D. J. Johnson (cornerback, born 1985)

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Domonique Johnson
Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1985-11-07) November 7, 1985 (age 32)
Texas City, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: La Marque (TX)
College: Jackson State
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles: 18
Sacks: 0
Forced Fumbles: 0
Fumble recoveries: 0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Domonique Johnson (born November 7, 1985) is an American football cornerback who is currently a member of the Edmonton Eskimos. He was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Jackson State University. Prior to transferring to Jackson State, he played at the University of Missouri.

He has also been a member of the New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, and Detroit Lions.

Professional career[edit]

2009 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
197 lb
(89 kg)
4.58 s 1.50 s 2.59 s 4.37 s 7.02 s 32.0 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
7 reps
All values from NFL Combine[1][2]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Johnson signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2009. The Broncos waived him, but he was signed to the team's practice squad on September 6.

New York Giants[edit]

The New York Giants signed Johnson off the Broncos' practice squad on November 11, 2009. He made his NFL debut in Week 15 against the Washington Redskins, where he recorded two tackles. He played a total of 3 games his rookie season, recording six combined tackles.

He was re-signed by the Giants on April 16, 2010. He played seven games for the Giants before being released on November 20.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On November 24, 2010, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Johnson. He was promoted to the team's active roster on December 8.

He was released by the Buccaneers on September 5, 2011 for final roster cuts before the start of the 2011 season.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Johnson was signed to the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad on September 7, 2011.

Washington Redskins[edit]

The Washington Redskins signed him off of the Vikings' practice squad on November 8, 2011.[3] He was released on November 29 by the Redskins.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Johnson was signed to the practice squad of the Philadelphia Eagles on December 2. At the conclusion of the 2011 season, his practice squad contract expired and he became a free agent. He was re-signed to the active roster on January 2, 2012.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On July 22, 2012, the Eagles traded Johnson to the Indianapolis Colts for defensive tackle Ollie Ogbu.

The Colts waived him on September 1, 2012, but signed to the team's practice squad the next day. He was waived by the team on October 1.

Second Stint with Redskins[edit]

Johnson re-joined the Redskins on October 23, 2012 after the team signed him to the practice squad.[4] He was activated from Redskins' practice squad on November 6.[5] He was placed on the injured reserve list on January 4, 2013 after spraining a ligament in his left knee in the last regular season game against the Dallas Cowboys[6][7]

The Redskins released Johnson on February 4.[8][9]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Johnson was signed to the Detroit Lions on February 6, 2013.[10] On August 23, 2013, he was cut by the Lions.[11]


  1. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  2. ^ NFL Draft Scout
  3. ^ Fitzgerald, Gary (November 8, 2011). "Redskins Sign Balmer, Anderson, Johnson". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  4. ^ Tinsman, Brian (October 23, 2012). "Redskins Sign Williams, Release Grant". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  5. ^ Tinsman, Brian (November 6, 2012). "Redskins Activate Sundberg, Clear Brown". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  6. ^ Boyer, Zac (January 4, 2013). "Cedric Griffin Activated, D.J. Johnson Placed On IR, Kory Lichtensteiger Uncertain". Fredericksburg.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-24. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 
  7. ^ Svrluga, Barry (January 4, 2013). "Redskins activate CB Cedric Griffin". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  8. ^ Boyer, Zac (February 6, 2013). "Redskins Waive D.J. Johnson". Fredericksburg.com. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 
  9. ^ Carroll, Chuck (February 6, 2013). "Redskins Cut Cornerback D.J. Johnson". Washington.CBSLocal.com. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  10. ^ "Detroit Lions sign journeyman cornerback Domonique Johnson". DetroitLions.com. February 6, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  11. ^ Rogers, Justin (August 23, 2013). "Detroit Lions begin to pare down roster, cutting five, including WR Chaz Schilens". MLive.com. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 

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