Johnson is week-to-week with a high-ankle sprain and will continue to sit out with the Rams' Week 8 bye just around the corner.
According to head coach Jeff Fisher,
Fisher added that Johnson is considered week-to-week at this point. With Johnson out, Fisher's plan is to have Troy Hill line up at cornerback opposite E.J. Gaines.
Johnson, the Rams' No. 1 cornerback and franchise-tag player, was carted off during Sunday's game against the Bills after injuring his right ankle. Although there was no update on his condition following the game, Johnson was seen using crutches and sporting a protective boot, ESPN's Alden Gonzalez reports. Monday's testing should help clarify the severity of Johnson's ailment, but if he faces a stint on the sidelines, E.J. Gaines may be forced into a larger role this weekend against the Lions.
Johnson intercepted a pass while recording five tackles Sunday against the Cardinals.
After posting a career-high seven interceptions last year, it took Johnson four games to finally get his first of the season. However, after securing 15 tackles over his last two games, the five tackles he recorded this week was his lowest total in three weeks. Regardless, since the beginning of last year, he's averaging over five tackles per contest, and he could easily end up being a very solid IDP producer at cornerback.
Johnson has started each of the first three games of the season and has 18 tackles (15 solo) and a fumble recovery through the first three weeks of the season. His tackle total has increased in each game thus far, and he has played all but five defensive plays for the Rams this season.
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/13/16||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/15/16||@ SEA||8:25 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|