Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Gartrell Johnson Claimed off Waivers

Yesterday, following the loss of Danny Ware for two weeks due to a discolated elbow suffered on the opening kickoff, the New York Giants claimed powerback Gartrell Johnson off waivers.

Johnson attended Colorado State and registered 2,776 yards with 24 touchdowns on 581 carries.

The San Diego Chargers drafted Johnson in the fourth round with the hope he can be the smash to Darren Sproles' dash.

However, despite making the final roster the Chargers opted to waive Johnson after they signed defensive end Andre Coleman off their practice squad.

Johnson has loads of potential as a Brandon Jacobs type running back but is just really slow.

It'll be interesting to see the battle in camp next year between Ware, Johnson and injured rookie Andre Brown.

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