Aug 24, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Darius Johnson (13) avoids a tackle by Tennessee Titans safety Corey Lynch (41) to score a touchdown during the second half at LP Field. Tennessee won 27-16. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sport

Atlanta Falcons promote WR Darius Johnson from practice squad


The Atlanta Falcons have lost wide receiver Julio Jones for the year and will be without Roddy White for at least Week 7, so quarterback Matt Ryan has very few people to throw to. With Harry Douglas stepping in to a bigger role, the team needed to add some depth and they provided that by making the decision to promote Darius Johnson from the practice squad.

From Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com:

Johnson is a rookie out of Southern Methodist who spent time with the Falcons during camp and the preseason, so they are familiar with what he can offer on the field.

It is unlikely that Johnson will be on the field for a lot of the reps on Sunday, but he could get the call a few times and impress the coaching staff enough to earn a larger role moving forward.

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