Rams Re-Sign WR Tyler Johnson

Already re-signing Demarcus Robinson this offseason, the Rams will continue their receiver-retention effort weeks later. They have circled back to Tyler Johnson, re-signing the veteran wideout Sunday, per KPRC2’s Aaron Wilson.

The Rams are set to return their top receivers from last season. Employing Cooper Kupp for an eighth year, the Rams have Puka Nacua, Robinson and Tutu Atwell under contract. Johnson spent most of the 2023 season on the Rams’ practice squad, but the team will see how the former fifth-round pick looks in a second year in Sean McVay‘s offense.

Johnson, 25, initially caught on with the Rams midway through last year; the Raiders had cut the Minnesota alum not long after adding him. Johnson played in one Rams game last year but joins Ben Skowronek in rounding out a Rams receiving corps that should look quite similar from their 2023 edition. While it would not surprise to see the team add a draft choice to vie for a job, continuity reigns at this position group for the time being.

Best known for his early-career work with the Buccaneers, Johnson joined ex-Golden Gophers teammate Antoine Winfield Jr.┬áin being a 2020 Tampa Bay draftee. The 6-foot-1 wideout caught two touchdown passes as a rookie during a season that earned him a Super Bowl ring and produced a career-high 360 receiving yards during a rather eventful season for Bucs receivers — due largely to Antonio Brown‘s timeline — the following year.

Johnson logged two Texans games in 2022 and caught two passes for the Rams last season, scoring a touchdown during a Week 18 game against the 49ers in which both teams rested several regulars. He will again vie for a backup job this year.

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