Veteran RB David Johnson announced via his Twitter account that he and the Saints were unable to reach an agreement on a contract following his tryout for the team during their minicamp.
— David Johnson (@DavidJohnson31) June 17, 2022
Johnson, 30, was taken in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Cardinals. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $2.992 million contract when he agreed to a three-year, $39 million extension worth up to $45 million.
The Cardinals traded Johnson to the Texans in 2020 as part of the DeAndre Hopkins deal. Johnson stood to make a base salary of $7,950,000 in 2021 when he restructured his contract to take a pay cut but remain in Houston.
In 2021, Johnson appeared in 13 games for the Texans and rushed for 228 yards on 67 carries with 32 receptions for 225 yards and one touchdown.
We have him included in our Top 100 – 2022 Free Agents list.