Jan Johnson, a Gov. Mifflin grad and former Penn State linebacker, was released Tuesday by the Tennessee Titans as NFL teams trimmed their rosters to 53 players.
The 6-2, 236-pound Johnson signed a futures contract with the Titans in January. He played in all three preseason games, making two solo tackles against Chicago, one solo stop against Tampa Bay and two assisted tackles and a half sack against Atlanta.
Coming out of Penn State, he signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in April 2020 before they released him during training camp last year. He later had tryouts with New Orleans and Tampa Bay that didn’t produce a contract.
Johnson went to Penn State as a preferred walk-on and eventually became a two-year starter and team captain. He made 64 tackles as a senior in 2019, including 4.5 for losses, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, one interception, one sack and two pass break-ups.
Also Tuesday, the Detroit Lions released former Kutztown University running back Craig Reynolds.
Reynolds played in all three preseason games for the Lions and rushed for 87 yards and two touchdowns in the first two games against Buffalo and Pittsburgh. He carried four times for 9 yards against Indianapolis last Friday, caught one pass for 10 yards and returned a kickoff 24 yards.
Source: Berkshire mont