Johnson stayed away for much of the offseason before reporting to the club in early June for minicamp. However, when he arrived, he reiterated his desire for a change of scenery.
Johnson has been a valuable pass-catcher out of the backfield for the Browns, but the rise of Nick Chubb and the addition of Kareem Hunt (who will join the team after his eight-game suspension) likely spells a smaller role for him in 2019. Given Johnson’s history – including a yearly average of 59 receptions and 543 receiving yards – he’s justifiably looking for consistent playing time.
So far, the Browns have not shown a willingness to move Johnson, but things could change between now and September.
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