5'9'' / 190 lbs
Johnson (shoulder) was absent from the Commanders' injury report Wednesday.
Johnson strained his rotator cuff after being body-slammed by Ravens' tight end Mark Andrews during a joint practice session in training camp. He registered career-highs in tackles (29) and pass deflections (9) in 11 games last season and will provide key depth for a Commanders' secondary headlined by Kendall Fuller, Emmanuel Forbes, Darrick Forrest and Kamren Curl.
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Johnson suffered a strained rotator cuff in an altercation during the Commanders' joint practice with the Ravens on Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
Johnson reportedly picked up the injury when he was body-slammed by Baltimore tight end Mark Andrews during one of multiple fights in the joint practice session. Johnson re-signed with Washington in March after posting a career-best 2022 campaign and is looking to earn an expanded role during training camp. He is considered day-to-day.
The Commanders signed Johnson to a two-year contract Monday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Johnson joined Washington back in 2018 but proceeded to operate primarily as a special-teams contributor throughout his first three seasons in the league. The 5-foot-9 cornerback then served as a rotational cornerback in 2021 before registering career bests in tackles (29), sacks (one), interceptions (one) and passes defensed (nine) across 11 games during this past campaign. Johnson is now set to compete for a consistent starting role in the Commanders' secondary throughout the offseason and into training camp.
Johnson appeared in 11 games (four starts) during the 2022 season and recorded 29 tackles (20 solo), including one sack, and an interception.
Johnson had the most efficient season of his career despite starting the year off on the practice squad. The 27-year-old set a new career high in tackles while also registering the first sack and interception in his five years as a pro. Johnson's role increased as the season went on, as nearly two-thirds of his playing time came during the last four weeks of the season. An unrestricted free agent this offseason, the 2018 undrafted free agent will look to compete for playing time either in Washington or elsewhere in 2023