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Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:42:39 -0700
Updating previous reports, Barry Jackson, of The Miami Herald, reports former NFL WR Keyshawn Johnson is still seriously considering a comeback to the NFL. However, Johnson's possible comeback did not come up in a conversation with Miami Dolphins director of football operations Bill Parcells last month.
Tue, 19 Feb 2008 17:58:12 -0800
Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports free agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers), who did not play in the 2007 season, has received no offers from his former head coach Bill Parcells to play for the Miami Dolphins. Johnson said he remains in contact with Parcells, who is now in the front office for the Dolphins, about whether or not to return to football, but Parcells has not asked Johnson to play for him in Miami.
Sun, 06 Jan 2008 13:34:36 -0800
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports ESPN analyst and free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers) has contacted Miami Dolphins vice president of football operations Bill Parcells about returning as either a player or in a front office capacity, according to sources.
Thu, 03 Jan 2008 13:30:15 -0800
Jeff Darlington, of The Miami Herald, reports former WR Keyshawn Johnson has not ruled out the possibility of making a comeback to play with the Miami Dolphins. Johnson is close friends with vice president of football operations Bill Parcells. Johnson's agent, Jerome Stanley, said Johnson is happy with his job at ESPN but mentioned if Parcells thought Johnson could be an impact then it might be enough to lure him out of retirement.
Sun, 27 May 2007 09:10:19 -0700
The Titans Radio Network reports Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young is confident in his receivers and said they have played well enough through the first month of minicamps. He also said WR Keyshawn Johnson's (Panthers) decision to retire instead of playing with Tennessee did not discourage him. "I feel like [the guys we have] are going to be alright, it's just everyone else that is doubting them. That's the good part about it. It keeps motivating those guys to show that they can do this or that. We don't need [Keyshawn Johnson] to come in to make us better. The young guys are going good. I'm proud of them," Young said.
Thu, 24 May 2007 10:39:27 -0700
Jim Wyatt, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports the agent for retired WR Keyshawn Johnson said the Tennessee Titans offered Johnson a two-year deal worth between $7 million and $8 million "with a substantial portion guaranteed.'' Johnson told head coach Jeff Fisher he was "very close" to signing with the Titans but decided to retire.
Wed, 23 May 2007 10:32:49 -0700
Updating a previous item, ESPNews reports free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers) will accept a job with ESPN.
Wed, 23 May 2007 08:30:25 -0700
ESPN.com reports free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers) is expected to announce his retirement from the National Football League Wednesday, May 23, after 11 seasons. Johnson has declined a contract offer from the Tennessee Titans. He is expected to pursue a career in broadcasting.
Sat, 19 May 2007 06:22:00 -0700
Teresa M. Walker, of The Associated Press, reports free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers) said Friday, May 18, he has no timetable for when he hopes to sign a deal. Johnson met with the Tennessee Titans Friday, May 18. "At the end of the day…we'll just see where it goes from here and do business," Johnson said. "I don't have any timetable, to be honest with you. There's no rush on my part. I came to meet the organization, meet the people, see the community and stuff like that."
Sat, 19 May 2007 06:09:02 -0700
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers) said Friday, May 18, that he has interest in playing for the Oakland Raiders. Johnson has yet to meet with the team.
Fri, 18 May 2007 08:12:48 -0700
Updating previous items, Paul Kuharsky and Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, report the Tennessee Titans will meet with free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers) Friday, May 18.
Thu, 17 May 2007 15:52:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, ESPN.com reports unrestricted free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers) will meet with the Tennessee Titans this weekend.
Thu, 17 May 2007 10:46:10 -0700
Terry McCormick, of the Nashville City Paper, reports the Tennessee Titans may meet with unrestricted free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers) in the near future.
Tue, 08 May 2007 16:53:21 -0700
The NFL Network reports unrestricted free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers) has turned down some television offers in hopes of finding a team to play for this season. Johnson has not talked about money with any team yet.
Tue, 08 May 2007 06:56:21 -0700
Michael Silver, of CNNSI.com, reports the Tennessee Titans are one of the leading candidates to land free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers).
Tue, 08 May 2007 06:54:54 -0700
Michael Silver, of CNNSI.com, reports the Oakland Raiders are one of the leading candidates to land free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers).
Sat, 05 May 2007 09:51:44 -0700
Jason La Canfora, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said the team has not considered signing free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers).
Fri, 04 May 2007 14:19:12 -0700
Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports the Philadelphia Eagles are unlikely to sign unrestricted free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers).
Fri, 04 May 2007 12:09:28 -0700
ESPNews reports the Green Bay Packers are interested in signing unrestricted free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers).
Thu, 03 May 2007 13:27:02 -0700
The San-Diego Union-Tribune reports the San Diego Chargers are not interested in unrestricted free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers).
Wed, 02 May 2007 16:23:52 -0700
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has not ruled out the possibility that the Giants might try and sign unrestricted free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers), but it is unlikely to occur.
Wed, 02 May 2007 06:54:38 -0700
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans have expressed some interest in free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson (Panthers). "We are interested in Keyshawn, to what extent I can't tell you. We'll look at the tape and see where he is," head coach Jeff Fisher said. "This is a deal that it could happen and it may not happen, we just don't know."
Tue, 01 May 2007 15:15:18 -0700
Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney, during an interview on "The Afternoon Blitz" on SIRIUS NFL Radio, said the Panthers were fortunate enough to land WR Dwayne Jarrett and WR Ryne Robinson during the NFL Draft, which made it easier to part ways with WR Keyshawn Johnson. Hurney noted the team feels they have a group of young receivers who are able to develop through a lot of time and reps. While noting Johnson was everything they hoped he would be when they signed him, Hurney noted the team made a decision it was time to give their younger players time to develop. He added Johnson was a little surprised but understands the reasons behind his release. Hurney said financial considerations did not play a part in the release.
Tue, 01 May 2007 11:55:36 -0700
ESPNews reports the Carolina Panthers have released WR Keyshawn Johnson.
Sun, 29 Apr 2007 13:37:46 -0700
Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Dwayne Jarrett, who was selected in the second round, acknowledged he was surprised he wasn't a first-round pick. Jarrett already has a mentor-to-be in Carolina, as WR Keyshawn Johnson, also a former USC product, said he's willing to take Jarrett under his wings. Johnson may be grooming Jarrett to replace him within the Panthers' offense.
Wed, 24 Jan 2007 08:39:08 -0800
Pat Yasinskas and Stan Olson, of the Charlotte Observer, report Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson remains uncertain on whether he will return for the 2007 season after learning the club has hired Jeff Davidson as their new offensive coordinator. Previously, Johnson remarked he would retire if former offensive coordinator Dan Henning were not retained. Henning was relieved of his duties earlier this year.
Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:11:05 -0800
Scott Fowler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson is undecided on whether he will return to play in 2007. Earlier this year, Johnson had stated he'd only play for Carolina if offensive coordinator Dan Henning was retained. Henning was fired earlier this week. "I don't know, man," Johnson said. "There's so much bull that goes along with the NFL. This is one of the toughest calls I've ever had to make. I could play until I'm 40. But I've always felt like that in the offseason, if I start to feel like maybe it isn't for me, then maybe it's time to say, `Never mind.' " Johnson added that he will not participate in learning a new offensive system in Charlotte. "I'm a California guy. My kids (ages 11 and 8, they live with Johnson's ex-wife) are here. You ask me to come in there in March -- nope. You're taking valuable time away from me and my kids," Johnson said.
Tue, 09 Jan 2007 14:01:13 -0800
Pat Yasinkas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson has said he will only play for the team next season if AC Dan Henning keeps his position as offensive coordinator. Johnson has ruled out the possibility of playing anywhere other than Carolina next season and also may retire even if Henning is kept on the coaching staff.
Fri, 08 Dec 2006 17:44:58 -0800
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson was fined $5,000 by the NFL for throwing his helmet late in the team's Week 13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mon, 04 Dec 2006 20:48:27 -0800
Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson (shoulder) suffered an apparent shoulder injury during the Week 13 game. He was able to walk off the field under his own power.
Thu, 09 Nov 2006 14:36:19 -0800
Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 9, and is no longer listed on the team's injury report.
Wed, 08 Nov 2006 22:50:05 -0800
Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson (illness) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 8, and is probable for Week 10.
Sun, 22 Oct 2006 10:39:22 -0700
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson is fed up with Cincinnati Bengals WR Chad Johnson's antics. He was also not happy with Chad Johnson's decision to stop listening to his advice for off-field help.
Sat, 07 Oct 2006 08:22:57 -0700
Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson says Oakland Raiders WR Randy Moss no longer is considered one of the NFL's elite receivers. "Randy Moss wanted out of Minnesota? Oh well," Johnson said. "Four years ago, he was the best wide receiver in the NFL. Now you can't get a pack of gum for him."
Wed, 06 Sep 2006 05:44:07 -0700
Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald, reports Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson was absent from practice Tuesday, Sept. 5, attending to a personal matter.
Sun, 03 Sep 2006 16:10:07 -0700
Matt Mosley, of the Dallas Morning News, reports free agent QB Drew Henson (Cowboys) has been in touch with the Carolina Panthers recently. His good friend WR Keyshawn Johnson has been lobbying hard for him in Charlotte, where the Panthers cut their third- and fourth-string quarterbacks.
Tue, 22 Aug 2006 17:42:53 -0700
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson was excused from practice Tuesday, Aug. 22, for personal reasons, according to head coach John Fox. He's expected to be back Wednesday, Aug. 23.
Wed, 16 Aug 2006 05:23:05 -0700
Steve Reed, of the Gaston Gazette, reports Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme is still not on the same page as WR Keyshawn Johnson. Delhomme said, "We still need some time together. There are certain routes where he has probably done things different (in the past) and maybe the coaching staff's philosophy is a little different about how we want to get the ball down the field. But he's certainly coming along and he practices hard. It's been good so far. I think it showed the other night, that big body, that big presence, even though it was a short period of time, that is going to help us."
Sat, 12 Aug 2006 20:29:58 -0700
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson caught two passes for 27 yards on the team's opening series Saturday, Aug. 12. The Panthers scored on their first possession and showed they can move the ball without their leading wide receiver, WR Steve Smith (hamstring). Smith was sidelined for the game with a strained left hamstring.
Thu, 10 Aug 2006 21:56:11 -0700
Steve Reed, of the Gaston Gazette, reports Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme has never been one to push for certain plays to be inserted into the offense, but he seemed to like the idea of the Panthers at some point using a four-receiver set. Those sets would be composed of WRs Steve Smith, Keyshawn Johnson, Drew Carter and Keary Colbert. "If we do some four wide receiver sets out there on the field, I think that would be healthy for us," Delhomme said.
Wed, 09 Aug 2006 20:32:31 -0700
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 9.
Tue, 08 Aug 2006 09:40:24 -0700
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson did not participate in the team's morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 8. Johnson was given the practice off to rest and is not nursing an injury.
Tue, 01 Aug 2006 14:31:23 -0700
Brett Borden, of Panthers.com, reports Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson is fitting in well with the team, according to Panthers head coach John Fox. "Keyshawn gives us something that we didn't have (last) season," said Fox. "He's a big target. A big, physical guy who's capable of blocking. I think that's something we were looking for, and fortunately, he became available. He's fitting in nicely."
Thu, 27 Jul 2006 16:31:06 -0700
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers wide receivers coach Richard Williamson said WR Keyshawn Johnson will start opposite of WR Steve Smith. He also noted they plan to try Johnson at the slot position during training camp to see how that works when they are using a three receiver set.
Tue, 27 Jun 2006 20:55:49 -0700
Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Oakland Raiders DT Warren Sapp ripped Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson on Sporting News Radio Monday, June 26. The two used to be teammates with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "The one thing I just have to be honest with everyone in the world about Keyshawn. I played with the man four years and he never said 'my bad.' And that's unheard of in the game of football. Never said 'my bad' in the four years I played with the guy. It was always something else. It was always something else. QB Chris Simms threw him a ball one time and he dropped it, and he said, your ball spins funny."
Tue, 20 Jun 2006 10:38:05 -0700
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson, when asked how he feels being the team's No. 2 receiver after WR Steve Smith, is happy just contributing towards the team's goal of winning a Super Bowl. "I don't see myself as [transitioning into a number two receiver]," Johnson said. "I see myself as transitioning as a player to a team that needs two receivers capable of taking over a game at any given moment. You can classify receivers as one, two, or three. Whatever satisfies the media. But for me, I just play whatever role is assigned to me. I've always played a role. With my help, hopefully we can get to the Super Bowl. That's what I'm here for."
Fri, 16 Jun 2006 05:54:49 -0700
Arthur Staple, of Newsday, reports New York Giants WR Amani Toomer spent much of his offseason in Las Vegas, doing yoga and working with a track coach. He said Thursday, June 15, he didn't hear much about the Giants' brief pursuit of WR Keyshawn Johnson. "For one reason or another, they did bring him in (and offered him a contract that he turned down), but I'm still standing," he said.
Tue, 13 Jun 2006 13:13:43 -0700
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson was excused from practice Tuesday, June 13, due to personal reasons, according to head coach John Fox.
Sun, 11 Jun 2006 10:01:20 -0700
Scott Fowler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers WR Keyshawn Johnson, when asked to comment on what his role will be for the upcoming season, will do whatever is needed to win ballgames. "I don't see it as anything other than being out there and doing what I've always done – contribute and help the team win games," Johnson said. "I have no defined role. But whatever it is they are asking me to do, that's what I'm going to do, just like I've done throughout my career."
Sun, 11 Jun 2006 09:25:21 -0700
Scott Fowler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports the addition of free-agent WR Keyshawn Johnson will enable the Carolina Panthers to install more three-wide receiver sets with WR Steve Smith, WR Drew Carter and Johnson.