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Top Jakob Johnson News

  • Raiders' Jakob Johnson: Returning to Vegas

    Johnson agreed Tuesday with the Raiders on a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Johnson joined the Raiders in 2022 after spending his first three seasons with the Patriots, as he followed head coach Josh McDaniels to Las Vegas. He was a reliable option for the team when it used fullback sets, and he suited up for all 17 games. However, he was not very fantasy relevant, recording just 10 receiving yards on two receptions. The 28-year-old projects to see a similar role in 2023.

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  • Raiders' Jakob Johnson: Catches first pass of game

    Johnson caught his only target for no gain in Sunday's 22-16 overtime win over the Broncos.

    Johnson caught quarterback Derek Carr's first pass of the game, but the former was otherwise used primarily as a blocker while logging 22 offensive snaps. Through the Raiders' first 10 contests, Johnson has yet to record a single carry and he's totaled only three receptions for six yards.

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  • Raiders' Jakob Johnson: Handling blocking role

    Johnson played 20 of the Raiders' 70 snaps on offense (29 percent) but didn't log a target or carry in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Colts.

    The 20 snaps were Johnson's most since Week 5, but as per usual, the Raiders didn't utilize him as anything more than a blocker. Johnson has just two receptions on the season and has yet to carry the ball in 46 career regular-season appearances.

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  • Raiders' Jakob Johnson: One reception in Raiders debut

    Johnson caught his only target for one yard in Sunday's 24-19 loss to the Chargers.

    Johnson earned just one touch in eight offensive snaps during his Raiders debut, though he also appeared on special teams. The fullback doesn't figure to gain much fantasy relevance with Josh Jacobs handling a bulk of the carries out of the backfield while Brandon Bolden (hamstring) and Ameer Abdullah split passing-down work.

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  • Raiders' Jakob Johnson: Inks deal with Raiders

    Johnson signed a one-year contract with the Raiders on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    The Raiders opted not to extend fullback Alec Ingold a contract last week, and Johnson is set to replace him for the Raiders. He primarily served as a blocker for the Patriots in 2021 and had four receptions for 43 yards in 17 games.

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  • Jakob Johnson: Set to become free agent

    The Patriots will not be tendering Johnson, who will become a free agent when the new league year begins March 16, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Johnson is one of the best fullbacks in the league and is expected to have a market for his services. However, he isn't worthy of fantasy consideration, as he's totaled just 13 catches for 83 yards and one touchdown over three seasons with New England.

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  • Patriots' Jakob Johnson: Given roster exemption

    Johnson has received a roster exemption as part of the International Pathway Program, Mike Reiss of reports.

    Johnson thus won't count against the offseason 90-man roster, making it substantially easier for him to stick with the Patriots and continue to develop. He's looking to suit up at fullback for a third straight season with the team.

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  • Patriots' Jakob Johnson: Signs deal with Patriots

    The Patriots signed Johnson to a one-year contract Thursday, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Johnson will stay in New England to continue his fullback role for his third consecutive season. The 26-year-old had an increased catching role in his 2020 campaign, securing eight receptions for 35 yards and one touchdown through 16 games. While the fullback has yet to log any carries, expect Johnson to assume his usual blocking role for the team in 2021.

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  • Patriots' Jakob Johnson: Active for TNF

    Johnson (knee) will suit up in Thursday's game against the Rams.

    Johnson was limited during the week of practice with the knee issue, but as evidenced by this news, it wasn't serious enough to force him to miss time. Johnson will likely assume his usual blocking role for the contest, as he's hauled in just eight targets for 35 yards and a touchdown this season while not logging any carries to date.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 255 lbs
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Age: 28
School: Tennessee
Experience: 5