Titans Claim WR Damaris Johnson Off Waivers from Patriots


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans added another member to the receiving corps on Thursday by claiming receiver Damaris Johnson off waivers from New England.

Johnson (5-8, 175) joins a youthful group that includes rookies Dorial Green-Beckham, Tre McBride and Andrew Turzilli behind veterans Harry Douglas and Kendall Wright.

Wright is currently injured, however. He sat out last Sunday's game against the Jets, and has missed the last two days of practice with a rib injury.

Johnson has a total of 44 games of NFL experience with the Eagles, Texans and Patriots, and he's posted 52 receptions for 601 yards. Johnson also has experience as a kick returner, posting a 9.1 average on punt returns and 25.1 yards on kickoff returns.

Johnson played in all 16 games for the Texans a year ago, including eight starts, while recording 31 receptions for 331 yards.

Johnson entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2012 with the Philadelphia Eagles. In college at Tulsa, he became the NCAA's career leader in all-purpose yards (7,796 – 3,417 kickoff returns yards; 2,746 receiving yards; 1,062 rushing yards; 571 punt return yards).

To make room for Johnson on the roster, the Titans placed LB Derrick Morgan on injured reserve.


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