Johnson signed with the Bills earlier this month after being waived by the Texans. The No. 16 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Johnson is coming off three injury-plagued seasons in which he suited up for just 19 games, including only one game in 2018. The physical cornerback will face fierce competition from Levi Wallace and the newly acquired Gaines for the No. 2 job entering training camp.
Johnson has agreed to terms with the Bills, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Johnson, who was recently let go by the Texans, has had trouble staying healthy over the past few seasons, but if he can stay on the field for any length of time, the No. 16 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft will provide a nice boost to Buffalo's cornerback depth.
Johnson was waived by the Texans on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Johnson was owed over $9 million in 2019, an unpalatable salary for a player who was projected to serve as a backup. Since that sum was only guaranteed for injury until the start of the league year, it can be assumed that Johnson's release signals he's back to full health after landing on injured reserve last September due to a concussion.
Johnson is coming off three injury-plagued seasons in which he played only 19 games, including only one game in 2018. The Texans picked up his $9.07 million option for 2019 last spring, but the money is not yet fully guaranteed. Given his contract and injury history, finding a trade partner is likely to be challenging.
Johnson (concussion) said doctors have cleared him, and he'll "be ready to go next season," Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Johnson was limited to one game in 2018, the second time in three seasons he's missed more games than played. The Texans exercised a team option on Johnson for 2019, and he's expected to be one of the starting cornerbacks. He's known as a physical corner and for his willingness to engage.
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