The Redskins signed backup quarterback Josh Johnson, NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay confirmed Tuesday afternoon. The news was first reported by ESPN's John Keim.
This all comes just one day after the Redskins disastrous 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, where backup quarterback Colt McCoy suffered a season-ending injury, fracturing his fibula late in the first quarter. That of course, comes just two weeks after starting quarterback Alex Smith broke both his tibia and fibula in a loss to the Texans.
The Redskins worked out quarterback free agents Landry Jones and Ryan Mallett today but signed Johnson.
Despite working out FA QBs Landry Jones and Ryan Mallett today, the #Redskins actually hope to sign QB Josh Johnson, I’m told. There are some things to work out. He’s also the first pick of the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2018
Johnson, who played his college career at San Diego (FCS), was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
Between 2009 and 2013, Johnson played in 29 NFL games with the Bucs, Browns and Bengals. Since then, Johnson has been a member of a wealth of different teams including the 49ers, Jets, Colts, Bills, Ravens, Giants, Texans and Raiders, but never played a down of football.
The Redskins are picking Johnson up from the AAF where he had just signed a contract with San Diego last week.
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