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Published on 11/11/2009 at Wed Nov 11 14:41.
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D.J. Johnson loosens up with fellow rookie Nate Swift prior to practice at the team's training facility in Englewood, Co - Wednesday July 29, 2009

D.J. Johnson (35) loosens up with fellow rookie Nate Swift (83) prior to practice at the team's training facility in Englewood, Co - Wednesday July 29, 2009

The New York Giants have signed cornerback D.J. Johnson off of the Broncos’ practice squad shortly after ending linebacker Gerris Wilkinson’s season by placing him on inured reserve.  D.J. was brought in as a rookie free agent back in April and hails from Jackson State University.  Johnson has already joined his new team and was seen practicing with the other Giant’s corners during practice this morning.  No news on the Broncos’ official transaction log to indicate which player Denver will sign to the opening left by the corner.  Williams is still being listed with the team on the official site.

UPDATE: Lindsay Jones is reporting via the All Things Broncos Blog that the team has signed cornerback Rashod Moulton to fill the vacancy left by Johnson.  Moulton was a 2008 practice squad holdover and was with the team during training camp.

UPDATE #2: The Broncos officially announced the move this afternoon. Press release, with the lowdown on Moulton, after the jump.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Wednesday signed cornerback Rashod Moulton to their practice squad, it was announced.

The open roster spot was created when the New York Giants signed cornerback D.J. Johnson to their active roster from Denver’s practice squad on Wednesday.

Moulton (5-foot-11, 201 pounds) is a first-year cornerback who spent the final half of last season on the Broncos’ practice squad and competed in training camp with the club this year before he was waived on Sept. 4. He entered the NFL with Jacksonville in 2007 as a college free agent from Fort Valley State University and spent his rookie year on the Jaguars’ practice squad.

The cornerback competed in the Jaguars’ 2008 training camp before being signed to the Broncos’ practice squad on Oct. 27, 2008.

At Fort Valley State, Moulton saw time at cornerback, safety, running back, wide receiver and returner. He began his senior year in 2006 at running back, gaining 109 yards on 20 carries (5.5 avg.), before switching defensive back and totaling 29 tackles along with five interceptions.

A three-year starter at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Fla., Moulton was born on Nov. 6, 1979.

  • Kyle

    I find it interesting that the Giants did this, yet weren't one of the teams to put in a waiver claim for Jack Williams. I suppose timing is everything.

  • MrEast

    At first all I saw was The G-Men Snatch D.J. and for a split second I was so confused on how they got D.J. Williams.

  • Josh Temple

    The harder part was making that title not sound dirty.

  • herc_rock

    10:1 says gets they waive him the day after Thanksgiving.