Cleveland Browns sign Charles Johnson

Cleveland Browns helmet sits on the field during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Browns defeated the Packers 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns officially placed QB Brian Hoyer on the injured reserve, and they signed rookie WR Charles
Johnson to replace him on the 53-man roster. Johnson was a seventh-round pick in this year’s draft from Grand Valley State, and the 24-year-old spent his time with the Green Bay Packers before signing with the Browns. Although he didn’t make the Packers roster out of camp, he did spend over a month on the team’s practice squad before being cut loose.

Johnson is now the Cleveland Browns No. 5 receiver, and it will be interesting to see if he gets some snaps in this week against the Detroit Lions. He caught 72 passes for nearly 1,200 yards last season at Grand Valley State as a senior, and he was a second-team All-American as a result. Johnson finished the year with 16 touchdowns, and he was a big playmaker in college. He was able to consistently find the end zone, and he also averaged over 17 yards per reception.

The 6’2″, 215 pound receiver is an intriguing player for sure, and he is at least practice squad worthy. I like this pick-up from the Cleveland Browns perspective, and we’ll see if Charles Johnson can make an impact by giving this team a few big plays. He’s one for the future, and we’ll see if he can beat the odds and be the next notable receiver to come out of a small school with a low draft status.

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Topics: Brian Hoyer, Charles Johnson, Cleveland Browns, Transactions

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