Latest John Johnson News

Browns release veteran DT Richardson in salary-cap move

Apr. 16, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — This off-season remodeling of the Browns' defense includes a surprising removal. Veteran tackle Sheldon Richardson's contract was terminated on Friday, a head-scratching move that creates more salary-cap space but also a hole in the middle of...

Browns' Jackson: Clowney could 'hop on' Super Bowl contender

Mar. 31, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — When he hit free agency, Malik Jackson had a short list of teams the veteran defensive tackle considered signing with. All of them had to fit one requirement. They had to be a Super Bowl contender. The Browns were a match. Jackson,...

Floyd sets sights on All-Pro honors after staying with Rams

Mar. 25, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Floyd is much more than a pass rusher to the Los Angeles Rams, and that's why they gave him $64 million to stick around for four more seasons. The Rams are also much more than a free-agent destination to Floyd, who is overjoyed he got to stay...

Walker: Browns 'perfect fit' after leaving Colts

Mar. 22, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Anthony Walker walked on to Northwestern's campus for his only college visit and knew it was where he belonged. He felt the same last week when he met with the Browns. “I thought it was the perfect fit, honestly,” the middle...

Patriots, Bucs among those making biggest waves so far

Mar. 22, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

Bill Belichick never was one to spend wildly in free agency. Watching Tom Brady win another Super Bowl in another city sure changed that. The New England Patriots doled out $175 million in guarantees in the first 48 hours of free agency following a 7-9 stumble in 2020...

Browns continue defensive makeover, add Walker, Jackson

Mar. 19, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Takk McKinley showed up at the Browns' headquarters in a suit to sign his new, one-year contract. It's part of the defensive end's image makeover. Cleveland's defense looks spiffier, too. General manager Andrew Berry continued his...

AP source: Browns agree to terms with former Rams CB Hill

Mar. 18, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns continued to upgrade their secondary by agreeing to terms on a contract with free agent cornerback Troy Hill, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Thursday. Cleveland needed depth and versatility at the...

Rams re-sign pass rusher Leonard Floyd after breakout year

Mar. 18, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pass rusher Leonard Floyd has agreed to a four-year deal to return to the Los Angeles Rams, slowing the team's losses in free agency. The Rams announced the deal Monday. ESPN reported the contract is worth $64 million for Floyd, who is coming off the...

With Brady's largesse, Bucs keeping title gang together

Mar. 15, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

Tom Brady doesn't merely lead teams to Super Bowl wins on the field. He also helps keep together championship teams that have salary cap issues. So sackmaster Shaq Barrett, fellow standout linebacker Lavonte David and old buddy Rob Gronkowski will remain in Tampa Bay. ...

AP source: Browns signing S Johnson, edge rushers elusive

Mar. 15, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Weakened by injuries and lacking experienced depth, the Browns' secondary was a major problem throughout last season. John Johnson III should help fix it. A dependable playmaker for the Los Angeles Rams, Johnson agreed Monday to...