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Top Leonard Johnson News

  • Leonard Johnson: Released by Arizona

    The Cardinals released Johnson on Friday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Johnson was one of two cuts from the roster in advance of Week 17. The Cardinals added wide receiver Malachi Dupre and defensive tackle Pasoni Tasini from their practice squad.

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  • Cardinals' Leonard Johnson: Signs with Cardinals

    Johnson inked a contract with the Cardinals on Wednesday.

    With Budda Baker (undisclosed) undergoing an MRI on his knee following Sunday's game against the Chiefs, the Cardinals added a pair of cornerbacks to the secondary in Johnson and David Amerson. Johnson has an extensive history of playing time, appearing in 15 games last year, and could be an option to receive some snaps on defense in the future.

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  • Giants' Leonard Johnson: Signs with Giants

    The Giants inked Johnson to a contract Friday, the New York Daily News reports.

    Johnson has a long tenure as a contributor in the NFL, which included 673 snaps on defense for the Bills last season. He will need to perform well in camp to receive snaps again this fall, but Johnson does have experience on his side.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Loves it in Buffalo

    Johnson finished his first year in Buffalo with 53 tackles -- the second most of his career -- seven passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. "I told my mom and my coach, I've been in the league six years, by far it has been the best year of my career," Johnson told Jadon Ceravolo of BuffaloBills.com.

    Johnson is now an unrestricted free agent, though he's indicated he wants to stay with Buffalo and coach Sean McDermott, whom he played for when McDermott was the defensive coordinator in Carolina. Johnson served as an occasional starter when E.J. Gaines was working through various injuries, though at 28 and with an average skill set he's probably best suited as a No. 3 or No. 4 corner. That said, he's proven valuable to the Bills in that role.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Returns to full practice

    Johnson (knee) practiced fully Wednesday after missing Sunday's win over the Colts, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reports.

    It looks like the reserve cornerback will be able to return for Week 15 when the Bills take on the Dolphins in a crucial game for both teams. Johnson will help the Buffalo defense deal with some of Miami's three-wide sets.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Won't play Sunday

    Johnson (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts.

    Johnson was limited in practice each day this week after injuring his knee against New England last Sunday. Now that he's been ruled out, look for Lafayette Pitts to take over as the team's No. 3 cornerback.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Wears questionable tag

    Johnson (knee) was limited all week in practice and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts.

    The limited practices all week bode well for Johnson's chances of gearing up Sunday. As the No. 3 corner, Johnson may not have many chances to make plays in Week 14 against the Colts, who rank 27th in the league in pass attempts.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Limited appearance Wednesday

    Johnson (knee) was listed as a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.

    This signifies the injury Johnson suffered in Sunday's loss to the Patriots isn't too severe. Johnson is only the Bills' No. 3 cornerback, but his presence would take on added importance Week 14 against the Colts if starter Tre'Davious White can't make it back from a concussion.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Injures knee against Patriots

    Johnson injured his knee in Week 13's matchup against the Patriots.

    Lafayette Pitts replaced Johnson as the Bills' slot cornerback after Johnson was able to leave the field under his own power, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports. Buffalo is suddenly thin in the secondary with injuries to Johnson and cornerback Tre'Davious White, who took a shot to the head from Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in the fourth quarter and is now in the concussion protocol.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Gearing up Sunday

    Johnson (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

    Johnson will continue in a reserve role since E.J. Gaines (shoulder) is also active Sunday. However, he's logged over 45 defensive snaps four times this season, bringing him near fantasy relevance.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Full practice Friday

    Johnson (hamstring) practiced fully for the second straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

    Johnson seems likely to play, but with E.J. Gaines (groin) also probable, it means Johnson will continue to serve in a reserve role.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Healthy again

    Johnson (hamstring) was a full practice participant Thursday after practicing on a limited basis Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    It looks like the Bills will have a full secondary again after being depleted in the Week 5 loss to the Bengals, during which Johnson originally injured his hamstring before the team's Week 6 bye.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Exits with hamstring injury

    Johnson is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bengals after sustaining a hamstring injury, Joe Buscaglia of 7 ABC Buffalo reports.

    The Bills are already short on cornerback depth with E.J. Gaines (groin) inactive, so if Johnson is unable to return, Tre'Davious White, Shareece Wright, and Greg Mabin would be the team's only available options at the position.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Leaves Sunday's game

    Johnson (hamstring) didn't return to Sunday's game against the Bengals, Joe Buscaglia of 7 ABC Buffalo reports.

    Johnson was initially considered questionable to return after exiting with the injury, but was ruled out after halftime. Shareece Wright saw an increased workload at cornerback in Johnson's stead.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Active Week 2

    Johnson (quadriceps) will play in Sunday's game against the Panthers.

    Johnson's questionable status was likely precautionary since it was reported Friday that he was expected to play. He isn't expected to be limited and should see his normal role as a backup corner.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Questionable for Sunday

    Johnson (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

    It was reported Thursday that Johnson would be ready for Sunday's contest, so the questionable tag is likely just a precautionary measure. Johnson played 46 snaps and made six tackles as a reserve cornerback in Week 1.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Will be ready Sunday

    Johnson (quadriceps) will be ready for Sunday's game after being limited in Thursday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    Johnson proved in Week 1 that he fit into head coach Sean McDermott's scheme, having played 46 snaps and making six tackles (three solo). He still slots into the No. 3 cornerback role, so it's tough to say he'll be a serious fantasy contributor.

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  • Bills' Leonard Johnson: Quad injury surfaces

    Johnson was limited during Thursday's practice due to a quad injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

    Johnson was able to practice to some degree, so that lends hope to the idea of him being able to face his former teammates Sunday in Carolina.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 194 lbs
Birthplace: Clearwater, FL, USA
Age: 33
School: Iowa State
Experience: 7