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Giants Release FB Will Johnson, Could Still Bring Him Back

Update:

Jordan Raanan of ESPN is reporting that the Giants are, in fact, releasing FB Will Johnson.

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Dan Duggan of NJ.com spoke to FB Will Johnson, who mentioned that the Giants plan to release, but would still like to re-sign him at the veteran minimum.

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.

Unfortunately, he missed the entire 2016 season after he was placed on injured reserve coming out of the preseason with a neck injury.

 

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