Detroit Lions

Position
LB
 
Jersey
55
Name  Landon Johnson
Born  3/13/1981
Height  6-2
Weight  232
College  Purdue
12/14/2010 10:13:00 AM
Description: According to Lions HC Jim Schwartz, LB Landon Johnson could play in Week Fifteen after "no damage" was revealed after his neck injury on Sunday. SOURCE: MLIVE.COM
Insight: It looked bad after Johnson took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Packers TE Andrew Quarless. He eventually had movement in all his extremities after being taken to the hospital, so he lucked out big time.
 
12/12/2010 3:43:00 PM
Description: Lions LB Landon Johnson lay motionless on the Ford Field carpet for well over five minutes with little-to-no movement and was eventually carted off the field.
Insight: Johnson's injury was clearly neck/spine related after making a tackle early in the third quarter.
 
10/16/2010 3:44:00 PM
Description: With Lions LB DeAndre Levy still dealing with an ankle injury, the team may have to start LB Landon Johnson (concussion) against the Giants. SOURCE: MLIVE.COM
Insight: Ahmad Bradshaw has a solid matchup either way. Johnson is a downgrade from Levy, who has had problems staying healthy this year.
 
9/10/2010 12:00:00 PM
Description: The Detroit Free Press reports Johnson will fill in at middle linebacker for the Lions on Sunday if DeAndre Levy (groin) can't go.
Insight: This potential situation stands to improve Matt Forte's matchup this week. (RapidDraft.com)
 
3/19/2010 8:58:00 PM
Description: The Lions have signed Johnson to a one-year deal.
Insight: Johnson can play all three linebacker spots, which makes him a fairly ideal backup. (SportsBuff.com)
 
3/17/2010 10:06:00 AM
Description: The Lions will host Johnson on Wednesday.
Insight: Johnson would provide depth to the Lions' linebacking corp. (SportsBuff.com)
 
3/5/2010 10:53:00 AM
Description: According to his agent, Andy Simms (via Twitter), the Panthers will release Johnson sometime on Friday.
Insight: Johnson was due to make %2.595 million in 2010 and is coming off a season-ending knee injury. (SportsBuff.com)
 
11/10/2009 10:52:00 AM
Description: With Thomas Davis (torn ACL-right knee) out for the season, Johnson will now take over as the Panthers' starting weak-side linebacker.
Insight: This is a downgrade in talent for the Panthers' defense, but Johnson has proven to be capable when given the opportunity. (SportsBuff.com0