The sometimes acrimonious nature of the Rams’ contract negotiations with cornerback Janoris Jenkins meant that Tuesday night’s news of his signing generated a lot of notice.
The fact that the Rams also signed third-round pick Trumaine Johnson, first reported by Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch got less fanfare. Johnson’s deal got done, though, and he will join Jenkins and the rest of the Rams rookies as they report for work on Wednesday.
Johnson played cornerback as a four-year starter at Montana, but there’s been a lot of talk about moving him over to safety this summer. At 6’2″ and 200 pounds, Johnson has the size to play the position and the Rams have an opening in the starting lineup next to Quentin Mikell this season. Training camp will decide where and how much Johnson plays as a rookie.
With Jenkins and Johnson in the fold, the Rams have signed all 10 of their draft picks in time for the start of Jeff Fisher’s first training camp as Rams coach. The hope is that those 10 players help turn around the fortunes of the franchise or, at the very least, don’t contribute to making things even worse.