James Johnson (running back)

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This article is about the Minnesota Vikings running back. For the former Miami Dolphins running back, see J. J. Johnson (running back).
James Johnson
No. 39, 41     Free Agent
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-09-06) September 6, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Kansas State
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2008 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Last played in 2008 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Carries 9
Rushing Yards 29
Touchdowns 0
Stats at NFL.com

James Johnson (born September 6, 1984 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American football running back. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Kansas State.

Johnson was also a member of the Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Professional career[edit]

First stint with Bengals[edit]

Johnson was promoted from the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad late in the 2008 season. He saw action in the last two games of the season, carrying the ball nine times for 29 yards. He also caught six passes for 47 yards.

He spent the 2009 season on the practice squad.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On January 22, 2010, Johnson signed a future contract with the Minnesota Vikings after his practice squad contract expired at season's end. He was waived on June 14.[1]

Second stint with Bengals[edit]

On Tuesday August 10, 2010 he was again signed by the Cincinnati Bengals in the wake of injuries to running backs Brian Leonard and Cordera Eason-(C.E. subsequently released on waivers).

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On September 6, 2010, he was signed by the Green Bay Packers to their Practice Squad.[2]

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