Tyrod Taylor is dealing with an ankle injury and it appears the Buffalo Bills want to have a deep backup plan in place in case Taylor's injury worsens. On Tuesday, the Bills signed veteran quarterback Josh Johnson to their roster to serve as the team's third string quarterback behind Taylor and EJ Manuel.
Johnson was recently released by the Indianapolis Colts to make room for signing former Bills punt returner Marcus Thigpen. Buffalo will be Johnson's sixth NFL team (not including teams Johnson spent time with in the preseason). In addition to Indianapolis, Johnson has also spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, and San Francisco 49ers. In his career, he's completed 54.2 percent of his passes for 1,042 yards. He has five career touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. Johnson is also somewhat mobile. In his career, he has run the ball 44 times for 274 yards, a 6.2 YPC average.
To make room for Johnson, the Bills released Billy Cundiff. The kicker was brought in last week due to Dan Carpenter's inconsistent kicking. The competition didn't last long. Carpenter connected on his two extra point attempts in Week 5 and Cundiff struggled to handle kickoff duties. Going forward, Carpenter will be responsible for kickoffs.