Kevin Johnson spent the 2019 season with the Bills. Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The Browns are adding another former first-round defensive back on a one-year deal. After signing safety Karl Joseph on Wednesday night, they have agreed to terms with former Round 1 cornerback Kevin Johnson.

Johnson and the Browns agreed on a one-year, $3.5M deal, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Incentives could spike the contract’s value to $6M, Schefter adds.

The Texans backed out of Johnson’s fifth-year option in 2019, a move the new CBA will no longer allow teams to execute free of charge, and he wound up with the Bills. The 2015 first-round pick played in all 16 games as a role player in Buffalo’s secondary, recording 36 tackles and posting five passes defensed.

Despite being an off-the-bench contributor, Johnson stayed healthy in 2019. That proved to be pivotal for a cornerback who saw injuries derail his time in Houston. Johnson, 27, missed 10 games in 2016 and 15 in 2018. A severe concussion kept him out of action in ’18. He will join a Browns cornerback crew headed by Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.



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