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 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 4 17 4.3 0 7 0

Top D'Ernest Johnson News

  • Browns' D'Ernest Johnson: Quietly heads to free agency

    Johnson played 10 snaps on special teams and did not play on offense in Sunday's 28-14 loss to Pittsburgh in Week 18.

    Johnson finished the year with just seven touches -- four rushes and three receptions -- and heads quietly into the offseason. It was a different tale last season, after Johnson capably filled in for injured backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, rushing 100 times for 534 yards and three touchdowns. There's very little mileage on Johnson, who turns 27 in February. The Browns are expected to go with Jerome Ford as the top backup to Chubb, and Johnson likely feels ready for a bigger role than he had in 2022. Both he and Kareem Hunt are in the final year of their deals and will entertain offers from other teams.

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  • Browns' D'Ernest Johnson: No run on offense

    Johnson played 15 snaps on special teams and none on offense in Sunday's 27-14 win over Houston.

    It's not surprising to see Johnson used on special teams only, but it was interesting that Jerome Ford got his first snaps and touches on offense. If an injury to Nick Chubb or Kareem Hunt should occur in the final weeks of the regular season, it's not a given that Johnson would get first crack at replacing either back in the rotation.

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  • Browns' D'Ernest Johnson: Used on special teams only

    Johnson did not play on offense during Sunday's 31-23 loss to Buffalo.

    Johnson's usage as a running back has decreased significantly, as both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt have stayed healthy. He popped for 534 yards (5.3 YPC) when given an opportunity in 2021, but those that speculated on him in 2022 have been disappointed.

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  • Browns' D'Ernest Johnson: Season-high snap count

    Johnson caught his lone target for minus-2 yards and did not carry the ball in Sunday's 39-17 loss to the Dolphins in Week 10.

    Johnson was on the field for a season-high 12 snaps, but opportunities for the running game dwindled once the Browns fell behind by three scores early in the third quarter. He'll remain outside of fantasy consideration as long as Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt stay healthy.

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  • Browns' D'Ernest Johnson: Mops up win

    Johnson had four carries for 17 yards in Monday's 32-13 win over Cincinnati.

    Johnson was given his first rushing attempts of the season, all on the game's final drive as Cleveland iced a blowout win. The Browns snapped a four-game losing streak and resuscitated their season with the victory, which may have the organization thinking about improvements for a playoff run. That means either Johnson or Kareem Hunt, both in the final year of their contracts, could be moved by Tuesday's trade deadline. If either of those events happen, Johnson's fantasy outlook should improve.

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  • Browns' D'Ernest Johnson: Could gain larger role soon

    Johnson's role with the Browns could change as rumors pick up about the team trading Kareem Hunt before next Tuesday's 4:00 pm trade deadline, Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    The report doesn't get into specific trade partners interested in Hunt, but Cleveland is reportedly seeking a fourth-round draft pick as a starting point for discussions. Both Johnson and Hunt are on expiring contracts, making each of them a possible trade piece. Hunt's role has dwindled the last two weeks -- he has a total of 10 touches Weeks 6 and 7 after averaging more than 11 per game over the first five weeks. If the Browns trade Hunt, Johnson would move up to second on the depth chart. If Johnson is traded, the team trading for him presumably would have a bigger role waiting for him. Per usual, Johnson is listed as third at running back on the Browns' unofficial depth chart and as the primary kickoff returner for Monday night's game against the Bengals.

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  • Browns' D'Ernest Johnson: Gathers two catches in loss

    Johnson caught two of two targets for nine yards in Sunday's 38-15 loss to the Patriots in Week 6.

    Johnson had his most significant contributions of the season yet, but he remains a fringe player on offense. As long as Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are healthy, Johnson will play a limited role.

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  • Browns' D'Ernest Johnson: Limited to special teams

    Johnson played 15 snaps on special teams in the Browns' 30-28 loss to the Chargers in Week 5.

    The Browns have kept Johnson under wraps the first five games of the season, making him inactive the first three weeks and limiting him mostly to special-teams work in Weeks 4 and 5. He hasn't been deployed as a return man on special teams either, despite Jerome Ford (ankle) being added to injured reserve. Cleveland's backfield duo of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt have been dominant through five games, so Johnson has no clear path to playing on offense at this time.

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  • Browns' D'Ernest Johnson: Gets one offensive snap

    Johnson played one snap on offense and 17 snaps on special teams in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Falcons.

    Johnson, who was inactive the first two weeks, saw his first action on offense in Week 4. He also helped replace the injured Jerome Ford (ankle) on kickoff returns. With Ford hitting injured reserve Tuesday, the Browns listed Johnson as Ford's replacement on the team's unofficial depth chart for Week 5 against the Chargers.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 208 lbs
Birthplace: Immokalee, FL
Age: 27
School: South Florida
Experience: 5