Titans release injured rookie RB Stafon Johnson

Posted: 17/08/2010 in NFL

Titans sign Gado; waive injured rookie Johnson

The Tennessee  Titans have  waived/injured rookie  running back  Stafon Johnson and signed journeyman running back Samkon Gado.

Johnson  underwent surgery to repair a dislocated right ankle Sunday less than 24  hours after  the undrafted rookie out of Southern California sustained the injury in Saturday’s 20-18 preseason loss to Seattle.

The  22-year-old  Johnson is  no  stranger  to  serious  setbacks. He  made  a miraculous  recovery from  a devastating  weight-room accident  last September where  a 275-pound  barbell  fell  on his  throat,  crushing  his vocal  cords and Adam’s apple.

Gado spent parts of the last two seasons with the St. Louis Rams — his fourth team in five pro seasons. He appeared in 15 games in 2009, but rushed for just 26 yards and caught three passes. He was mainly a special teams contributor.

The  27-year-old native of Nigeria experienced his best season as a rookie for Green  Bay  in 2005 when he  started five games  and saw action in eight. Gado racked  up 582  yards and  six  touchdowns on  143  carries and  hauled in  an additional score as part of a 10-catch showing out of the backfield.

– Stephen (DS LLC.)


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