The Oakland Raiders added a veteran quarterback to their roster on Monday, signing Bay Area native Josh Johnson.
Johnson was originally drafted by head coach Jon Gruden during his tenure with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2008 NFL Draft. Johnson was drafted in the fifth round (160th overall) and has played for 10 NFL teams over his 10-year career.
The 6-foot-3, 219-pounder has played in 29 games (five starts), totaling 1,042 yards, five touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Johnson is also a threat on the ground, carrying the ball 44 times for 274 yards.
Johnson, Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch’s cousin, also attended Oakland Technical High School.
He joins a quarterback room with franchise quarterback Derek Carr and Connor Cook.