The Jets have informed cornerback Trumaine Johnson that he'll be cut, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.
Johnson's $11 million salary had been set to become fully guaranteed on March 20.
Per earlier reporting from Vacchiano, Johnson will be cut as soon as the players vote on the new CBA and the 2020 rules are set, according to an NFL source. When he's cut, he'll leave $12 million in dead money on the Jets' cap and they would prefer to split that hit over two seasons.
Johnson and the Jets have had a rocky relationship to say the least ever since the cornerback signed a five-year, $72.5 million deal two years ago.
Between injuries and an early season benching in 2019, Johnson only appeared in 17 total games for the Jets over two years with the team. In those 17 games, Johnson had five interceptions and seven pass breakups.
Vacchiano also reported last week that the Jets made it clear at the NFL Combine that they are looking for cornerback help on the free-agent market, according to multiple NFL sources, and they're not afraid to pay a hefty price to get it.