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Josh Johnson (Q, Den)

Josh Johnson signed with the Broncos' practice squad Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.

The Broncos are slated to release Josh Johnson, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett said Wednesday that Josh Johnson will be the backup quarterback to Brett Rypien and will play the second half of Saturday's preseason contest against the Vikings, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Josh Johnson completed eight of 16 passes for 70 yards in Saturday's 42-15 loss to the Bills.

Josh Johnson will start for the Broncos on Saturday in their preseason contest with the Bills, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Josh Johnson completed 16 of 23 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns while adding three yards on one carry in Saturday's 17-7 win over the Cowboys.