The Jets will officially release Johnson (ankle) on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Reports surfaced more than a week ago that the Jets planned to cut Johnson, but the team will apparently wait until after the NFL's "legal tampering" period ends at 4 p.m. ET before formally parting ways with the cornerback. Johnson was a major disappointment for the Jets after inking a five-year, $72.5 million contract in March 2018. In his two seasons with the club, Johnson appeared in 17 games and recorded 65 tackles, seven pass breakups and five interceptions.
The Jets are releasing Johnson (ankle) on Monday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Signed to a five-year, $72.5 million contract during the 2018 offseason, Johnson was ineffective in his first season with the Jets and benched/injured in the second campaign. His release leaves behind a significant dead cap hit from his signing bonus, but he didn't have any guarantees remaining on the contract after 2019. The 30-year-old cornerback was placed on injured reserve back in November, bothered by injuries to both ankles. It isn't clear if Johnson ever had surgery.
Johnson (ankle) likely will be released in the coming weeks, ESPN.com's Rich Cimini reports. Johnson's five-year, $72.5 million contract has been a disaster for the Jets, with his 2018 campaign marked by poor play and 2019 defined by hamstring and ankle injuries. The latter issue forced him to injured reserve in November, and the Jets now figure to cut the cornerback even though they'll absorb a $12 dead cap hit. A release at least gets Johnson's $11 million base salary off the books, and the Jets might be able to spread out the dead cap charge if the NFL and NFLPA agree to a new collective bargaining agreement this spring.
Johnson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports. Johnson sat out Sunday's loss to the Dolphins and will now miss the remainder of the season. The 29-year-old signed a five-year, $72.5 million deal with the Jets in March 2018, but he's played in only 17 total games and could be cut at the end of the season, per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, though the move would still leave $12 million in dead cap for 2020.
Johnson (ankles) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Johnson was limited to just 13 snaps Week 8 before departing with injuries to both of his ankles. After being unable to log any practice time this week, he'll sit out Sunday, ceding time to Nate Hairston and Brian Poole at cornerback.
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