Monday, September 2, 2013
Bears sign Johnson-Webb to practice squad
By Michael C. Wright
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears completed their practice squad Monday by signing offensive tackle Jamaal Johnson-Webb, an undrafted free agent from Alabama A&M.
Pro Football Weekly’s 2013 draft preview described Johnson-Webb’s positives as “ideal length in body and arms forms an excellent frame. Sees the blitz and adjusts to movement. Can engulf and cover up defenders in the run game. Very light-footed, durable and experienced.”
In terms of negatives, the magazine said, “body is smooth-muscled and underdeveloped. Leg drive can improve. Did not dominate against lower-level competition. Pass-pro technique is raw -- opens shoulders out of the gate. Only one year of prep football. Bench-pressed 225 pounds only 17 times at the combine, tied for the lowest among OT participants.”
Johnson-Webb came into the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals, which made the offensive tackle one of their final cuts.
Johnson-Webb started 45 games over four seasons at Alabama A&M, and earned all-SWAC first-team honors as a senior.