After initially making him available for trade, the Los Angeles Rams are not expected to move cornerback Trumaine Johnson before the start of the 2017 season, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.
The Rams hit Johnson with the franchise tag for the second consecutive season, which will pay him $16.7 million in 2017.
During the NFL Scouting Combine, Rams general manager Les Snead told reporters the team had to figure out if Johnson “fit” in new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ system.
Johnson reportedly worked with Phillips during the early portions of workouts, so that could have answered the question of him fitting the scheme.
According to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez, Johnson and Rams were discussing a long-term deal, but it’s unclear if they have made any progress.
The two sides have until July 15 to agree to a long-term deal.