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Cincinnati Bengals


Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson - #8 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 205 lbs.
Birthday 05/15/1986
Birthplace Oakland, CA
College San Diego
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 5th round, 25th pick by Buccaneers

Bengals release WR Coles

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Bengals released WR Laveranues Coles on Thursday. Coles, 32, caught 43 passes for 514 yards and five touchdowns in his one season with Cincinnati.

AFC North team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 11:08 a.m. ET
The Bengals needed a stretch-the-field wide receiver to pair with 32-year-old Chad Ochocinco, so they signed ex-Buccaneers UFA Antonio Bryant, as PFW examines the needs of each team, position by position, in a series that continues with the AFC North.

Hall of Fame Game will feature Cowboys against Bengals

Posted Feb. 24, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
A pair of 2009 division champions will kick off the 2010 NFL preseason when the Cowboys play the Bengals in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 8, the Hall of Fame and the NFL ...

Can Jones be complementary piece in Bengals' offense?

Posted Feb. 19, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
When last seen in the NFL, WR Matt Jones was the Jaguars' leading receiver. He probably won't hold that same role in Cincinnati, but the hope is he'll be an effective complementary target in the Bengals' offense.

Foot surgery will sideline Bengals OT Smith 10 weeks

Posted Feb. 15, 2010 @ 1:07 a.m. ET
Bengals OT Andre Smith underwent foot surgery last week, the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting. It's expected to sideline him 10 weeks.

Report: Bengals sign ex-Jaguars WR Jones

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The Bengals signed former Jaguars WR Matt Jones on Friday, according to ESPN.

Top 10 stories of past NFL season

Posted Feb. 11, 2010 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Even with uncertainty hovering over the future, a contrast of old and new came together to make the 2009 season a memorable one. PFW examines the 10 stories that dominated the NFL in the past year.

Reserve RB Scott could have key role in Bengals' offense

Posted Jan. 29, 2010 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
The way we hear it, the Bengals aren't likely to be able to re-sign RB Larry Johnson, considering that Bernard Scott, who started twice in place of lead back Cedric Benson as a rookie in 2009, is likely to ...

Gilyard working overtime at Senior Bowl

Posted Jan. 29, 2010 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
With the NFL draft only three months away, University of Cincinnati WR Mardy Gilyard is doing everything he can to improve his draft stock in the eyes of NFL coaches and talent evaluators.

Bengals LB Maualuga arrested on drunken-driving charge

Posted Jan. 29, 2010 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
Bengals LB Rey Maualuga was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and careless driving early Friday morning in Covington, Ky.

Graham's future with Bengals up in the air

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
Could the Bengals be in the market for another placekicker in the offseason? It's a question that merits asking after Shayne Graham missed a pair of field goals in the wild-card round loss to the Jets.

Bengals step up, retain Zimmer

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m. ET
Not long ago, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer thought he would be coaching elsewhere in 2010, but he will remain at the helm of the Cincinnati defense after signing a contract extension with the club on Jan. 12.

Bengals retain Zimmer as defensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 12, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, who has helped make the Cincinnati defense one of the AFC's stoutest in his two seasons on the job, will remain in his current position in 2010.

Limitations of Bengals' passing game show up in loss to Jets

Posted Jan. 10, 2010 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
The Bengals have no shortage of problems to address with their passing offense in the offseason.

Sanchez nearly flawless as Jets beat Bengals

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
Mark Sanchez handled single-degree wind chills and the playoff pressure with no problems Saturday, throwing a touchdown pass on a rollout play, and the Jets' running game took it from there, setting up a 24-14 victory over the Bengals.

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Posted March 23, 2013
The Bengals have signed a quarterback, giving Johnson a chance to back up Andy Dalton.||||||| Johnson was Tampa Bay's fifth-round pick in 2008 and played four seasons there, starting five games. He signed with San Francisco last year but was released before the season opener. He signed with Cleveland for the final game last season.
Posted Dec. 26, 2012
The Cleveland Browns have signed free agent quarterback Johnson.||||||| Johnson replaced safety Usama Young on the roster Wednesday as the Browns look for protection at quarterback, where starter Brandon Weeden went out with a sprained right shoulder in Cleveland's 34-12 loss in Denver on Sunday.
Posted Oct. 28, 2009
The winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers have changed starting quarterbacks again, with rookie Josh Freeman taking over for Johnson.||||||| Johnson struggled in four starts after Byron Leftwich led the team the first three weeks of the season.
Posted Oct. 26, 2009
Johnson went 9 of 26 for 156 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions as the Buccaneers lost 35-7 to New England in London on Sunday.||||||| Johnson was taken out midway through the fourth quarter and replaced by rookie Josh Freeman. Johnson likely won't lose his starting job, but you don't want him starting for your fantasy team at this point regardless.
Posted Oct. 12, 2009
Johnson threw for 240 yards and two TD passes against Philadelphia on Sunday, but he was also picked off three times as Tampa Bay lost 33-14.||||||| “I’m blaming myself right now. Three turnovers, two of them in the red zone,” Johnson said. “They were bringing everybody. They were bringing more than we had protection. They had an extra guy every time. The coaches in the locker room said they had never seen anything like that before.” Johnson has thrown four INTs in two starts.

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