Rams’ tip cornerback Trumaine Johnson approaching to strike giveaway group after 2017 season

As he prepares for his sixth deteriorate with a Rams, Trumaine Johnson is a team’s tip cornerback and highest-paid player.

But apparently he is not a right fit. Not for a new long-term agreement anyway.

After General Manager Les Snead pronounced for months that a Rams would wait to see if Johnson was a “fit” for new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ 3-4 scheme, a group on Monday is approaching to let pass a NFL’s deadline for signing franchise-tagged players to long-term deals.

Johnson, 27, will acquire scarcely $17 million this season. Unless he and a group strech a last-minute agreement, he will strike a open marketplace in 2018.

The Lakers have a devise for giveaway group in July

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General manager Rob Pelinka says a Lakers have a devise in place for giveaway group when it starts on Jul 1. Part of a devise is to keep income top space accessible for Jul 2018.

General manager Rob Pelinka says a Lakers have a devise in place for giveaway group when it starts on Jul 1. Part of a devise is to keep income top space accessible for Jul 2018.

Lonzo Ball talks about apropos a Laker

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Lonzo Ball, a second altogether collect in a 2017 NBA draft, is introduced as a newest member of a Los Angeles Lakers.

Lonzo Ball, a second altogether collect in a 2017 NBA draft, is introduced as a newest member of a Los Angeles Lakers.

Lonzo Ball embraces expectations a day after a Lakers name him with No. 2 pick

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Lonzo Ball talks with The Times’ Lindsey Thiry about embracing Magic Johnson’s high expectations, a day after a Lakers comparison Ball with a No. 2 collect in a NBA draft.

Lonzo Ball talks with The Times’ Lindsey Thiry about embracing Magic Johnson’s high expectations, a day after a Lakers comparison Ball with a No. 2 collect in a NBA draft.

It's a feel good time as a Lakers deliver No. 2 collect Lonzo Ball

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The Times’ Bill Plaschke, Tania Ganguli and Lindsey Thiry news from El Segundo where a Lakers introduced No. 2 altogether collect Lonzo Ball. Plus, who are a Lakers perplexing to land next? 

The Times’ Bill Plaschke, Tania Ganguli and Lindsey Thiry news from El Segundo where a Lakers introduced No. 2 altogether collect Lonzo Ball. Plus, who are a Lakers perplexing to land next? 

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