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Josh Johnson upgraded to limited in Week 2 practice, Charles Kanoff sits out

LA Wildcats QB Josh Johnson is making progress back from a thigh injury, and it’s coming none too soon for his team. We break down what it means.

Quarterback Josh Johnson of the Detroit Lions throws a pass in the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on August 29, 2019 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won 20-16. Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images

The Los Angeles Wildcats got some good news this week as they prepare for a Week 2 matchup with the Dallas Renegades. Quarterback Josh Johnson was upgraded to limited participation in practice. He has been dealing with a thigh injury for some time now and missed the season opener after sitting out practice all week.

This news comes alongside word that Week 1 starter Charles Kanoff is currently a DNP due to shoulder and head issues. Kanoff struggled in Week 1, completing 54 percent of his passes for 214 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. Jalan McClendon was in and out of the game at times in place of Kanoff, but wasn’t much better in limited work. He completed one of four passes for zero yards and an interception.

Johnson was viewed by many as one of the best players entering the XFL, and he at least brings some of the most significant NFL experience. LA entered the season as one of the favorites to have success, but they were awful in Week 1 thanks to serious offensive struggles. We’ll keep an eye out for an update on Johnson’s status as the weekend approaches.