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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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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

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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

Rams LCB Trumaine Johnson (questionable, ankle) plans to play in Week 9 against the Panthers.

Johnson is four weeks into his 4-6 week timetable. He’s on track to return coming off a bye. Getting Johnson back is a huge boost to the Rams’ secondary.
Source: rams.com
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 07:45:00 PM

According to ESPN Rams reporter Alden Gonzalez, LCB Trumaine Johnson (ankle) has a "realistic chance" of playing Week 9 against the Panthers.

Johnson was limited at Wednesday's practice but coach Jeff Fisher said it was only because the team held him back. "He wanted more," said Fisher. "That'll give you some idea." All signs point to Johnson returning Sunday following a two-game absence. It will be a big upgrade for the Rams' secondary.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 01:22:00 PM

Rams LCB Trumaine Johnson (ankle) could return in Week 9.

Johnson has missed two games with his high-ankle sprain. With Robert Quinn and William Hayes returning last week, the Rams defense should be close to fully healthy coming off their bye.
Source: NFL.com
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 07:14:00 PM

Rams LCB Trumaine Johnson (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 6.

Johnson is expected to miss multiple weeks with his high-ankle sprain. His loss is going to be a major downgrade to the Rams' defense, but they're still a back-end starting option. Troy Hill will start opposite E.J. Gaines in base sets.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 04:45:00 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Rams LCB Trumaine Johnson will be sidelined a "few weeks" with a high-ankle sprain.

A high-ankle sprain was always the most likely diagnosis after a fracture was ruled out. Johnson will miss multiple games, something the Rams tacitly confirmed by claiming CB Dwayne Gratz off waivers. It's a big loss, as Johnson has been amongst the best corners in the league this season. It means more snaps for E.J. Gaines and Troy Hill, and perhaps Gratz.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 04:29:00 PM