RB - PHI
Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles have claimed former Lions RB Kerryon Johnson on Friday.
Johnson ends up in Philadelphia after being waived by the Lions on Thursday. He will join a crowded Eagles backfield that includes Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Jordan Howard, and Kenneth Gainwell. The 23-year-old was unproductive in 2020, logging 52 carries for 181 rushing yards (3.5 YPC) along with 19 receptions on 26 targets for 187 receiving yards and three total touchdowns. Johnson was limited to 18 games in his first two seasons with the Lions and will compete for a spot on the Eagles RB depth chart. Kerryon is currently 72nd among all running backs in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.
The Lions are waiving former second-round pick RB Kerryon Johnson on Wednesday.
The Lions waived former second-round pick RB Kerryon Johnson on Wednesday. He was limited to 18 games in his first two seasons in Detroit due to injuries. The 23-year-old was unproductive in 2020, logging 52 carries for 181 rushing yards (3.5 YPC) along with 19 receptions on 26 targets for 187 receiving yards and three total touchdowns. The Lions drafted star RB D’Andre Swift 35th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft and signed former Packers RB Jamaal Williams in free agency this offseason, making Johnson expendable. Kerryon will look to latch onto another team. The 23-year-old is currently 73rd among all running backs in the latest expert consensus draft rankings, but that number could rise pending on which team he lands with during the offseason.
Kerryon Johnson rushed twice for three yards and a TD in the Lions’ 31-24 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Johnson only logged two touches in this one, though he did turn of them into a fourth-quarter goal-line score. With D’Andre Swift back in the mix, Johnson won’t be a recommended fantasy play moving forward.
Kerryon Johnson rushed three times for three yards and caught two of three targets for eight yards in the Lions’ 34-30 win over the Bears on Sunday.
Johnson took a backseat to Adrian Peterson, and just a week after going for 98 yards, he posted a measly 11 yards. He'll have a great chance to bounce back in Week 14 against Green Bay if D'Andre Swift is out.
Kerryon Johnson rushed 11 times for 46 yards and caught all four of his targets for 52 yards in the Lions’ 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thursday.
He also lost a fumble. Johnson and Adrian Peterson each finished the day with 15 touches, and though the Wayward Son failed to find the end zone, he nearly doubled the yardage of his veteran teammate. Once D'Andre Swift makes his way back to the field, Johnson will be a last-gasp flex in deeper leagues. That could be as soon as next week against Chicago.
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