Former second-round choose Austin Johnson isn’t in nice standing with the Titans, Andrew Ortenberg of Profootball Rumors studies. The 43rd general choose of the 2016 draft has struggled to make an influence and may not be lengthy for the group.
The defensive lineman goes to be preventing for a roster spot in coaching camp, in line with Jim Wyatt of the group’s official website.
Wyatt does notice that defensive coordinator Dean Pees had some reward for him earlier this offseason, however he gained’t be assured a spot due to his draft pedigree.
Final season, Johnson performed round 38 % of the group’s defensive snaps in a rotational function.
In 16 video games and 9 begins, he completed with 22 tackles, one sack, and two passes defended. It was by far probably the most enjoying time he’s acquired in his younger profession.
Heading into the ultimate 12 months of his rookie contract, Johnson is scheduled to make $1.8MM in 2019. Wyatt does notice that his wage gained’t be held towards him, and Tennessee will solely lower him if he will get beat out by somebody higher.