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Eric Johnson

34-Year-Old Tight End – Free Agent

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HT: 6'03    WT: 256   DOB: 9/15/1979  College: Yale University  Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Saints in July of 2008.

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Johnson (ankle) was released by the Saints on Friday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Eric Johnson NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 27 14 48 378 2 63 7.9 6.0 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Eric Johnson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2007 27 14 3.6 7.0 5.3 3 27 10 - - 0 0 0 - -

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Eric Johnson 2013 Game Log
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Eric Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Johnson (ankle) will miss at least the first few days of camp, the Times-Picayune reports.

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Johnson appears destined for a lesser role, now that the Saints have acquired Jeremy Shockey.

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Johnson (ankle) sat out workouts during Friday's minicamp practice, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Johnson signed a one-year contract with the Saints on Monday.

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Johnson finished the 2007 season with 48 catches for 378 yards and two touchdowns.

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Johnson (groin) practiced fully Wednesday and does not appear on the Saints' Week 17 injury report.

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Johnson (groin) is inactive for Sundayís game against the Eagles.

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Johnson (groin) did not practice on Friday and is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Eagles, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Johnson (groin) did not practice Thursday.

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Johnson (groin) was limited during Wednesday's practice, according to the Saints' injury report.

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Johnson (groin) will not play against the Cards on Sunday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Eric Johnson.

2008

The Saints looked for improved play from their tight end position in 2007 and turned to Johnson, a free agent who caught 82 passes for the 49ers in 2004. New Orleans increased its use of the tight end last year, but not enough to make Johnson a must-get at the position. New Orleans' tight ends caught just four touchdowns last season and are next to last in the league, having caught just 6.3 percent of team's receiving touchdowns in the last three years. At this point, the offseason talk of New Orleans' interest in acquiring Jeremy Shockey should scare you away from Johnson.

2007

Johnson comes to a team that used a committee of tight ends, none of which has Johnsonís pass-catching ability (82 catches in 2004). Itís a position that coach Sean Payton plans to use more in 2007 Ė the five-man committee was targeted in the red zone just 12 times last year. With Johnson and the selection of WR Robert Meachem in the first round, the Saints are looking to give Drew Brees more options in the passing game.

2006

Without Johnson in 2005, the 49ers got painfully little from the tight end position (20 catches and 158 yards). Johnson missed last season with a foot injury after setting a franchise record for tight ends with 82 receptions in 2004. The selection of Vernon Davis in the first round was an eye opener for Johnson, but itís possible they will be the two of the three best targets for QB Alex Smith. Davis will be split out wide, too, and both he and Johnson are expected to be on the field at the same time.

2005

Johnson returned in 2004 after missing all of 2003 and posted career highs in everything except touchdowns. The low touchdown total is understandable given San Francisco ranked 30th in points scored, but the catches and receiving yards (82-825) were a pleasant surprise. After a strong start, Johnson tailed off toward seasonís end. In five of the last seven games, he finished with less than 30 yards, largely because defenses double-teamed him, recognizing he was the teamís only credible receiving threat. The offense figures to stagger again this season, whether led by incumbent Tim Rattay (coming off foot injury) or rookie Alex Smith, but Johnson figures to remain a decent fantasy option.

2004

Despite missing all of last season with a collarbone injury, Johnson was signed to a three-year deal in the offseason and will start at tight end for the 49ers. In two seasons, Johnson has 76 receptions for 683 yards with three touchdowns. There is a degree of uncertainty on the offense with a new quarterback (Tim Rattay) and the departure of WRs Terrell Owens and Tai Streets.

2003

Bothered by a back injury that limited him to just 10 starts in 2002, Johnson hit the three-catches-per-game standard for a valuable fantasy tight end, catching 36 passes for 321 yards with no scores in 12 games. However, Johnson caught 29 passes in the final three games of the regular season and two playoff games, gaining more than 60 yards in three of those. The 49ers are a good offensive team, and Johnson will certainly increase his numbers if healthy. If the 49ers open up the offense and throw the ball deep this year as desired by coach Dennis Erickson, Johnson would be the beneficiary of the opened middle of the field.