Report: Washington signs K Brian Johnson
The Washington Football Team signed kicker Brian Johnson from the Chicago Bears’ practice squad Tuesday in the wake of Joey Slye’s hamstring injury, NFL Network reported.
Johnson will be the team’s fourth kicker this season.
Slye was injured trying to chase down Seattle defensive end Rasheem Green after a blocked extra point in the second quarter of Washington’s 17-15 win on Monday night. Green scored for two points while Slye came up lame. He was able to kick off but did not return in the second half, forcing Washington to eschew field goal attempts.
Washington coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday that Slye likely will miss three games, suggesting he’s headed for injured reserve.
Dustin Hopkins opened the season as the starting kicker for Washington, lasting six games. Chris Blewitt kicked in two games before the team signed Slye on Nov. 9.
Johnson, 22, kicked in four games for New Orleans this season, making all eight field goal attempts but missing three of eight PATs.
–Field Level Media