March 1st, 2017
The Rams have placed the franchise tag on cornerback Trumaine Johnson. It’s the 2nd year in a row that Johnson was placed under the franchise tag, which likely means Johnson will be spending at least one more season with the Rams.
After making $14 million last year, he will earn nearly $17 million under a $167-million salary cap set by the NFL. The Rams can still work out a long-term deal with Johnson. However, If Johnson signs with another team, the Rams would receive two No. 1 draft picks as compensation.
Johnson had a career-high 7 interceptions last season. He is an important part of defense that ranked 9th in the NFL last season, and was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal season.
Johnson was one of seven NFL players who were tagged this week in the run-up to Wednesday’s deadline.