- Around the NFL Writer
- Published: Sept. 20, 2019 at 02:49 p.m.
- Updated: Sept. 20, 2019 at 03:29 p.m.
“I’m just trying to do what I can…” Johnson said. “Just trying to continue to show the coaches that I know what I’m doing, and get ready for Sunday.”
The third-round pick out of Toledo played 25 snaps (48.1 percent) in the Week 2 loss after seeing 21 snaps (34.4 percent) in the season opener. Johnson generated four catches for 42 yards with a long of 17 in his first two games.
Moving Johnson into a bigger role comes asDonte Moncriefhas struggled mightily with drops through two weeks.
With Johnson set to join the starters, he’ll likely see more time on the outside along withJames Washington, which should allowJuJu Smith-Schustera bigger role out of the slot, where he’s thrived throughout his career.