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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

Key matchup: Steelers run defense vs. Bengals ground game

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
Can the Bengals get their running game going? We take a closer look in Saturday's key matchup.

AFC North Spin cycle: Costly win for Ravens

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Ravens inched further ahead in the AFC North race, but at a huge price with the losses of Lardarius Webb and Ray Lewis.

Browns top Bengals for first win

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Rookie Brandon Weeden threw two touchdown passes and the Browns snapped an 11-game losing streak, beating the Bengals 34-24 Sunday.

Key matchup: Browns return game vs. Bengals coverage units

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 11 a.m. ET
Stopping Browns RS Joshua Cribbs will be a top priority for Cincinnati, PFW's Mike Wilkening writes.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
The Steelers got a win they desperately needed, and they got their running game going, too. More in this week's AFC North Spin cycle. 

Bengals place RB Scott on I.R.

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
The Bengals placed RB Bernard Scott on injured reserve Monday and activated LB Dontay Moch from the suspended list.

Turnovers key Dolphins' win over Cincy

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Dolphins S Reshad Jones intercepted Andy Dalton's overthrown pass at midfield with 1:22 left on Sunday, preserving a 17-13 victory over the Bengals.

Bengals' Green playing at elite level

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Bengals WR A.J. Green has begun his second NFL season on a tear.

Week Five handicapping column

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening, 10-5-1 ATS through four weeks, largely sides with underdogs in Week Five, but one favorite also caught his eye.

Newman, Jones pressed into heavy service for Bengals

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
The Bengals have had to lean on reserve CBs Terence Newman and Adam Jones, and they held up well in the Week Four win at Jacksonville.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
While the Steelers rested in Week Four, the Bengals and Ravens pulled further ahead in the AFC North.

Dalton, Green lead Bengals past Jaguars

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
Andy Dalton threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, and the Bengals beat the Jaguars 27-10 Sunday for their third consecutive win.

Key matchup: Bengals passing game vs. Jaguars pass defense

Posted Sept. 29, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
Can the Jaguars slow down the Bengals' thriving passing game? It's one of the more interesting story lines of Week Four.

Bengals re-sign S Crocker

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
The Bengals re-signed S Chris Crocker on Thursday, the team announced.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
In this week's AFC North Spin cycle, we explore the Ravens' soaring passing game and the Steelers' struggling pass rush. 

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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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