The Tennessee Titans continue to rebuild the defensive side of the ball, agreeing Thursday night to a one-year deal with former Cleveland Browns cornerback Kevin Johnson.
Johnson, 28, played in 13 games for the Browns last season, including six starts. His signing gives the Titans a nickelback to play in the slot with second-year man Kristian Fulton on the outside opposite Janoris Jenkins.
Johnson has connections to head coach Mike Vrabel, having been with the Houston Texans for the first four seasons of his NFL career before joining the Buffalo Bills in 2019 and the Browns last season.
The Titans have been busy making over their secondary with Kevin Byard the only holdover among the starters from last season. The Titans have released safety Kenny Vaccaro and cornerbacks Malcolm Butler and Adoree' Jackson in cap-saving measures and allowed Desmond King to walk away in free agency.
Johnosn had 35 total tackles last season. He has just one career interception, which came his rookie year in 2015.
The Titans also re-signed swing tackle Ty Sambrailo, who filled in for Taylor Lewan before suffering a season-ending injury.