Anthony Johnson started his NFL career with the Dolphins in 2014 as an undrafted free agent. However, the former LSU star ended up on the season-ending reserve by December of that year, and then he was cut in 2015 training camp. Johnson bounced over to the Washington Redskins for a brief spell late in 2015 before the Patriots signed him.
Considering Johnson’s tumultuous past with the Dolphins, you can bet that he is just a little motivated to put up a big game against his former team. Look, this is not the same Johnson that the Dolphins cut a year ago and that bounced around the Redskins’ practice squad in December of 2015; he has lost weight and regained the lethal speed that made him so good in college.
Remember, the Patriots cut Terrance Knighton and Markus Kuhn in favor of Johnson, so they are confident that he is capable of producing in their defense. Keep a close eye on the man wearing No. 96 on Sunday.