In 2014, receiver Charles Johnson went from the practice squad in Cleveland to a key part of the passing game in Minnesota. Last year, Johnson was MIA for most of the season.
Now, Johnson is making a good impression as he tries to re-establish himself.
“That’s what I do, I catch footballs,’’ Johnson said over the weekend, via Chris Thomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “It’s no surprise to me, it shouldn’t be a surprise to others. If it’s a surprise to you, that’s fine.’’
It’s not a surprise to offensive coordinator Norv Turner.
“He’s healthy, No. 1,’’ Turner said. “He had a rib issue that was a real issue, and unfortunately, in this league, when you miss some time and a guy steps in like [Stefon] Diggs did, then your opportunities are limited.”
With Diggs quickly becoming the real deal and Laquon Treadwell arriving via round one, it won’t be much easier for Johnson to get on the field and to get the ball in his hands.