The Los Angeles Rams have bolstered their defense by signing safety John Johnson to a one-year contract, according to ESPN’s NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler.
Johnson, a familiar face to Rams fans, returns to the team that drafted him in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Having spent his initial four seasons with the Rams, Johnson then embarked on a new chapter of his career with the Cleveland Browns, signing a three-year, $33.75 million free-agent deal.
Over the past two seasons, he made his presence felt on the Browns’ roster, contributing to 32 games and showcasing his playmaking abilities with four interceptions and three forced fumbles.
Johnson’s arrival provides the Rams with an experienced asset, boasting an impressive 80 career starts.
His versatility and familiarity with the Rams’ defensive system could potentially propel him back into a starting role, providing guidance to a young team.
As the Rams continue to fortify their ranks, Johnson’s return marks a significant move in their quest for defensive excellence in the upcoming season.