Johnson, who played just one game last season due to a concussion, is due $9.1MM in 2019. Having dealt with other injuries in the past, Johnson is certainly a release candidate. He will have to pass a physical by March 17 for that to occur, however.
Houston has plenty of cap space ($80.9MM — third-most in the league) but has not seen Johnson live up to his draft slot. The Texans do not exactly feature a stable cornerback situation, though. Stalwart Johnathan Joseph will turn 35 this year, and Shareece Wright is a free agent. Aaron Colvin missed extensive time last season.
The No. 16 overall pick in 2015, Johnson has missed 29 games. If another team does not make a move to land him, on a cornerback market that isn’t especially strong, it appears likely the Texans would release him.
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