The Detroit Lions announced Monday that they’ve signed DE Cam Johnson to a futures contract for the 2018 season.
As of now, the Lions have signed 11 players to futures deals including:
- CB Adairius Barnes
- TE Brandon Barnes
- DE Alex Barrett
- WR Dontez Ford
- DT Toby Johnson
- C Leo Koloamatangi
- S Rolan Milligan
- T Dan Skipper
- QB Alek Torgersen
- DE Jeremiah Valoaga
- DE Cam Johnson
Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.
Johnson, 27, is a former seventh-round pick of the 49ers back in 2012. However, he was traded to the Colts a year later in return for WR Geoff Swain.
Johnson didn’t last long in Indianapolis, as he was cut Johnson loose coming out of the preseason in 2015 and he later signed on to the Browns’ practice squad. After a brief stint with the Cardinals, Johnson returned to the Browns in 2016 but was once again among their final roster cuts lat September.
In 2016, Johnson appeared in 12 games for the Browns and recorded 32 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 55 edge rusher out of 110 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.