Jaguars re-signing RB D’Ernest Johnson to another 1-year deal

The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing back running back D’Ernest Johnson on another one-year contract, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

With Johnson set to return to a running back room that has starter Travis Etienne Jr. and 2023 third-round pick Tank Bigsby, it seems like the position group will look very similar, if not identical, during the 2024 season.

Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke has drafted a running back every year, though.

The Jaguars carried four running backs into the regular season last year, but waived JaMycal Hasty in November.

Johnson finished his first season in Jacksonville with 108 rushing yards and 110 receiving yards on 51 total touches. As a whole, the Jaguars ranked 30th in the NFL in rushing yards per attempt, although they’ll hope newly signed center Mitch Morse can play a factor in bolstering the ground attack.

Prior to joining the Jaguars, Johnson played four seasons with the Cleveland Browns, averaging 5.2 yards per carry during his tenure with the team.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire