Johnson signed his franchise tender from the Rams on Monday, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
For the second offseason in a row, the Rams have extended the franchise tag to Johnson, entitling the cornerback to 120 percent of his 2016 salary. The cap hit equates to $16.74 million for a player that has recorded eight interceptions among 28 passes defended over the last two campaigns. As the most accomplished defensive back on the Rams' roster, Johnson will be working under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who most recently conjured a hard-hitting Broncos secondary led by Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward, and Darian Stewart.
The Rams have placed their franchise tag on Johnson, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Per NFL.com, the tag will make Johnson -- who was also franchised by the Rams last season -- the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL, with his contract tender in line to be in the neighborhood of $16.74 million. The 27-year-old is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he recorded 57 tackles and a pick in 14 games. Over the course of 14 contests in 2015, Johnson logged seven interceptions.
Johnson (ankle) will play in Sunday's game against the Panthers, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
Johnson fully participated in Friday's practice session, so his availability for Week 10 comes as no surprise.
Johnson (ankle) is questionable to play Sunday against the Panthers.
Half of the Rams' players who are currently tending to injury were held out of practice Wednesday and limited Thursday before returning as full participants Friday, and Johnson was no different. As such, his Week 10 status doesn't appear to be in any real danger.
Johnson (ankle) will be in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
Johnson will be good to go in Week 9 despite being a limited participant in practice throughout the week. He's slated to get the start at cornerback opposite Lamarcus Joyner.
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