RB - FA
Week 7 Outlook
Kerryon Johnson was elevated the 49ers active roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Packers.
Trey Sermon was cleared from concussion protocol and should get the start with Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) doubtful. Johnson, Trenton Cannon and the newly signed Jaques Patrick are the healthy running backs for San Francisco alongside Sermon.
Former free agent running back Kerryon Johnson has reportedly been signed to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad on Tuesday, per Adam Schefter.
Johnson was brought in by the Philadelphia Eagles but failed to solidify a role in a crowded backfield. As a result, he is signing with the 49ers, who lean heavily on their running backs to keep their West Coast offensive zone-blocking scheme functioning properly. After the season-ending surgery that Raheem Mostert is set to undergo, adding a veteran running back to the practice squad holds little fantasy value. However, should injuries continue within the 49ers' backfield, Johnson could receive an opportunity to earn game reps on one of the most run-centric teams in the league.
Free agent RB Kerryon Johnson worked out for the Raiders on Tuesday.
The Eagles waived Johnson from IR earlier this summer. Johnson would serve as nothing more than RB depth if he winds up in Las Vegas.
Former Philadelphia Eagles RB Kerryon Johnson has been waived from Injured Reserve (IR) with an injury settlement. This will allow Johnson to sign with another team once he's back to full-health, per Field Yates.
In May, Johnson was signed off of waivers by the Eagles but was recently placed on IR before being waived by the team via injury settlement. The fourth-year running back had his best season with Detroit as a rookie in 2018, averaging 5.4 YPC and scoring four total touchdowns across 10 games. Expect a team to eventually sign the injury-prone running back once he is able to fully recover from a knee injury he sustained this summer.
The Eagles waived/injured RB Kerryon Johnson.
Johnson will likely clear waivers and wind up on injured reserve. Still just 24 years old, the former second-round pick has struggled with both injuries and effectiveness as a professional.