The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday that CB Kevin Johnson was admitted to the hospital yesterday for a lacerated liver.
Injury Update: CB Kevin Johnson was admitted to University Hospitals yesterday afternoon after sustaining an abdominal injury when another player landed on him during yesterday’s practice. pic.twitter.com/NTBT7iJcBH
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 20, 2020
Johnson, 28, is a former first-round pick out of Wake Forest by the Texans in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $10.04 million rookie contract when the Texans picked up his fifth-year option in 2018.
Johnson was owed $9.1 million under his fifth-year option, but the Texans made the decision to release him last year and he eventually signed on with the Bills.
The Browns signed Johnson to a one-year, $3.5 million contract that can up worth up to $6 million through incentives this past April.
In 2019, Johnson appeared in all 16 games for the Bills and recorded 34 tackles, one sack, and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 22 cornerback out of 113 qualifying players.