Johnson was a seventh round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014 but only averaged three yards per carry his rookie year and was released in September of 2015. From there, he bounced around getting workouts with several other teams before being signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Apr. 25. Because of his playing time in Jacksonville, Johnson wasn’t practice squad eligible. When he failed to impress in the final preseason game of the year with Tampa (two carries, -5 rushing yards, lost fumble) he was released.
The Packers haven’t signed Johnson to a contract, but if they did, it wouldn’t be the first move Green Bay made at the position. Brandon Burks was among those cut ahead of the 53-man roster deadline before the Packers picked up former Viking Jhurell Pressley.