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Trumaine Johnson | Defensive Back | #22

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 208
College: Montana
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (65) / LAR
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According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, earlier this month the Saints were willing to offer the Rams a second-round pick for CB Trumaine Johnson, but Johnson was unwilling to sign long-term in New Orleans.
Johnson was unwilling to sign with the Saints because he "so badly wanted to remain in Los Angeles" and work things out with the Rams, who also, as Schefter notes, weren't as motivated to move Johnson as the media made it sound in March. Johnson is going to ask for the moon from the Rams in any long-term talks since they've franchised him twice in two years. The Saints nabbed CB Marshon Lattimore at pick No. 11 on Thursday and could look at more corners Friday. Apr 28 - 5:51 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Rams franchise player Trumaine Johnson is open to an extension.

Franchised two years in a row then placed on the trade market, Johnson's situation in Los Angeles has seemingly turned toxic, but he's open to staying if the Rams are willing to pay up. Everything the Rams have done the past two years has suggested they are not. The sides have until July 15 to work something out.
Apr 25 - 6:55 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Rams CB Trumaine Johnson is "staying put" for 2017.

The Rams couldn't have handled this situation worse. They franchise-tagged Johnson for the second consecutive year, which guarantees him over $16.7 million and makes Johnson the league's highest-paid corner. Then, Los Angeles immediately floated Johnson's name on the trade block only to garner zero interest, as teams aren't going to give up assets and pay Johnson a fully-guaranteed $16.7 million. Johnson likely will play out 2017 and leave L.A. next year.
Apr 24 - 10:47 AM

The Rams are now open to signing franchise player CB Trumaine Johnson to a long-term deal.

They have until July 15, the point after which no franchise players can be signed to extensions. The Rams tried shopping Johnson in trade talks, but no teams were willing to meet their demands. A big motivation for extending Johnson's deal is that it would lower his albatross of a cap charge ($16.742 million).
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 9 - 2:14 PM

ESPN's Alden Gonzalez suggests the Rams are unlikely to trade CB Trumaine Johnson.

Johnson's name was thrown around as a trade candidate early in free agency, but there has not been any noise on that front since. With Richard Sherman now available for the right price, Gonzalez does not believe teams will be interested in trading for Johnson, who is set to cost $16.742 million under the terms of the franchise tag. At the Combine, GM Les Snead said the team wants to see how Johnson fits with new DC Wade Phillips before making any long-term decisions.
Source: ESPN
Apr 6 - 12:40 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said to "keep an eye on" the Browns in trade talks for Rams franchise player CB Trumaine Johnson.

The Rams tagged Johnson for the second year in a row, but it doesn't sound like he's long for L.A. The Rams feel Johnson is a poor fit for Wade Phillips' defensive scheme, which emphasizes man coverage. The Browns have over $100 million in cap space and could easily take on Johnson's $16.7 million salary.
Mar 7 - 5:01 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Rams are in trade "discussions with several teams" about franchise player CB Trumaine Johnson.

Johnson signed his franchise tender on Monday, which will pay him $16.7 million in 2017. The Rams have been reluctant to sign Johnson to a long-term deal, suggesting they see him as a questionable fit under new DC Wade Phillips. One of the better cover corners in football, Johnson would obviously be a huge get for whoever lands him.
Mar 7 - 2:55 PM

Rams signed franchise player CB Trumaine Johnson to a one-year, $16.7 million contract.

It's not a surprise, as a long-term contract doesn't seem to be a possibility. Rams GM Les Snead has said in so many words that the team views 2017 as a trial run for Johnson in new DC Wade Phillips' system.
Mar 6 - 3:13 PM

Rams LCB Trumaine Johnson will sign his franchise tender in "short order."

Sporting his second straight franchise tag, Johnson is due a whopping $16.7 million in 2017. The Rams are reportedly waiting to see how Johnson fits in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' scheme before signing him to a long-term deal.
Mar 3 - 2:20 PM

Rams GM Les Snead suggested 2017 will be a trial run for franchise tagged CB Trumaine Johnson.

The implication being they will not look to sign him to a long-term deal until they see how he fits in new DC Wade Phillips' system. Of course, if he excels under Phillips, they risk Johnson bolting for more money in free agency. After tagging him two years in a row, it will not be financially viable for the Rams to tag Johnson again next spring.
Mar 2 - 10:51 AM

Rams assigned the non-exclusive franchise tag to CB Trumaine Johnson.

Tagged for the second straight season, Johnson will now be the league's highest-paid CB in annual salary at $16.7 million. After losing CB Janoris Jenkins last offseason, the Rams weren't prepared to let Johnson follow him out the door. Now that they've essentially said Johnson is worth $16 million-plus, that will likely set the bar in long-term contract talks. Johnson has ups and downs, but there are more peaks than valleys in his game. He'll be DC Wade Phillips' new Aqib Talib as the Rams' No. 1 outside corner.
Mar 1 - 12:03 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Rams will likely use the franchise tag on free agent CB Trumaine Johnson.

The Rams were originally expected to let Johnson test the open market after his play fell off a bit in 2016, but have apparently decided they can't let their No. 1 cornerback walk for the second year in a row. The new coaching staff will expect Johnson to take a step forward under defensive maestro Wade Phillips.
Feb 27 - 1:09 PM

Rams GM Les Snead declined to say if free agent CB Trumaine Johnson will be re-signed.

"That will be a big decision," Snead said. "Probably one of the top priorities when Wade [Phillips] walks in the door because, obviously, the magnitude of what his contract will look like and what another franchise tag looks like and everything in between." Johnson took a step back last year, but is still the Rams’ best outside corner. He would cost $16.8 million if franchised in 2017.
Jan 28 - 8:07 PM

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports the Rams have been expected to let CB Trumaine Johnson test the market in free agency.

Robinson specifically said the Rams have been expected to let Jeff "Fisher guys" walk in free agency, although he did add new coach Sean McVay and new DC Wade Phillips could have something to say about that. Phillips relies heavily on corners in his scheme, so he might not be happy to see the best corner on the roster walk out the door. Johnson played this season under the terms of the franchise tag.
Jan 14 - 12:40 PM

Rams LCB Trumaine Johnson (ankle) is active for Week 9 against the Panthers.

It's a big boost for the Rams' inconsistent defense. Johnson missed Weeks 6 and 7 before the Rams' bye. Inactive for the Rams are QB Sean Mannion, DB Dwayne Gratz, OL Jamon Brown, OT Pace Murphy, TE Temarrick Hemingway, WR Nelson Spruce and DE Matt Longacre.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 02:39:00 PM

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