NFL: Las Vegas Raiders re-sign German fullback Jakob Johnson

The Las Vegas Raiders are bringing back German fullback Jakob Johnson on a one-year deal, according to his agents, Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey.

Johnson, 28, followed Josh McDaniels from New England and appeared in all 17 games with nine starts in 2022. He played 301 offensive snaps, which was 27 percent of the team’s offensive plays, and saw another 151 on special teams.

Johnson spent his first three seasons with the Patriots.

He has 18 touches for 93 yards and a touchdown in his career and five tackles on special teams, including three last season.

Johnson, who was born in Stuttgart, Germany, began his college career as a defensive lineman at the University of Tennessee before moving to tight end. The Patriots turned him into a fullback.

Jakob Johnson agrees to one-year deal to return to Raiders originally appeared on Pro Football Talk

The bruising fullback was honored in 2021 for playing over 1,000 snaps in the NFL. He is only the second international player pathway product to reach that milestone.

A native of StuttgartGermany, Johnson played four seasons at Tennessee (2014-17). Beginning his collegiate career as a linebacker before transitioning to tight end as a sophomore, Johnson appeared in 47 games, recording three receptions for 23 yards, 24 tackles on defense and two kickoff returns for 25 yards.

After his NCAA career Johnson spent one season playing for the Stuttgart Scorpions in the German Football League before being discovered by the NFL International Player Pathway Program.

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