Jets expected to land CB Johnson

By The Sports Xchange  |  March 14, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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With plenty of money to spend, the New York Jets brought in the top cornerback on the free-agent market by agreeing to terms with Trumaine Johnson, multiple media outlets reported.

Johnson and the Jets reached agreement on a deal worth $72.5 million over five years, including $34 million in guaranteed salary, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Deals cannot be officially signed until the new league year begins on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET.

Johnson has spent all six of his NFL seasons with the Rams, who used the franchise tag on the star cornerback in each of the past two years.

The 28-year-old Johnson had 65 tackles and a pair of interceptions last season for the Rams, who used their franchise tag this season on safety Lamarcus Joyner to finally give Johnson the chance to hit free agency.

A third-round draft pick of the Rams in 2012, Johnson has appeared in 85 games, making 62 starts, for the Rams. He has 18 interceptions, including a career-best seven in 2015.

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