Texans moving on from Kevin Johnson

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The Texans are moving on from cornerback Kevin Johnson.

The team is trying to trade Johnson, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported Saturday. But it’s doubtful anyone would take on a $9.1 million cap hit for the oft-injured cornerback who, one way or the other, is expected to become a free agent later this month.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported earlier this week the Texans would release Johnson.

The Texans drafted Johnson in the first round in 2015. He played all 16 games as a rookie, but Johnson appeared in only 19 games the past three years, missing 29 with injuries.

Johnson, 26, had two concussions end his season after only one game in 2018.

6 responses to “Texans moving on from Kevin Johnson

  1. Even healthy he was terrible. I remember his last concussion where he was beaten so badly by the receiver that he lept towards him with both arms stretched out and by the time he hit the ground he couldn’t pull his arms back quick enough to protect his fall and slammed his noggin on the turf….

  2. I can think of another 1st round CB from the 2015 draft that’s available for the same price – Trae Waynes. Could be a fit for Houston.

  3. What a waste. Kid had the most fluid hips when he came out and was considered a shutdown guy for anything under 20 yards. Unfortunately, he’s fragile.

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