When the Buffalo Bills signed former All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman last week, it signaled that the team was likely ready to move on from veteran Kevin Johnson, who joined the team last year on a one-year contract. Johnson, 27, has at least one reported suitor.
Buried in an article discussing the Denver Broncos’ signing of offensive lineman Graham Glasgow, Mike Klis of 9news.com reports that Denver is pursuing Johnson. Klis wrote that Denver is pursuing “slot corners,” then he named Johnson specifically.
While Johnson isn’t necessarily a “slot corner,” he certainly has the ability to serve as one. Given his versatility combined with the fact that the Broncos are set to lose Chris Harris Jr. via free agency, their interest in a player like Johnson makes sense.
Johnson was drafted in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. He was only able to play in 35 of a possible 64 games during his four years with Houston thanks to a litany of injuries. He suited up in all 16 games for the Bills last year, marking the first time he was able to accomplish that feat since his rookie season.
With Buffalo, Johnson made 36 tackles, one sack, and one tackle for loss, adding five pass breakups on the year.