WR Keyshawn Johnson - Free Agent

6-3, 215Born: 7-22-1972College: Southern CaliforniaDrafted: Round 1, pick

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Game Recaps

2006 Week 1 vs ATL (9 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)

Johnson did not get many looks in the first half and caught just four passes for 40 yards for the game. Johnson's leaping grab for 18 yards, his longest of the game, helped set up a field goal for Carolina. He did receive an end zone target on that same drive but was overthrown by Delhomme.

2006 Week 2 vs MIN (7 / 5 / 106 / 0 rec)

Johnson saw his first target at the beginning of the second quarter. He ran a pump and go down the right sideline. Johnson did a nice job of going up high and pulling the ball in over his shoulder for a 21 yard gain. Johnson saw a flurry of targets just before halftime on the Panther touchdown drive. He used his size and strength well to muscle the ball away from defenders. He also drew a pass interference flag on the drive and was targeted in the back of the end zone just before the Williams touchdown. After his last reception in the first half Johnson appeared to injure his shoulder, but remained in the game.

2006 Week 3 vs TB (9 / 7 / 97 / 1 rec, 1 / 4 / 1 rush)

Johnson pulled in a 31 yard touchdown on the first Panthers' play from scrimmage following an interception by QB Chris Simms. Johnson caught the ball on a deep out. The cornerback simply missed the tackle allowing Johnson to walk in for the touchdown. Johnson scored his second touchdown on an end around from the four yard line. Johnson was consistently targeted throughout the game and made several catches while taking big hits from defensive backs.

2006 Week 4 vs NO (7 / 6 / 63 / 0 rec)

Johnson had a solid game as a receiver, catching all but one of the balls that came his way in Week 4. Only a tipped ball prevented him from having a perfect afternoon, as the deflection prevented him from making any attempt at the catch. Johnson gained between five and 15 yards on each catch, and was also able to gain five first downs on the six catches. He caught at least one pass in each quarter. Johnson's first catch of the game gave him over 10,000 career yards receiving, making him only the 26th player ever to reach that milestone. He was also fortunate on his second catch, as the Panthers were able to hurry the next play before officials could review the play. It was even better for Carolina since WR Steve Smith scored on that no huddle play.

2006 Week 5 vs CLE (8 / 5 / 67 / 1 rec)

Johnson was Delhomme's favorite target early in this game, and made the most of his opportunities on a 17 yard touchdown where Delhomme threw the ball over the defender right into Johnson's hands alongside the right sideline of the end zone.

2006 Week 6 vs BAL (14 / 5 / 46 / 0 rec)

Johnson was heavily targeted in this game, but was not as productive as his peers. It often seemed Delhomme was trying to force the ball into Johnson, who was the targeted receiver on both of Delhomme's interceptions.

2006 Week 7 vs CIN (8 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)

Johnson was targeted frequently in this game but showed limited production with just four receptions for 41 yards. He did have an end zone target on Delhomme's lone interception. Delhomme showed his frustration on the interception as it appeared he expected Johnson to cross the back of the end zone in front of the defender versus behind him, thus creating an easy turnover for Cincinnati.

2006 Week 8 vs DAL (6 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)

Most of Johnson's looks came in the second half. He was the target for Delhomme's fourth quarter interception. Johnson dropped a perfectly thrown ball that likely would have been a touchdown.

2006 Week 10 vs TB (11 / 6 / 37 / 1 rec)

Johnson was very involved in the passing game. He made a ten yard reception for what would have been a first down, but Ronde Barber stripped the ball and the Buccaneers recovered. Johnson had gains of five yards and 13 yards later in the first half, but the drives were not productive. Johnson did well to catch a tipped pass on the Panthers' opening possession of the second half, and the drive led to a field goal. On the following drive, Johnson stretched to make a 29 yard catch in the end zone. He landed on his elbow and appeared to be just inside the line, but the pass was ruled out of bounds. Delhomme found Johnson for a four yard touchdown pass later in the drive. Johnson became the first man to score touchdowns for four different teams on Monday Night Football.

2006 Week 11 vs STL (7 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec)

Johnson didn't see his first target until early in the second quarter. He caught his only other target on a short seven yard out before halftime. Johnson caught three consecutive targets at the start of the fourth quarter. The first two were short dumps on first down plays. The last was a deep 34 yard slant converting a long third down. He grabbed the defenders face mask attempting use a stiff arm resulting in a personal foul. Johnson took a reverse on the next play and attempted to thrown deep towards the end zone to WR Steve Smith, but the throw was woefully short and intercepted.

2006 Week 12 vs WAS (11 / 6 / 38 / 0 rec)

Johnson was the most targeted Panther receiver, with 11 for the game. He hauled in six of those for a mere 38 yards. While unable to get much going downfield, Johnson made a few impressive catches along the sidelines and brought down three receptions resulting in first downs.

2006 Week 13 vs PHI (8 / 4 / 65 / 1 rec)

Johnson's first target was caught out of bounds on the edge of the end zone. Delhomme looked for him deep on the Panthers' final drive of the first half, but Johnson was called for offensive pass interference. He responded with a 27 yard catch on second and 16 and then caught a touchdown pass on a one yard fade. Johnson had a 12 yard gain to convert on third and six, and was a factor on the Panthers' last possession of the game. Johnson made a spectacular leaping catch for a 24 yard gain but hurt his shoulder as he landed. He returned to the game and was the intended target in the end zone as the Panthers looked to recapture the lead. The pass was too high and Lito Sheppard intercepted it to seal the victory for the Eagles. Johnson was Delhomme's favorite target on the day with nine targets.

2006 Week 14 vs NYG (12 / 5 / 51 / 0 rec)

Johnson caught his first target near the end of the first quarter for a short six yard gain. His second target was deep down the middle of the field midway through the second quarter. QB Chris Weinke put the ball on his hands, but Johnson couldn't secure the ball and ended up taking a big hit from the safety in the back. The ball was already falling to the ground before the hit took place. He was targeted in the end zone twice late in the game. Weinke attempted to lob the ball about ten yards out allowing Johnson to use his height over smaller cornerbacks just as they have the past few weeks.

2006 Week 15 vs PIT (6 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)

Johnson had four catches for 45 yards. He now has caught a pass in 165 straight games. Johnson nearly made a spectacular leaning grab along the sideline, but was unable to keep both toes down.

2006 Week 16 vs ATL (2 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)

Johnson caught one pass for 21 yards on a second and 29 play. His only other target was an incomplete pass on third and four from the Atlanta 25 yard line.

2006 Week 17 vs NO (3 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)

All three of the passes to Keyshawn went for first downs. Two of them were on Carolina's second touchdown drive. His third catch put the Panthers down to the two yard line. Johnson's momentum took him out of bounds before he could turn up and stretch for the goal line. New Orleans made a good goal line stand and Carolina could only get a field goal out of it but it was enough to put them up by two scores.

2005 Week 1 vs SD (6 / 5 / 65 / 2 rec)

Johnson opened the season in a strong fashion making some outstanding catches on the day. He took advantage of a size mismatch and a nicely thrown ball by Bledsoe on the Cowboys game winning drive. The throw was not as good on his first touchdown as he had to reach back and pull the ball in at the goal line while getting hit. He also made a nice toe tapping catch in the third quarter that led to a Julius Jones touchdown.

2005 Week 2 vs WAS (6 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)

Johnson had a hard time getting open against the Washington secondary. His missed targets were rarely drops, and most were near the sideline where he would have needed to make an excellent play to catch the ball in bounds. Of the inaccurate passes Bledsoe threw, most seemed to be towards Johnson.

2005 Week 3 vs SF (9 / 5 / 74 / 1 rec)

Keyshawn Johnson finished the day with five catches for 74 yards. The numbers do not tell the story of the day Keyshawn had. Many of his catches on the day moved the chains. He had the game winning touchdown and set up both Julius Jones' touchdowns getting stopped at the one twice. Johnson also caught the two point conversion throw from Bledsoe to put the Cowboys up by three.

2005 Week 4 vs OAK (7 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)

Johnson was Bledsoe's favorite target, getting nine looks from the veteran QB, but they were able to connect on only one of those for 16 yards. He was targeted twice on third downs, and had a touchdown reception called back on an illegal motion penalty committed by Johnson himself.

2005 Week 5 vs PHI (8 / 6 / 47 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

Johnson caught six balls for short yardage, as all of his catches were between six and 11 yards. He was targeted twice near the end zone, as one was defended and he was pushed out of bounds at the one yard line on the other. In the second half, Johnson caught just one short pass for four yards, but then was stripped of the ball by DB Sheldon Brown who ran the ball back for the only Eagles' touchdown. In one interesting sideline bit, Drew Bledsoe said something to Johnson after Johnson fumbled. The receiver took exception to Bledsoe saying something and had to be physically restrained as he shouted at Bledsoe. The two downplayed the incident after the game but it was heated there for a few minutes.

2005 Week 6 vs NYG (14 / 8 / 120 / 0 rec)

If you want proof that last week's argument on the sidelines is a thing of the past, look no further than Johnson's line. He was Bledsoe's favorite target and led the Cowboys in receiving for the game. The only negative about Johnson's game was a lost fumble in the first half.

2005 Week 7 vs SEA (6 / 4 / 28 / 1 rec)

Johnson was QB Drew Bledsoe's primary target early in the game. Johnson pulled in three of the first four Dallas completions in the first quarter including a difficult leaping over the shoulder touchdown in the corner of the end zone barely keeping his toes in bounds.

2005 Week 8 vs ARI (7 / 6 / 54 / 1 rec)

Keyshawn had six catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. He had a potential second touchdown go off his fingertips in the third quarter. Johnson was targeted seven times. The Cowboys played very conservatively in the second half with Bledsoe only attempting seven passes.

2005 Week 10 vs PHI (7 / 5 / 56 / 0 rec)

Johnson was targeted primarily on short underneath and out routes. He had a big catch over the middle late in the fourth quarter on which he was absolutely drilled by Eagles' safety Michael Lewis. Keyshawn held onto the ball and Lewis had to be helped off of the field. He finished the game with five catches for 56 yards.

2005 Week 11 vs DET (7 / 5 / 37 / 0 rec)

Johnson was the leading receiver for the Cowboys' with his five receptions for 37 yards. Johnson's first target was broken up by R.J. McQuarters. On the same play, a roughing the passer penalty was called against the Lions. His second target on the next play was thrown behind him. Johnson made his first catch for nine yards to gain a first down over the middle; it was his longest reception for the game. He made his second catch in the third quarter for eight yards over the middle. He made back to back receptions in the third quarter that gained a combined 13 yards.

2005 Week 12 vs DEN (10 / 6 / 59 / 1 rec)

Johnson was the Cowboys' most targeted receiver and caught a fourteen yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. On the play, he was wide open, as Champ Bailey bit on a quick pump towards the running back and left Bledsoe with an easy throw. One of the Cowboys' favorite plays was a quick out pass to Johnson, who would catch the ball and try to gain yardage after the catch. Twice, he turned the short gains into first downs with some nifty cuts. Johnson made a nice one handed catch on a fourth and goal play, but came down out of bounds. He also dropped one pass.

2005 Week 13 vs NYG (8 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

Johnson caught just two passes for 16 yards and was an intended target on one of Bledsoe's interceptions.

2005 Week 14 vs KC (6 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Johnson is a long time favorite of Bledsoe. He is a very strong and skilled receiver who is definitely in the right situation this year. His stats were not as good for this game, but he can be counted on to continue to be targeted often in upcoming contests.

2005 Week 15 vs WAS (5 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Like Terry Glenn, Johnson only made two receptions in the entire game. He made a 14 yard reception during the Cowboys' second drive; he had a second target thrown behind him bringing up fourth down.

2005 Week 16 vs CAR (9 / 6 / 89 / 0 rec)

Johnson was a first down machine with all six of his catches moving the chains. He finished with 89 yards on ten targets and six catches, all team highs for the game.

2005 Week 17 vs STL (8 / 5 / 97 / 0 rec)

Johnson was steady in catching five passes for almost 20 yards each, but he did lose a fumble and failed to find the end zone. Johnson was open most often in the second half, but at that point, the Cowboys appeared to lack the fire necessary to put together two scoring drives to possibly win the game.