Josh Johnson signs for third stint with Ravens

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The well-traveled quarterback Josh Johnson is on the way to Baltimore. Again.

Johnson is signing with the Ravens, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. It’s his third stint with Baltimore.

The 37-year-old Johnson was a fifth-round draft pick of the Buccaneers in 2008 and has also played with the 49ers, Sacramento Mountain Cats of the UFL, Browns, Bengals, 49ers again, Bengals again, Jets, Colts, Bills, Ravens, Giants, Texans, Raiders, Washington, San Diego Fleet of the AAF, Lions, Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL, 49ers a third time, Jets again, Ravens again, Broncos, 49ers a fourth time and now Ravens a third time.

Johnson has started nine games in his NFL career, and the teams he played for have gone 1-8 in those games. No one is going to mistake him for a quality NFL starter, but he’s the kind of veteran backup teams like having in their meeting rooms and practice field.

In Baltimore he’ll compete with Tyler Huntley, Anthony Brown and Nolan Henderson for a backup spot behind Lamar Jackson.

17 responses to “Josh Johnson signs for third stint with Ravens

  1. Josh Johnson gets passed around from team to team like a joint at a Dave Matthews concert.

  2. This is a “camp arm” or also for OTAs. Does it mean the Ravens are expecting LJ not to show up for OTAs?

  3. I guess he has a good attitude, but he’s bad, even for a backup. You have no chance of winning with him at QB. I wouldn’t even use him in mop-up duty.

  4. Being on that many different teams actually says a lot about Josh Johnson. Roster spots don’t come easy, especially for older QB’s. Certainly a unique body of work, but not one to be ashamed of.

  5. He has zero chance of making the team, but he knows the system and can effectively run the offense during training camp. Camp arm who will be cut early.

  6. Doesn’t really matter who the back up is. If Lamar goes down the season is over.

  7. Why?

    Even if he’s a “camp arm,” wouldn’t you rather sign somebody who might actually surprise you with previously unproven talent?

    Who does this guy have photos of?

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