thursday before the team needs to make a decision on his status for Saturday's matchup against Baltimore, but Johnson is currently trending toward sitting out Week 15.

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  • Browns' John Johnson: Continues steady production

    Johnson recorded eight tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Bengals.

    Johnson's eight total tackles brings him to 72 on the season. He also suffered a knee injury at some point during the game, which has him on the team's injury report Monday. He is currently considered questionable for Saturday's game with the Ravens.

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  • Browns' John Johnson: Logs double-digit stops in loss

    Johnson recorded 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Bills.

    Johnson was one of two Cleveland defenders to play every defensive snap in the Week 11 matchup versus Buffalo, and he posted his first double-digit tackling performance of the 2022-23 campaign this past weekend. Though the 26-year-old safety has yet to record an interception this season, he'll likely continue operating as an every-down player when the Browns host the Buccaneers on Sunday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Takoma Park, MD
Age: 27
School: Boston College
Experience: 7