Dec 15, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Josh Johnson (8) throws the ball during warm-ups before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 30-20. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers sign Josh Johnson


The San Francisco 49ers had a huge weekend.

Not only were the 49ers universally praised for their work in last weekend’s draft (They selected former North Illinois Huskies’ defensive back Jimmie Ward, former Ohio State Buckeyes’ running back Carlos Hyde, former USC Trojans’ offensive lineman Marcus Martin, former Wisconsin Badgers’ linebacker Chris Borland, and former Clemson Tigers’ offensive tackle Brandon Thomas), but they also traded for Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver Stevie Johnson, which helps the 49ers upgrade a position that needed some help.

Now, the 49ers have made another move.

According to Adam Caplan of ESPN’s NFL Insiders and SiriusXM Radio, the 49ers have signed quarterback Josh Johnson.

Johnson was originally drafted with the 150th-overall pick  in the fifth-round of the 2009 Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and remained there until he joined the 49ers in 2012. However, he was cut before the season began. Johnson is especially familiar with 49ers’ head coach Jim Harbaugh because he played for him with the University of San Diego.

Johnson was released by the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday.


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