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Raiders sign QB Rob Johnson

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Alameda, CA (Sports Network) - The Oakland have signed free agent quarterback Rob Johnson. As per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Johnson, who was recently released by the , played in just two games this season for Washington. The former Southern California product completed 5-of-7 passes for 39 yards and rushed once for six yards.

The 30-year-old Johnson was a backup for the ' championship team last season. Johnson, a nine-year pro, was originally drafted by Jacksonville and spent four seasons as a part-time starter in Buffalo from 1998-2001.

Johnson joins an injury-depleted quarterback bunch as starter is nursing a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder and backup injured his knee during his first NFL start last Sunday against Detroit.

Third-string quarterback is expected to start for Oakland on Sunday against the New York . Gannon is expected to miss at least two more weeks.

The also have quarterback Tee Martin on the practice squad, and receiver was a quarterback at North Carolina.

Meanwhile, the team cut kick returner to make room for Johnson on the roster. Jenkins averaged just 22.1 yards per kickoff return this year.

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