Report: Bills to sign CB Kevin Johnson

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ORCHARD PARK, NY – DECEMBER 06: Kevin Johnson #30 of the Houston Texans makes a play on an incomplete pass to Charles Clay #85 of the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Kevin Johnson hasn’t been very good or very healthy much of his four year career. 

The Bills are hoping if the latter changes, then maybe the former will, too. 

According to Ian Rapoport, the Bills are going to sign the former Texans corner. Terms of the deal were not reported. 

Houston took Johnson in the first round of the 2015 with the 16th overall pick. Not much has gone right since. 

He’s missed 29 games the last three seasons due to a variety of injuries and has only 18 career starts. Johnson broke his foot in October of 2016 and then missed four games due to an MCL sprain in 2017. A concussion early last year landed him on injured reserve.

He made one career interception during his rookie season when he showed flashes of talent and eventually took over one of Houston’s starting cornerback positions. The injuries, in large part, prevented him from keeping that job. 

Johnson visited with the Bills last week after he was released by Houston. He also spoke with the Jets and Browns. Unlike most free agents discussed on Monday, Johnson can be officially signed at any moment. 

It does give the Bills an option to play across from Tre’Davious White if Levi Wallace can’t keep up the solid play that earned him the number two corner job last year. 

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