News:James Johnson (wrist) will redshirt for 2012, Seattle Times writer Bob Condotta reports.
Analysis:James Johnson is a good possession receiver who should have a solid 2013 season, but his wrist injury just wasn't cooperating this year.
News:James Johnson (dislocated wrist) will not play against San Diego State on Saturday, ESPN reports.
Analysis: It's not clear whether the injury is serious. James Johnson has some talent but injuries have been a problem for him. He's expected to miss as much as the first month. His absence means more targets for Kasen Williams, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Kevin Smith.
News: Washington receiver James Johnson, who has missed the past two games with a sprained ankle, will play this weekend.
Analysis: James had come on in the middle part of the season before picking up the ankle injury. He's a nice weapon to get back for young quarterback Nick Montana.
News: Washington receiver James Johnson is questionable for Saturday's game against Oregon with an ankle injury. Johnson has done very little work this week, so it appears he's unlikely to have any significant impact.
Analysis: Johnson has had his moments this season, and it would be nice to have a full arsenal of capable receivers on hand in what could turn into an offensive showpiece. He'll likely be a game-time decision.
News: Washington receivers James Johnson and Devin Aguilar continue to be under-the-radar contributors to this pass offense. Johnson (5-61) and Aguilar (6-37) both found their way into the end zone Saturday.
Analysis: Aguilar came into the game as Washington's top receiver, but Johnson is starting to really push. He's becoming a priority target for quarterback Keith Price and has been putting up solid numbers the last four to five weeks.
News: While fellow receiver James Johnson was having a big fourth quarter, Washington's top receiver Jermaine Kearse wasn't doing too badly himself. Kearse caught five passes for 69 yards and two first-half scores.
Analysis: As quarterback Keith Price develops, he's finding Kearse on a consistent basis -- and that's a good thing. Kearse continues to be one of the top receivers in the West, which is saying something given the wealth of receiving talent that area encompasses.
News: Washington WR Jermaine Kearse is the leader of one of the Pac-12's better receiving corps, according to an ESPN.com piece on the league's receivers.
Analysis: Kearse, a 1,000-yard receiver a year ago, and Devin Aguilar, form a very potent one-two receiving combination, though they will not have Jake Locker throwing to them this year. Add in James Johnson, who had 39 catches as a true freshman a year ago, and you have plenty of receiving options for the new quarterback.
News: Johnson (ankle) will play against USC Saturday, the Kitsap Sun reports.
Analysis: Johnson was quite impressive as a true freshman last year, when he carved out a role as a tough-yardage specialist. With Jermaine Kearse serving as the team's big-play machine and primary source of points and Devin Aguilar being a well-rounded second wideout, Johnson has somewhat of a monopoly on the short routes and the heavy-traffic catches. He's worth a pickup in Pac-10-only leagues for now.
News: Head coach Steve Sarkisian said Monday that Johnson (ankle) could play this week, the Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: Sarkisian did not want to rush Johnson back for the opener, but he should be able to make his season debut either this week or next.
News: Johnson (ankle) returned to practice for the first time in almost two weeks and saw some reps with the offense, Seattle Times writer Bob Condotta reports.
Analysis: Johnson is still testing the strength of his ankle and receiving treatment, but says he expects to be full-go for the season opener against BYU. It's nice that Johnson has a positive attitude, but it would be wise to keep an eye on his progress throughout next week's preparation for the opener. If you have other options, use them over Johnson.
Washington WR Johnson (Ankle) Questionable for Opener
News: Johnson (ankle) is questionable for Washington's season-opener against BYU, Seattle Times writer Bob Condotta reports.
Analysis: Johnson is approaching the two-week mark for time missed, so this could really disrupt his early season production. D'Andre Goodwin might make his way back into the No. 3 receiver role for Washington.
News: Johnson sat out most of Saturday's practice with an ankle injury, the Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: Jermaine Kearse and Devin Aguilar are Washington's top two receivers, but Johnson was quite impressive as a freshman last year and could emerge as the group's best short route specialist. He's an intriguing PPR option in deep leagues.
News: Johnson caught just one pass for 18 yards in Washington's loss to UCLA on Saturday.
Analysis: Johnson had a quiet week after catching a combined 13 passes in the two games prior to Saturday's. He has a chance to make a big improvement in Week 11 against an Oregon St. pass defense that is ranked 113th in the nation.
UW's Johnson: 13 Catches, 95 yards Over Last Two Games
News: Johnson grabbed seven catches for 66 yards and a touchdown Saturday in Washington's loss to Oregon at home in Seattle.
Analysis: The freshman has now accounted for 13 receptions, 95 yards and a score through the Huskies' last two games, and appears to be once more developing into more of a mainstay target for quarterback Jake Locker.
News: Johnson is expected to play this week against Stanford despite missing practice on Thursday while nursing a shoulder injury, the Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: He's coming off a strong game against USC (72 yards receiving), and is looking like a breakout candidate if healthy.
News: Johnson caught seven passes for 71 yards against USC Saturday.
Analysis: No touchdowns, but the freshman continues to stand out. He has 182 yards and two touchdowns through the first three weeks, and you can only expect him to get better. D'Andre Goodwin caught 60 passes last year, but Johnson appears to have surpassed him in the UW passing game.
Washington's Johnson Finds End Zone for Second Straight Week
News: Johnson had three catches for 48 yards and a touchdown in Washington's victory over Idaho on Saturday.
Analysis: Johnson has scored in each of the Huskies' first two games but has a tough Week 3 matchup against USC.