The Jets are aiming for depth with their wide receiving corps, adding another journeyman with potential on Monday.
Johnson signed with Carolina a year ago, but was waived/injured three months later after undergoing knee surgery. Prior to his brief pairing with the Panthers, Johnson found his greatest success in Minnesota, catching 60 passes over three seasons for 834 yards and two touchdowns. His best season came in 2014, when he logged 31 receptions for 475 yards and those two scores.
The 6-foot-2, 217-pound receiver is a no-risk addition for a team sifting through prospects to establish its options near the bottom of the depth chart. New York also added Terrelle Pryor in the offseason and returns Jermaine Kearse, Quincy Enunwa, ArDarius Stewart and Robby Anderson, who's facing a misdemeanor charge in Florida but hasn't been disciplined by the team or league.
Elsewhere in Monday's news:
- Free-agent corner Jalen Collins, a former second-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons, has been suspended without pay for the first 10 games of the 2018 season, per a statement from an NFL spokesperson.