The Washington Football Team declined the option to tender RFA CB Danny Johnson before free agency started. Johnson has been a depth player in the secondary, but a much bigger help on special teams. He was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2018.
Danny Johnson was allowed to test the waters in free agency, but will now return to Washington on a 1-year deal. If he had received the lowest tender(original round), the team would have had the right of first refusal if another team tried to sign him. He would have returned on a 1-year deal worth $2.13 million like WR Cam Sims. Johnson will likely be given a minimum contract, or slightly above to return home.
OK, so now it's done: A one-year deal for CB Danny Johnson with Washington, per sources.— John Keim (@john_keim) March 18, 2021
CB Danny Johnson is re-signing in Washington on a one-year deal, @PostSports can confirm. He was mostly a kick returner last year -- 26 returns, 22 yards per return, no touchdowns -- but could provide some depth this year at CB, a position of need. (@john_keim 1st.)— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) March 18, 2021
Washington turned that interest into action. CB/KR Danny Johnson is back on a 1-year deal as expected with the news out this morning as others have noted. Great guy, ideal culture fit here and a helpful depth piece in several ways. WFT still needs more at CB help, but some here. https://t.co/zefuOrWNPv— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) March 18, 2021