Bengals add QB Josh Johnson, re-sign TE Richard Quinn
Josh Johnson spent parts of last season on the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns’ roster. However, Josh Johnson was on the Cleveland Browns’ roster for the final game of the 2012 season.
The 26-year-old Josh Johnson predominantly spent his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2008 draft out of the University of San Diego. But Josh Johnson didn’t appear in a game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers until 2009.
“We’ll be in a competitive situation for our backup quarterbacks and Josh is known to (Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator) Jay Gruden from when they were both with Tampa Bay,” said Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. “We like Josh’s ability and experience added to our mix.”
Josh Johnson has combined 26 career games with five starts. The five-year veteran Josh Johnson has completed 54.2 percent of his passes (96-of-177) for 1,042 yards, five touchdowns and 10 interceptions, while rushing for 254 yards on 37 attempts during his career.
In Cincinnati Josh Johnson will compete for an opportunity to backup quarterback Andy Dalton.
The Cincinnati Bengals also brought back Richard Quinn, who is primarily looked at as a blocking tight end, after just one season with the team. Although the University of North Carolina product back Richard Quinn was on the Cincinnati Bengals’ 53-man roster through 15 games, including the Wild Card playoff game, he was inactive for all games.
The Cincinnati Bengals scouted the free agency market for a blocking tight end, with names like Kellen Davis and Matt Spaeth available then, but while both visited Cincinnati, they left without a contract. Kellen Davis eventually signed with the Cleveland Browns while Matt Spaeth joined the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Richard Quinn also previously spent time with the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos, where he made just one reception for nine yards. The 28-year-old Richard Quinn has 30 career appearances, four years since joining the NFL.