Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports that free agent FB Will Johnson has drawn interest since he was recently released and has taken visits to meet with the Jets and Falcons.
According to Raanan, a return to the Giants remains a possibility now that he’s healthy and his shoulder is no longer an issue.
The Falcons just signed two fullbacks to contracts, so it’s unlikely they’re still an option for him.
Johnson told Dan Duggan of NJ.com recently that he would still like to return to the Giants, but planned to see what’s out there for him.
“I’d like to come back, but I know they just signed a guy who basically does the same thing I do, so I don’t know if they even want me back,” Johnson said. “They’re aware that I can sign elsewhere. I plan to shop around. There’s not much of a market for me coming off (injured reserve) for a season. So, we’ll see how things turn out.”
Johnson, 27, wound up signing on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of West Virginia back in 2009. After a few years in Baltimore, Johnson signed on with the Steelers back in 2012 as unrestricted free agent.
Johnson spent four years in Pittsburgh before signed a two-year, $2.3 million contract with the Giants in April of last year. The Giants cut him loose a few weeks ago.
Unfortunately, he missed the entire 2016 season after he was placed on injured reserve coming out of the preseason with a neck injury.