Harbaugh: Johnson fits into 49ers' 53-man roster

Harbaugh: Johnson fits into 49ers' 53-man roster
August 25, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Stevie’s done an outstanding job. I feel very good about him being on the 53-man roster.
Jim Harbaugh

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SANTA CLARA –Stevie Johnson has apparently not wrapped up the job as the 49ers’ No. 3 wide receiver, but coach Jim Harbaugh suggested he has showed enough to assure himself a spot on the 49ers’ final roster.

Johnson was not among the 49ers’ top three wide receivers in Sunday’s exhibition game on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. He entered the game when Blaine Gabbert entered – and after Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree and Quinton Patton had already seen action.

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In three exhibition games, Johnson has two receptions for 11 yards.

“Stevie’s done an outstanding job,” Harbaugh said Monday. “I feel very good about him being on the 53-man roster, yes.”

The 49ers acquired Johnson from the Buffalo Bills for a fourth-round draft pick. Johnson achieved 1,000-yard seasons in three of the past four years. He is scheduled to earn $3.65 million in salary. He remains in competition with Patton, Brandon Lloyd and Bruce Ellington for playing time.