As I speculated earlier in the week, the Colts haven’t seen the last of Josh Johnson just yet. The team announced today in a press release that, just two days after he was released, Johnson has re-signed with Indianapolis. The Colts placed cornerback Jalil Brown on injured reserve to create space for Johnson.
Johnson, 29, was added to the Colts’ roster last week as an insurance policy as Andrew Luck battled a shoulder injury. With Luck sidelined on Sunday and Matt Hasselbeck getting the start against the Jaguars, Johnson served as the club’s backup quarterback. While there’s some optimism that Luck could play this Thursday against the Titans, Johnson will be in that No. 2 role again if the former first overall pick is unable to go.
As for Brown, he left Sunday’s win over the Jaguars with a groin injury, and didn’t return to the game. It’s unclear if the injury is season-ending, or if he’ll be removed from the Colts’ IR within the next few weeks. Either way, it looks as if his time in Indianapolis is probably over, at least for this season. Brown had started three of the club’s first four games, recording 15 tackles during that stretch.