The Jets are in line to sign Johnson, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The best cornerback on the market this offseason, Johnson has a seven-interception campaign (2015) and three years with 60-plus tackles (2013, 2015, 2017) on his resume. Expect the 28-year-old to slot in opposite Buster Skrine this season and beyond as he looks to uphold a contract with an average annual value of $15 million per year, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Johnson finished the 2017 campaign with 65 tackles (57 solo) and two interceptions, and he's set to become an unrestricted free agent during the offseason.
The veteran has played the past two years under the franchise tag, and his 2017 salary ($16.7 million) was the highest of any cornerback in the league. Johnson had another solid season for the Rams and wants to return to the club next year, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports. However, his fantasy outlook will remain in limbo until he inks a new deal, and there is no guarantee the Rams can match his financial demands.
Johnson (stinger) is not listed on the injury report ahead of Week 15's matchup against the Seahawks, Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times reports.
With the Rams already having lost fellow cornerback Kayvon Webster (Achilles) for the year, having Johnson back against Seattle will be a huge boost for the Rams' secondary. The cornerback has one forced fumble, two interceptions and 13 passes defended on the year heading into Week 15.
The team initially reported that Johnson had entered the concussion protocol, but head coach Sean McVay indicated that was a communication issue on his part. It's good news for the Rams, who just placed starting cornerback Kayvon Webster on injured reserve with a ruptured Achilles.
Johnson sustained a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.
Johnson exited in the second half to be evaluated, and head coach Sean McVay confirmed post-game that he has entered the league-mandated concussion protocol. The Rams are in danger of being without both starting cornerbacks against the Seahawks next week, with Kayvon Webster suffering a torn Achilles Sunday.
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||31||29.0||2||0||2||4||2.0||4||0||8|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||68||58.0||10||0||3||36||12.0||29||0||11|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||9||36||33.0||3||0||3||69||23.0||43||1||6|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||14||71||58.0||13||0||7||136||19.4||58||1||17|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||65||57.0||8||0||2||39||19.5||39||1||14|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||9||0||1||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||14||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||1||0||6||6.0||6||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||14||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|