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Trumaine Johnson | Defensive Back | #22

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 213
College: Montana
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (65) / LAR
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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Steelers are among the teams interested in a "possible (Trumaine) Johnson trade."
La Canfora goes on to note the trade of E.J. Gaines on Friday made it "even less likely" the Rams trade Johnson, who is due $16.7 million via his franchise tag. Viewed as a questionable fit in DC Wade Phillips' scheme and unlikely to receive a long-term deal, the Rams would be sensible to field offers for Johnson. Aug 12 - 12:09 PM

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Franchise-tagged CB Trumaine Johnson said he wanted a long-term deal with the Rams "big time."

Obviously he didn't get one and now he senses that the Rams are moving in another direction. Clearly the Rams feel that Johnson is a questionable fit in new DC Wade Phillips' man-coverage scheme and don't see him as a long-term fix. The 27-year-old will earn $16.742 million under the franchise tag this season.
Jul 30 - 9:42 AM

Yahoo's Charles Robinson confirms the Rams are not expected to reach a long-term agreement with franchise-tagged CB Trumaine Johnson by next week's deadline.

ESPN's Adam Schefter and CBS' Jason La Canfora both reported the same thing last month. Johnson would surely prefer a long-term deal, but it's hard for him to complain, as he'll head into free agency having made $31 million off franchise tags in 2016-17. Johnson turns 28 on New Year's Day.
Jul 11 - 2:25 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Rams will not reach a long-term agreement with franchise-tagged CB Trumaine Johnson before the July 17 deadline.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported the same a week ago, and it does not look like anything has changed. Unable to sign Johnson to a long-term deal after tagging him last year, it would have been difficult for the Rams to handle this situation any worse, and it now looks like Johnson will head to free agency next spring having earned $31 million over two seasons.
Jun 27 - 10:23 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora believes there is no chance the Rams and franchise-tagged CB Trumaine Johnson work out a long-term deal before the July 17 deadline.

La Canfora reports the two sides have had one conversation about a long-term deal and were so far apart there was no need for a follow-up call. The Rams have truly mangled this situation, and it now looks like Johnson will head to free agency next spring having pocketed $31 million over two years.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 20 - 8:52 AM

Rams GM Les Snead remains "noncommittal" about extending franchise player CB Trumaine Johnson.

Snead wanted to see how Johnson fit in new DC Wade Phillips' man-coverage scheme before opening contract talks. Now Johnson has a month of practices under his belt, but the Rams are no closer to signing him long term. "We're going to continue to sit and discuss -- because his situation is based on all the people we have, whether it's Aaron [Donald], [Alec] Ogletree, Tru -- and navigate those waters," said Snead. Johnson is reportedly seeking at least as much as Desmond Trufant, who landed a five-year, $69 million extension in Atlanta.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 16 - 2:36 PM

Rams CB Trumaine Johnson skipped Tuesday's OTA session.

The coaching staff appeared to be blindsided by the absence, with Sean McVay saying he was "not really sure where" Johnson was. The corner is scheduled to make $16.742 million this season after being tagged for the second year in a row, but he likely wants a long-term extension. The Rams dangled him on the trade block before the draft.
Source: AP
Jun 1 - 10:46 AM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 28 - 5:51 PM

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

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