Rashad Johnson has signed a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans , ESPN's Josina Anderson reports.
Despite missing two games last year due to an ankle injury, Johnson put up solid numbers at safety for the Cardinals, amassing 61 tackles (50 solo) and five interceptions. With the Cardinals appearing disinterested in re-signing their safety during the offseason due to age concerns, the 30-year-old safety will likely battle with former fourth-round pick Marqueston Huff for the starting free safety spot in what amounts to a "prove-it" type deal.
Rashad Johnson is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Sidelined in Weeks 15 and 16 due to an ankle injury, Johnson still amassed 61 tackles (50 solo), five interceptions, and one fumble recovery during the regular season. In his return in the season finale, he received just 39 of 72 defensive snaps, but the Arizona Cardinals ' bye week allowed the safety to log every one of those snaps in their two playoff tilts. Johnson has called the Arizona desert his home since he was drafted in 2009. However, his age (30) may cause the front office to balk in contract negotiations in favor of fresher legs.
Rashad Johnson managed three tackles (two solo) during Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.
Making his first appearance since Week 14, Johnson logged only 39 of 72 defensive snaps, which suggests that he may still be tending to an injured ankle. The Cardinals have a bye week at their disposal to recover before taking the field in the divisional round on Jan. 16. At that point, Johnson should be able to handle a full workload at strong safety, though newcomer D.J. Swearinger will be around to fill in any cracks on the back end of the defense.
Rashad Johnson (ankle/illness) is listed as active Sunday versus the Seahawks, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Johnson has come full circle from the ankle injury suffered in Week 14, meaning he'll likely take over his normal spot in the starting lineup at strong safety.
Rashad Johnson (ankle/illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Coach Bruce Arians suggested that the chances are good that Johnson -- who practiced in a limited fashion Friday -- will suit up this weekend, but in such scenario, it's unclear how much playing time the safety would be in line for in the Cardinals' season finale.
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