Develin missed all three of the Patriots' practices this week with a neck injury and was listed out on Friday.
Johnson, an undrafted rookie out of the University of Tennessee and former German Football league player, will dress for his first game in the NFL.
Johnson was originally recruited as a linebacker out of high school, but he made the transition to tight end while with the Volunteers. The Patriots turned him into a fullback, so the 24-year-old has shown a fair share of versatility over the course of his career.
The Patriots usually find creative ways to utilize Develin in the passing game while sometimes giving him opportunities to punch in touchdowns on the goal line. There's a small chance Johnson gets that chance on Sunday, but who knows since the game will most likely be over by halftime.
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