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Tue, 01 Feb 2005 20:37:05 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March, reports Chargers.com.
Sat, 23 Oct 2004 20:34:01 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson (foot) has returned to practice with the team, according to Nick Schenck of Chargers.com.
Mon, 06 Sep 2004 14:35:29 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson has changed his jersey number from No. 35 to No. 32.
Sun, 05 Sep 2004 12:35:02 -0700
The San Diego Chargers have placed RB Leon Johnson (foot) on their reserve physically unable to perform list.
Thu, 02 Sep 2004 14:52:04 -0700
Nick Schenck, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson (foot) will sit out the preseason finale against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Sept. 2.
Thu, 26 Aug 2004 22:44:10 -0700
Nick Schenck, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson (foot) did not practice Thursday, Aug. 26.
Fri, 20 Aug 2004 09:41:40 -0700
Jay Posner, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson (foot) did not practice from Tuesday, Aug. 17, to Thursday, Aug. 19.
Mon, 16 Aug 2004 22:57:15 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson (foot) did not practice Monday, Aug. 16, reports Nick Schenck of Chargers.com.
Fri, 13 Aug 2004 07:01:01 -0700
Jim Trotter, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer said RB Leon Johnson won't play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14.
Tue, 10 Aug 2004 15:57:46 -0700
Nick Schenck, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson (foot) sat out Monday's practice, Aug. 9.
Fri, 06 Aug 2004 09:49:21 -0700
Jim Trotter, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson (foot) was sidelined in practice Thursday, Aug. 5.
Thu, 05 Aug 2004 16:13:46 -0700
Nick Schenck, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson (foot) was sidelined/limited during Wednesday's practice, Aug. 4.
Tue, 03 Aug 2004 22:21:18 -0700
Nick Schenck, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson (foot) was unable to practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, because of a foot injury.
Tue, 03 Aug 2004 00:14:54 -0700
Nick Schenck, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson (foot) did not practice Monday, Aug. 2, because of a foot injury.
Sun, 01 Aug 2004 21:50:37 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson (foot) was bothered by a foot injury during practice on Sunday, Aug. 1, according to Nate Schenck of Chargers.com.
Wed, 17 Mar 2004 19:34:43 -0800
Updating previous reports, the deal RB Leon Johnson signed with the San Diego Chargers has a $535,000 base salary for 2004.
Tue, 16 Mar 2004 14:20:55 -0800
The San Diego Chargers have re-signed RB Leon Johnson to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fri, 05 Dec 2003 11:20:56 -0800
San Diego Chargers KR Leon Johnson (arm) practiced Friday, Dec. 5, and is expected to play in Week 14.
Mon, 01 Dec 2003 15:59:12 -0800
San Diego Chargers KR/PR Leon Johnson (ankle) should be fine for the Sunday, Dec. 7, game against the Detroit Lions.
Sun, 30 Nov 2003 19:30:59 -0800
San Diego Chargers KR Leon Johnson (ankle) suffered a sprained left ankle on the opening kickoff of the second half of Week 13's game, when Kansas City Chiefs LB Fred Jones pulled Johnson down by the facemask. Jones was charged with a personal foul on the play, according to David Neville of Chargers.com. Johnson later returned to the game.
Tue, 25 Nov 2003 03:22:46 -0800
San Diego Chargers KR/PR Leon Johnson (hamstring) is expected to be fine after suffering a strained hamstring.
Sun, 23 Nov 2003 21:13:28 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB/KR Leon Johnson (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during Week 12's game, according to David Neville of Chargers.com. The injury is not considered to be serious.
Mon, 03 Nov 2003 20:33:46 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson could return punts in place of injured WR/KR Eric Parker.
Wed, 15 Oct 2003 17:05:17 -0700
If San Diego Chargers WR Tim Dwight (knee) cannot handle the kick return duties, then the job will go to RB Leon Johnson.
Sun, 28 Sep 2003 18:01:37 -0700
Chargers.com reports San Diego Chargers RB Leon Johnson (concussion) suffered a mild concussion in the first quarter in Week 4. He was, however, able to return to the game in the second half.
Wed, 03 Sep 2003 21:19:17 -0700
Jay Posner, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers WR Tim Dwight probably will return kickoffs, Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer said. Chargers CB Drayton Florence, RB Jesse Chatman and RB Leon Johnson are the other possibilities.
Tue, 26 Aug 2003 09:46:44 -0700
Chargers.com reports the San Diego Chargers have signed free agent RB Leon Johnson (Rams). Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Mon, 25 Aug 2003 10:43:49 -0700
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the St. Louis Rams have released RB Leon Johnson.
Mon, 31 Mar 2003 16:05:24 -0800
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the contract RB Leon Johnson signed with the St. Louis Rams was a one-year deal worth $545,000, plus a $15,000 signing bonus.
Mon, 24 Mar 2003 19:58:12 -0800
Larry Mayer reports for ChicagoBears.com Chicago Bears RB Adrian Peterson should get ample opportunity to earn more playing time in 2003. He figures to replace RB Leon Johnson as the Bears No. 2 running back and could even challenge RB Anthony Thomas for the starting job this summer in training camp.
Fri, 21 Mar 2003 11:14:07 -0800
StLouisRams.com reports the St. Louis Rams have officially agreed to terms with free agent RB Leon Johnson (Bears) on an undisclosed deal.
Thu, 20 Mar 2003 19:28:49 -0800
Jim Thomas reports for the Post-Dispatch free agent RB Leon Johnson (Bears) agreed to terms with the St. Louis Rams on Thursday. Contract details weren't immediately available. "He replaces Trung (Canidate)," Coach Mike Martz said. "He's a good back. He's very athletic. I think he played close to 50 percent of the offensive snaps last year in Chicago."
Thu, 27 Feb 2003 11:06:46 -0800
The Sun Times reports Chicago Bears RB Leon Johnson will reportedly not be offered a contract.
Mon, 16 Dec 2002 23:31:34 -0800
ChicagoBears.com reports Chicago Bears rookie RB Adrian Peterson could see even more playing time Sunday when the Bears visit the Carolina Panthers. RB Leon Johnson remains the starter. "As you see a guy in the game and he performs well and you get him in a few other situations and he does OK, then the likelihood is that you'll feel freer to play him in more of those situations," coach Dick Jauron said Monday.
Sat, 07 Dec 2002 08:48:34 -0800
The Daily Southtown reports Chicago Bears WR/KR Ahmad Merritt will also return punts this week. Merritt has never returned a punt in a regular-season game. The team is replacing RB Leon Johnson at that spot because Johnson is now the team's starting RB. "Leon probably won't (return) unless it's a special situation," coach Dick Jauron said.
Mon, 02 Dec 2002 22:07:57 -0800
ChicagoBears.com reports Chicago Bears No. 3 RB Adrian Peterson likely will see his first action in the backfield, due to the injury to RB Anthony Thomas. RB Leon Johnson will start. "Adrian will obviously play a larger role," coach Dick Jauron said. "We should get a chance to see him carry the ball, yes, so that will be good for him.
Sun, 01 Dec 2002 13:34:03 -0800
Associated Press reports Chicago Bears RB Anthony Thomas (finger) suffered an injury to his right index finger during the first half of Sunday’s game vs. Green Bay and did not return. Leon Johnson replaced him the remainder of the game.
Tue, 26 Nov 2002 07:48:22 -0800
Updating previous reports, The Chicago Tribune reports the move to have Chicago Bears RB Leon Johnson replace RB Anthony Thomas looks to be more than a one-game move. While Johnson didn’t start last week, that’s about all he didn’t do. Head coach Dick Jauron said it’s less important who starts the game, and more important who finishes it. “We’ve been trying to work Leon in more regularly,” Jauron said. “Earlier in the year we were trying to do it by how the game went or a feel in the game and it just wasn’t working. We weren’t getting Leon enough snaps.”
Sun, 24 Nov 2002 21:19:49 -0800
ChicagoBears.com reports Chicago Bears RB Leon Johnson played much of the second half and all of the overtime in place of uninjured RB Anthony Thomas. "We had determined this week that we would play Leon more in the passing situations anyway," coach Dick Jauron said. "As you saw today, he's got tremendous hands. He's just a terrific athlete and very comfortable in the pass game." Jauron said Johnson would be in on most passing situations in the future.
Fri, 01 Nov 2002 10:08:59 -0800
The Chicago Tribune reports the Chicago Bears may start to utilize backup RB Leon Johnson more in place of struggling Anthony Thomas.
Tue, 01 Oct 2002 15:30:37 -0700
ChicagoBears.com reports Chicago Bears head coach Dick Jauron said there will be no changes at the kick return position. Leon Johnson averaged just 17.8 yards per return, but he and Rabih Abdullah will remain in the position.
Sat, 04 May 2002 20:55:44 -0700
Chicago Bears.com reports a handful of players will audition for the kickoff and punt return jobs with the team, RB Leon Johnson, WR Ahmad Merritt, WR David Terrell, WR Dez White and rookie sixth-round pick WR Jamin Elliott are all expected to get a look.
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 13:13:39 -0700
According to the Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Bears rookie RB Adrian Peterson is in the mix to serve as a backup behind starter Anthony Thomas. RBs Leon Johnson and Rabih Abdullah are also in the mix. RBs coach Earle Mosley said Peterson has been working hard to make the transition to the Bears' offense after playing in an unconventional spread offense in college. He's just now learning how to lineup in a two-point stance.
Wed, 07 Nov 2001 14:59:24 -0800
The Daily Southtown reports Chicago Bears head coach Dick Jauron has been so impressed with RB Leon Johnson's ability to return punts, that he has relieved starting CB R.W. McQuarters of punt return duties. Johnson apparently has won a permanent job after returning four punts for a 13-yard average and had a Bears season-best punt return of 35 yards.
Fri, 19 Oct 2001 19:25:57 -0700
The Chicago Tribune reports Chicago Bears starting CB R.W. McQuarters has been added to the injury list for Sunday's game with a strained groin. He was able to practice Friday and he is expected to play Sunday. The team may use RB Leon Johnson on punt returns to cut down on McQuarters' workload and to avoid the added risk of injury to a defensive starter.
Thu, 18 Oct 2001 19:15:58 -0700
According to the Chicago Tribune, CB R.W. McQuarters will replace recently released Glyn Milburn as the the team's No. 1 punt returner Sunday. Leon Johnson is also expected to be active and used on punt returns. Kickoffs will be returned by two from a group of three consisting of Johnson, Jerry Azumah and Autry Denson.
Mon, 15 Oct 2001 11:46:20 -0700
The Sun Times reports the Chicago Bears declared OL Damion Cook, Mike Gandy and Bernard Robertson, WR D'Wayne Bates, RB Leon Johnson, DT Alfonso Boone and TE Fred Baxter inactive for week five.
Tue, 09 Oct 2001 15:50:52 -0700
Associated Press reports the Chicago Bears have signed RB Leon Johnson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Bears also released LB Devin Lemons from their practice squad and added DE Joe TaFoya.
Tue, 18 Sep 2001 23:02:29 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers held tryouts for several free agents on Tuesday. They were: former Minnesota Vikings KR David Palmer, former Kansas City Chiefs KR J.J. Moses, former Oakland Raiders RB/KR Eric Metcalf and former New York Jets RB/PR Leon Johnson. The team may need to sign a kick-returner if CB/KR Allen Rossum does not recover in time from his hamstring pull.
Wed, 15 Aug 2001 06:16:29 -0700
Randy Lange reports for the Bergen Record, in addition to the previously reported interest from the Jets, the New York Giants also gave free agent RB/PR Leon Johnson a physical and conducted an MRI exam on his knee. The Giants, like the Jets, are taking a cautious approach with Johnson. His agent, Art Weiss, said Johnson is ready for a return to the NFL.