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According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Baltimore Ravens are signing veteran quarterback Josh Johnson.
Johnson has become a well-known journeyman quarterback, and this return to Baltimore will be his third stint with the team. The Ravens have already figured things out with franchise QB Lamar Jackson, and they tendered backup QB Snoop Huntley over the offseason as well. Johnson provides further injury security for a team that was down to its QB3, Anthony Brown, last season, especially with Jackson's injury history — having missed 10 games over the last two seasons.
Josh Johnson has taken over for the injured Brock Purdy late in the first quarter of the NFC Championship game with the Eagles.
Purdy is officially listed as questionable with a right elbow injury. Purdy was seen sitting on the bench after the punt that ended the last 49ers’ possession. It remains to be seen if Purdy will be able to return, but for now the veteran Josh Johnson is in at quarterback for San Francisco.
The 49ers signed QB Josh Johnson off of the Broncos' practice squad and onto their 53-man roster following their Week 13 win on Sunday.
Johnson's signing comes shortly after QB Jimmy Garoppolo was officially ruled out for the remainder of the season. He will presumably slide in as the backup to rookie QB Brock Purdy, who filled in and led the Niners to a win following Garoppolo's exit. Johnson will also have a chance to compete for the starting job as an eight-year veteran familiar with the 49ers' system from two prior stints.
The Denver Broncos released QB Josh Johnson Tuesday.
Johnson put together a solid preseason with Denver but it was not enough to beat Brett Rypien for the backup spot. The 36-year-old completed 35 of 53 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns during the preseason. Teams looking for a veteran backup QB may take a look at Johnson now that he will be a free agent.
Josh Johnson totaled 11 completions to three incompletions in the Denver Broncos' preseason finale. He added four yards on a rush as well.
Johnson appears to be the Broncos' backup QB heading into Week 1. He's not fantasy football relevant barring injury.