Today's questions about the Broncos come from Bo Scherer in Highlands Ranch:
Q: Jeremiah Johnson has been on the roster or practice squad for three years. What is preventing him from getting on the field, and what are the Broncos' feelings about him? Additionally, I liked what I saw from wide receiver Gerell Robinson in the preseason last year, and see that the Broncos re-signed him. Do the Broncos have any expectations for him, or is he just another camp body?
A: Bo, no one can really fault Johnson's football fortitude, because he has essentially been trying to convince people he can have a bigger role in an NFL offense since he came into the league as a rookie in 2009.
He has played in just eight regular-season games in his NFL career — all in 2011 with 14 career carries — as well as two playoff games and spent time on the practice squads of three teams (Broncos, Carolina and Washington).
The Broncos signed him to a futures contract this year for the 2012 season, so Johnson can participate in the team's offseason program and training camp.
Because of his experience level, Johnson is out of practice squad eligibility. Even last season, the Broncos, by rule, had to release him when their roster was at 52 players and Johnson was on their practice squad with three seasons of experience. So, he's going to have to make the roster this time around to stay with the team.
They think enough of him to have kept him around the team this long and believe he fits in the offense enough to have signed him on for the offseason and training camp. But since he spent the 2009 season injured reserve with the Texans because of a shoulder injury, he has faced the same issues in trying to break through.


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