The Rams have made their decision between their free agent cornerbacks.
And they picked the one with the agent at the moment.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Rams have chosen to use the franchise tag on Trumaine Johnson, guaranteeing him $13.952 million as soon as he signs. They can still do a long-term deal between now and July 15.
That means they didn’t elect to use it on Janoris Jenkins, a process made more complicated when Jenkins fired his agent over the weekend, leaving him in negotiation limbo.
Johnson is the bigger player of the two, and apparently they deemed him tougher to replace, since Jenkins is now free to test the market.