The Jacksonville Jaguars today claimed wide receiver Kevin Johnson off waivers from the Cleveland Browns, waived wide receiver J.J. Stokes, and activated center Brett Romberg from their practice squad.
"We saw this as another opportunity to upgrade our roster," said Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio. " Kevin is an experienced and talented player, and we think he'll be a good fit here."
Johnson, 27, spent the last five seasons with the Browns until being waived yesterday. The 5-11, 195-pounder was a second-round draft choice out of Syracuse in 1999. He has started 63 of 64 games played, catching 274 passes for 3,455 yards (12.6 average) and 21 touchdowns. Johnson's best season was 2001, when he had 84 receptions for 1,097 yards and nine touchdowns. He will wear jersey No. 83.
Stokes played in six games this season with three starts, after signing as a free agent in June. He caught 13 passes for 116 yards.
Romberg, 24, takes the roster spot of Chris Brown, who was waived yesterday. Romberg was signed as an undrafted rookie on April 28 and waived on August 31, then signed to the practice squad the next day. He was a three-year starter at Miami (Fla.), where he was a consensus All-America as a senior in 2002 and winner of the Dave Rimington Award. The 6-2, 295-pound Romberg wears jersey No. 66.