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Giants | R. Johnson released

Tue, 29 Aug 2006 14:44:48 -0700

Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports the New York Giants have released QB Rob Johnson.

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Giants | R. Johnson might be released from team

Sun, 27 Aug 2006 13:50:21 -0700

Mike Garafolo, of the Newark Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants QB Rob Johnson was not seen in the team's locker room Sunday, Aug. 27, and might have been released by the team.

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Giants | Team still has competition for backup quarterback job

Mon, 21 Aug 2006 01:07:19 -0700

Arthur Staple, of Newsday, reports New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said the competition for the backup quarterback job. QBs Tim Hasselbeck, Rob Johnson and Jared Lorenzen are all competing for the position.

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Giants | R. Johnson more pleased with performance after seeing film

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 10:02:22 -0700

The New York Times reports New York Giants QB Rob Johnson, who is fighting for the backup job with QBs Jared Lorenzen and Tim Hasselbeck, said he was slightly more pleased with his performance in Thursday night's game, Aug. 17, against the Kansas City Chiefs after watching the game film.

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Giants | R. Johnson makes his return

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 20:08:38 -0700

The Associated Press reports New York Giants backup QB Rob Johnson replaced QB Eli Manning midway through the second quarter of the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 17, and played five series, completing 7 of 14 passes for 62 yards.

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Giants | Johnson played with injured throwing elbow

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 19:41:02 -0700

John Altavilla, of The Hartford Courant, reports New York Giants QB Rob Johnson (elbow) played with his injured right throwing elbow Dec. 22, 2003, when he was with the Oakland Raiders. Johnson was called in to replace QB Rick Mirer in the third quarter. Johnson said, "I knew there was a problem long before my last game with the Raiders. Coach [Bill] Callahan knew. They weren't even letting me practice during the week, but he still let me be the backup. I just couldn't get a grip on the ball. I could deal with the pain, but I couldn't pump gas. It hurt to even shake people's hands." Johnson will play in his first game since then Thursday, Aug. 17. The game could decide Johnson's future in the NFL and he added, "It's huge. It always comes down to how you play in the game. Practice is big, but there's always good practice players who don't make the jump in games and the coaches want to see performance. That's what I'm looking forward to doing. Every time you go out there and put yourself on tape you're trying out not only for the Giants but everyone else."

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Giants | R. Johnson will work with No. 2 unit

Mon, 14 Aug 2006 19:54:28 -0700

Arthur Staple, of Newsday, reports New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said QB Rob Johnson (elbow) will work with the No. 2 unit Thursday, Aug. 17.

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Giants | QB rotation set for preseason game

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 20:19:12 -0700

John Branch, of the New York Times, reports New York Giants QB Eli Manning will be relieved by QB Tim Hasselbeck, then QB Jared Lorenzen, in Friday's preseason game Aug. 11. QB Rob Johnson is not likely to play until the second preseason game.

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Giants | R. Johnson will not play in preseason opener

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 20:07:37 -0700

Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants QB Rob Johnson (elbow) will not play in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 11.

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Giants | R. Johnson suffering from sore shoulder

Mon, 07 Aug 2006 06:51:54 -0700

Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants QB Rob Johnson's shoulder has been getting sore. Johnson is returning from taking two years off from football and his arm is still getting readjusted to the rigors of football. "It will be stronger once we go back to one-a-days," Johnson said. "It's pretty worn down, but it'll be fine."

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Giants | Coughlin comments on Johnson

Fri, 04 Aug 2006 10:28:58 -0700

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said QB Rob Johnson has done some "good things" during training camp. He's in competition for the team's backup quarterback position.

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Giants | Backup QB battle continues

Sun, 30 Jul 2006 08:12:44 -0700

Vinny DiTrani, of the Bergen Record, reports QBs Tim Hasselbeck, Rob Johnson and Jared Lorenzen are battling for the two backup spots with the New York Giants. So far Johnson has been the least impressive passer, but he's still not totally recovered from Tommy John surgery 1 1/2 years ago.

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Giants | R. Johnson tests elbow

Sun, 30 Jul 2006 00:09:51 -0700

The Associated Press reports New York Giants QB Rob Johnson claims he can make all the throws 18 months after undergoing elbow surgery. Johnson added, "It's more in warmups, you kind of get a weird thought every once in a while, a fear that it might hurt. It doesn't hurt anymore, but it hurt for two years. You have to get rid of that. When you are in a 7-on-7, it's easier." His throws aren't as crisp as they were earlier in his career, but he has been throwing more lately than he has over the past year. Johnson added, "It gets sore. I am not going to lie. I got used to throwing three or four times a week and I'm doing that in a 24-hour period. It's tough for everyone."

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Giants | R. Johnson the favorite to be No. 2 QB?

Sun, 23 Jul 2006 19:33:28 -0700

Ralph Vacchiano, writing for the Sporting News, reports New York Giants QB Rob Johnson seems to the favorite to win the No. 2 quarterback job. In fact, it may be his job to lose. Head coach Tom Coughlin believes Johnson is more talented than QB Tim Hasselbeck. The only question is how much Johnson still has left in his arm.

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Giants | T. Hasselbeck could be odd man out

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 08:38:41 -0700

Sports Xchange reports New York Giants QB Tim Hasselbeck could be the odd man out with the team. QB Rob Johnson is bigger and more experienced than Hasselbeck and QB Jared Lorenzen has showed marked improvement during spring workouts and the minicamp.

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Giants | Gilbride discusses R. Johnson

Thu, 22 Jun 2006 17:20:45 -0700

Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants quarterbacks coach Kevin Gilbride was asked about QB Rob Johnson and he replied: "For the little time he's been here, he's remembered some of the stuff from the Jacksonville days, a little bit of material. I think he's a fairly quick study. Really the challenge for us is the projection. You're trying to project where he will be at the end of training camp with his arm strength. I think he knows where to go, I know he's an accurate passer, no question about that. He'll run the team well, he'll work hard, those things I think we all know. (The question is) does he have the arm strength to make the throws that are going to have to be made? I don't know. That's our challenge; I don't have an easy answer or a solution to it."

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Giants | R. Johnson looking to strengthen arm

Fri, 16 Jun 2006 20:15:44 -0700

Marek Fuchs, of the New York Times, reports New York Giants QB Rob Johnson (elbow) completed the New York Giants minicamp Friday, June 16. Johnson, coming off Tommy John surgery, said, "The arm held up fine; I didn't miss a practice. I thought it would be a lot sorer than it is. It's not that bad." Quarterbacks coach Kvin Gilbride said Johnson threw the ball well, but did not have consistent arm strength. Johnson said he would use the summer weeks until training camp to strengthen his arm.

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Giants | R. Johnson not limited in minicamp

Thu, 15 Jun 2006 11:39:29 -0700

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said QB Rob Johnson (elbow) is not limited during the team's minicamp. When asked why it seemed like Johnson was not throwing, Coughlin said, "Well, you have five guys playing a four-man rotation. So I'm sure it appears that way. But that is just a part of trying to juggle this thing around and make sure everybody gets a good look and they all get individual time. Whenever we go one-on-one, they all get the same amount. It is just in the snaps we have to kind of find a way to get everybody the work without, obviously, taking away from Eli or the competitiveness of number two." Coughlin did not say if the team will carry all five quarterbacks to training camp.

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Giants | R. Johnson limited in team drills

Thu, 15 Jun 2006 05:27:19 -0700

Paul Schwartz, of the New York Post, reports New York Giants QB Rob Johnson (elbow), recovering from elbow surgery, did not work much in the team drills Wednesday, June 14, but he did uncork a deep pass hauled in by WR Tim Carter.

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Giants | R. Johnson sacked once every 6.76 pass plays

Sun, 04 Jun 2006 09:29:49 -0700

Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports New York Giants QB Rob Johnson has been sacked 140 times in 946 dropbacks, a rate of one sack for every 6.76 pass plays. Stats Inc., reports that's No. 1 since 1969 and is ahead of former NFL QB Bobby Douglass, who was sacked once every 7.5 dropbacks, and former NFL QB Steve Fuller, who was sacked once every 8.0 dropbacks.

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Giants | R. Johnson excited to be back

Wed, 31 May 2006 21:19:53 -0700

Paul Schwartz, of the New York Post, reports New York Giants QB Rob Johnson is excited to be back in the NFL after being away from the game for two years. Two years is how long Johnson wondered if the ulnar collateral ligament operation to his right elbow, better known as Tommy John surgery, would ever allow him to again fire the ball up to NFL standards. Johnson is hoping he's healthy enough to assume the backup quarterback role behind starting QB Eli Manning. "If I get back to where I was throwing the ball there's no question I'll make the team," Johnson said. The Giants saw enough in a private workout to believe Johnson will be ready to roll by training camp in late July. "If the team needs me to win a couple of games, that'll be great," Johnson said. "If not, I'm just here to give Eli some support. My dad's a football coach, I understand team. I've started a few years but predominately I've been a backup, so I'm very comfortable. I'm not a problem in the locker room."

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Giants | Contract update: R. Johnson

Wed, 31 May 2006 20:22:35 -0700

New York Giants QB Rob Johnson's one-year contract with the Giants contained a base salary of $710,000.

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Giants | R. Johnson signed

Fri, 26 May 2006 13:31:32 -0700

Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports the New York Giants have officially signed QB Rob Johnson (Raiders). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Raiders | Mirer To Start Week 17

Tue, 23 Dec 2003 15:44:44 -0800

Oakland Raiders QB Rick Mirer will start the Sunday, Dec. 28, game against the San Diego Chargers. Mirer was placed by QB Rob Johnson in the second half of the Monday, Dec. 22, game against the Green Bay Packers as head coach Bill Callahan looked for a spark.

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Raiders | Mirer to Lead the Charge

Wed, 12 Nov 2003 20:54:50 -0800

With Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (shoulder) being placed on injured reserve, the Raiders will turn to QB Rick Mirer, who started in Week 10, to lead the offense the remainder of the season. He'll be backed up by QBs Rob Johnson and Tee Martin.

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Raiders | Week 10 Inactives

Sun, 09 Nov 2003 12:17:47 -0800

The Oakland Raiders have declared DL Dana Stubblefield, WR Doug Gabriel, OG Frank Middleton, DL John Parrella, C Matt Stinchcomb, QB Rich Gannon, QB Rob Johnson, DL Sam Williams inactive for Week 10.

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Raiders | No Decision Yet On Backup QB

Thu, 06 Nov 2003 20:08:00 -0800

Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan has yet to decide on the team's backup quarterback for the Sunday, Nov. 9, game against the New York Jets. Either QBs Tee Martin or Rob Johnson will backup starting QB Rick Mirer.

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Raiders | R. Johnson Signed

Tue, 04 Nov 2003 20:29:23 -0800

The Oakland Raiders have signed QB Rob Johnson (Redskins), who dressed for two games with the Washington Redskins this season before being waived.

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Buccaneers | Johnson Attends Practice

Thu, 30 Oct 2003 11:05:04 -0800

The St. Petersburg Times reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought free agent QB Rob Johnson in for a practice on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Head coach Jon Gruden hinted that the team is considering signing him. "He's available and we want to make sure that we all understand there are nine games to go and you can never have enough guys who know your stuff. We're still mad at Rob that he left us. We'll see what happens." Johnson was the Bucs' backup quarterback last season. "Although maybe it wasn't statistically as smooth as we had hoped," Gruden said, "he was 2-0 as a starter and he's the first Bucs quarterback to win a game in sub-30 weather and he was the backup quarterback on a world championship team."

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Redskins | R. Johnson Released

Wed, 22 Oct 2003 18:21:25 -0700

Mark Zuckerman, of the Washington Times, reports the Washington Redskins have released QB Rob Johnson.

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Redskins | Team Keeping Only Two QB's

Sun, 31 Aug 2003 09:01:57 -0700

The Associated Press reports in a surprising move that relied on Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder's tie-breaking vote, the Redskins cut QBs Danny Wuerffel and Gibran Hamdan on Saturday, Aug. 30. The cuts mean Redskins head coach Steve Spurrier will start the season with just QBs Patrick Ramsey and Rob Johnson available at quarterback. "Right now we're planning on dressing out two and hoping and praying that Patrick doesn't get hurt or both of them don't get hurt," Spurrier said.

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Redskins | Wuerffel The Top Backup?

Sat, 30 Aug 2003 09:28:49 -0700

Jody Foldesy, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins QB Danny Wuerffel may have earned the backup quarterback position ahead of QB Rob Johnson due to his pre-season performances. Wuerffel drew praise from head coach Steve Spurrier after the pre-season finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars. "He had a lot of good plays," Spurrier said. "He had a few he could have thrown a little straighter, I thought, especially the one to Zeron [Flemister]. He just let that one get away from him. He's very capable of throwing the ball a lot better than that one."

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Redskins | Johnson Adapting To Scheme

Thu, 21 Aug 2003 13:19:04 -0700

Paul Woody, of the Richmond-Times Dispatch, reports for the Sporting News that Washington Redskins QB Rob Johnson is showing gradual progress as he adapts to Steve Spurrier's offense. The Redskins offense calls for the quarterback to look deep first and find the open areas of the field instead of simply finding the first open receiver.

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Redskins | Wuerffel Will Battle For Backup Position

Tue, 05 Aug 2003 07:29:52 -0700

Updating previous reports, Jody Foldesy, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins QB Danny Wuerffel was brought back to battle QB Rob Johnson for the No. 2 QB position.

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Redskins | Johnson Challenging For No. 2 QB Spot

Mon, 04 Aug 2003 13:11:59 -0700

Emily Badger, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins QB Rob Johnson will challenge for the No. 2 quarterback spot.

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Redskins | Johnson Looks Sharp In Practice

Mon, 04 Aug 2003 13:04:02 -0700

Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins QB Rob Johnson looked sharp during Monday, August 4, morning practice.

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Redskins | R. Johnson Sees QB Competition

Thu, 27 Mar 2003 11:58:33 -0800

Jody Foldesy, of the Washington Times, reports QB Rob Johnson believes the Washington Redskins starting job is a "competitive" situation, even though coach Steve Spurrier has declared Patrick Ramsey as the starter. Johnson said he will be supportive of Ramsey as a backup.

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Redskins | R. Johnson Signing Official

Tue, 11 Mar 2003 18:25:23 -0800

Redskins.com reports the Washington Redskins announced they have officially signed QB Rob Johnson. Official terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Redskins | Contract Terms: R. Johnson

Mon, 03 Mar 2003 01:03:55 -0800

Updating previous reports, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports QB Rob Johnson's new deal with the Washington Redskins is expected to be a two- or three-year contract worth about $1 million annually.

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Redskins | R. Johnson Agrees to Terms

Sun, 02 Mar 2003 18:53:18 -0800

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Washington Redskins have reached a contract agreement with free agent QB Rob Johnson (Buccaneers).

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Cowboys | Also After R. Johnson

Sat, 01 Mar 2003 19:01:05 -0800

The Washington Post reports sources said the Dallas Cowboys are also pursuing free agent QB Rob Johnson (Buccaneers). They can offer him a better opportunity to play then the Washington Redskins can.

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Redskins | Now After R. Johnson

Sat, 01 Mar 2003 18:59:46 -0800

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins are now attempting to sign free agent QB Rob Johnson (Buccaneers). Johnson is the Redskins top choice to back up starting QB Patrick Ramsey next season, sources said. According to sources, team officials have spoken to the representatives for free agent QB Jake Delhomme (Saints), but they are more interested in Johnson.

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Buccaneers | Can't Keep Them All

Sun, 09 Feb 2003 10:22:42 -0800

The Tampa Tribune reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not likely to be able to re-sign all of their unrestricted free agents for next season. QBs Rob Johnson and Shaun King are both likely to garner some interest from other teams, and the Buccaneers might not be able to match the offers they receive. General manager Rich McKay also said the team probably isn't going to be able to keep all three of their defensive starters who are unrestricted free agents: FS Dexter Jackson and LBs Shelton Quarles and Al Singleton.

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Buccaneers | Looking Ahead

Mon, 27 Jan 2003 18:28:53 -0800

Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have $76.696 million in salary cap room already committed next season. That figure could be a bit higher, because of bonuses earned in 2002 that will count against next year's cap, and some so-called "escalators" that might be in contracts. The projected cap limit for 2003 is about $75 million. Tampa Bay only $4.97 million in "dead money," salary cap space accounted for by players no longer with the team. One plus, relatively speaking, is that Tampa Bay won't have to invest cap room in a first-round draft choice. The Bucs have only one quarterback, starter Brad Johnson, under contract for next year, with both Rob Johnson and Shaun King only about four weeks removed from free agency.

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Buccaneers | Looks Like Rob

Sat, 28 Dec 2002 00:45:47 -0800

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Rob Johnson is expected to make his second start of the season this Sunday night in place of injured QB Brad Johnson (back).

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Buccaneers | R. Johnson Continues Working with First Team

Thu, 26 Dec 2002 20:57:06 -0800

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Rob Johnson took the first-team snaps again on Thursday. He's likely to get the starting nod in week seventeen.

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Buccaneers | R. Johnson Moves Back to No. 2

Wed, 25 Dec 2002 23:03:52 -0800

Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Rob Johnson has returned to the No. 2 role at the quarterback position and would get the starting nod this weekend if Brad Johnson (back) is unable to play. Last week the team went with Shaun King as their starter but they were not pleased with how he did on the field.

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Buccaneers | Johnson Sits Again

Thu, 19 Dec 2002 16:56:27 -0800

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Brad Johnson (back) missed practice again Thursday. "Brad Johnson wasn't able to do anything today," said Head Coach Jon Gruden. "Shaun King took just about all the snaps and Rob Johnson took a few. We'll see where he (B. Johnson) is tomorrow, but nothing really has changed since yesterday."

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Buccaneers | Week 15 Inactives

Sun, 15 Dec 2002 09:41:39 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared S John Lynch, T Dan Goodspeed, WR Charles Lee, WR Reggie Barlow, TE Casey Crawford, DT DeVone Claybrooks and DE Ellis Wyms inactive for week fifteen. QB Rob Johnson is the team's third quarterback.

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Buccaneers | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 08 Dec 2002 09:36:52 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared CB Tim Wansley, T Dan Goodspeed, WR Charles Lee, WR Reggie Barlow, TE Casey Crawford, DT DeVone Claybrooks and DE Ellis Wyms inactive for week fourteen. QB Rob Johnson is the team's third QB.

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