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Trumaine Johnson, Rams Reportedly to Talk Contract Amid Trade Rumors

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 9, 2017

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 02:  Cornerback Trumaine Johnson #22 of the Los Angeles Rams during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 17-13.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

While a trade remains a possibility, the Los Angeles Rams are considering a long-term extension for cornerback Trumaine Johnson.

Per Alden Gonzalez of ESPN, the team wants to secure a new deal before the July 15 deadline while hopefully lowering the player's cap number for 2017 in the process.

The Rams placed the franchise tag on Johnson for the second year in a row, making him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL at $16.7 million for this upcoming season.

However, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported in early March Los Angeles discussed a potential trade with "several teams."

Although the team reportedly hoped to get a deal done before Monday's offseason program, Johnson's future remains up in the air.

The 27-year-old started 14 games last season, tallying just one interception after grabbing seven the year before.

   

For more news, rumors and related stories about Trumaine Johnson, the Los Angeles Rams and the NFL, check out the NFL and Rams streams on Bleacher Report's app.

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