The 28 year old Johnson was drafted by the Patriots in 2003 and spent three years in New England. The Patriots traded him to New Orleans, but he never played for the Saints. Instead, he reached an injury settlement and went on to sign with the Vikings last October. The Texas A&M grad has 39 career catches for 606 yards and four touchdowns. He has also returned 45 kickoffs for an average of 23.4 yards in his career. The Eagles may give him a shot at returning kickoffs for them, especially since their top kick returner Reno Mahe is also a free agent.
Johnson is known for his speed, but as his numbers suggest, he hasn't been a big part of anybody's offense during his relatively short career. The Eagles are unsure what to expect from Johnson, but felt he was worth a one-year deal and a look in training camp.