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Roderick Johnson
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Johnson with the Browns in 2017
Personal information
Born: (1995-11-28) November 28, 1995 (age 26)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Hazelwood Central
(Florissant, Missouri)
College:Florida State
Position:Offensive tackle
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 5 / Pick: 160
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2020
Games played:29
Games started:6
Player stats at · PFR

Roderick Johnson (born November 28, 1995) is an American football offensive tackle who is a free agent. He played college football at Florida State, and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fifth round of 2017 NFL Draft.

Early years

Johnson attended Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Missouri, where he played high school football. He was rated as a four-star recruit and was considered among the top offensive tackles in his class.[1][2][3] He committed to Florida State University to play college football.[4]

College career

Johnson entered his true freshman year at Florida State in 2014 as a backup, but moved into the starting lineup for the final five games.[5] He started every game at left tackle for Florida State as a sophomore in 2015 and was the winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy.[6]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
6 ft 6+34 in
(2.00 m)
298 lb
(135 kg)
36 in
(0.91 m)
10+34 in
(0.27 m)
All values from NFL Combine[7][8]

Cleveland Browns

Johnson was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fifth round, 160th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[9] He signed a four-year contract with the Browns on May 10, 2017.[10] On September 4, 2017, Johnson was placed on injured reserve.[11]

Johnson was waived by the Browns on June 19, 2018, without ever appearing in a game for the Browns.[12]

Houston Texans

On June 20, 2018, Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans.[13] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[14][15] He was promoted to the active roster on September 12, 2018.[16] He was waived on October 4, 2018 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[17][18] He was promoted back to the active roster on December 8, 2018.[19]

In 2019, Johnson played in all 16 games, starting three games, two at right tackle and one at left tackle.

Johnson re-signed with the Texans on a one-year contract on March 21, 2020.[20] He re-signed with the team again on April 9, 2021.[21] He was released on August 18.

Miami Dolphins

On September 20, 2021, Johnson was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad.[22]

Kansas City Chiefs

On January 19, 2022, Johnson was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad.[23] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on February 2, 2022.[24] He was released on August 27, 2022.[25]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Alabama monster hunt: Missouri OT Roderick Johnson latest behemoth to get offer
  3. ^ Three of a kind: OLs Bauer, Johnson and Wallace among nation's top prospects
  4. ^ Roderick Johnson (6-foot-7) adds to massive OL class for Florida State; Travis Rudolph, Demarcus Christmas, Lorenzo Featherston signed
  5. ^ St. Louisan Johnson moves into starting role at Florida State
  6. ^ Florida State OT Rod Johnson wins Jacobs Blocking Trophy
  7. ^ "Roderick Johnson Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  8. ^ "Browns select Roderick Johnson No. 160 in the 2017 NFL Draft".
  9. ^ Gribble, Andrew (April 29, 2017). "Browns select Florida State OL Roderick Johnson with 160th pick in 2017 NFL Draft". Archived from the original on September 5, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  10. ^ Cabot, Mary kay (May 11, 2017). "Browns Sign Draft Picks Howard Wilson, Rod Johnson and Matthew Dayes". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  11. ^ "Browns claim OL Zach Banner". September 4, 2017. Archived from the original on April 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "Browns sign OL Greg Robinson". June 19, 2018.
  13. ^ "TRANSACTIONS: Texans claim T Roderick Johnson". June 20, 2018.
  14. ^ "TRANSACTIONS: Texans cut roster to 53". September 1, 2018.
  15. ^ "Texans sign eight players to practice squad". September 2, 2018.
  16. ^ "TRANSACTIONS: Texans sign Shareece Wright". September 12, 2018.
  17. ^ Wilson, Aaron (October 4, 2018). "Texans cut offensive tackle Roderick Johnson".
  18. ^ "TRANSACTIONS: Texans sign ILB Tyrell Adams". October 6, 2018.
  19. ^ Wilson, Aaron (December 8, 2018). "Texans place Brennan Scarlett on IR, sign Roderick Johnson". Houston Chronicle.
  20. ^ Wood, Anthony R. (March 20, 2020). "Texans re-sign OT Roderick Johnson for the 2020 season". Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  21. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (4-9-2021)". April 9, 2021. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  22. ^ "Roster Moves: Dolphins Make Practice Squad Transactions". September 20, 2021.
  23. ^ "Chiefs make several practice squad transactions on Wednesday". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. January 19, 2022.
  24. ^ "Chiefs sign 13 players to reserve/future contracts". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. February 2, 2022.
  25. ^ "Chiefs announce first roster moves ahead of 53-man deadline". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. August 27, 2022.