Source: Jets to sign top free-agent CB Johnson

From ESPN - March 13, 2018

The New York Jets have landed arguably the top cornerback on the free-agent market, with a league source telling ESPN's Adam Schefter the team is expected to sign former Los Angeles Rams "franchise" player Trumaine Johnson.

The contract terms were not immediately available. Johnson intends to sign his deal after 4 p.m. Wednesday, when the league year begins, according to the source.

The addition of Johnson is an important one for the Jets, whose system is predicated on man-to-man coverage by the corners. Before landing Johnson, they had only one starting-caliber corner under contract, Buster Skrine, who is best suited to the No. 3 role.

The Jets also have been in talks with Morris Claiborne, who started 15 games last season. There's still a chance they could re-sign Claiborne, which would fortify a secondary that allowed 30 touchdown passes last season.

Johnson posted a farewell to the Rams on his Instagram account Monday. He will be reunited with secondary coach Dennard Wilson, who was his position coach with the Rams through 2016.


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