Johnson, who injured his hamstring on August 2, returned to the practice field in a limited capacity last week - he was out of action for roughly two weeks - and has worked with the first-team offense in 11-on-11 work for the last few. His next test will be to see how the injury holds up in slightly more intense game situations.
For the record: Johnson told reporters on Monday that the hamstring issue is still bothering him.
"Yeah I still do. I feel it on almost every play," Johnson said. "I can still go, so it’s really no issue until it’s an issue."
With Johnson and T.J. Graham out of the lineup last Friday, rookies Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin started on offense. Now that Johnson and Graham are both expected back in the lineup on Saturday, how a quartet of young receivers - Woods, Goodwin, Chris Hogan and Marcus Easley - rotate into the football game could give us a better look at the wide receiver pecking order with cutdown day drawing ever closer.