Los Angeles Rams Tag Trumaine Johnson

Dec. 15, 2013 - St Louis, MO, USA - St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson reacts after New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley missed a 26-yard field goal attempt on New Orleans Saints' final possession in the fourth quarter on Sunday Dec. 15, 2013, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis

The Los Angeles Rams have ensured that cornerback Trumaine Johnson isn’t leaving Southern California. The team has announced that it has placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Johnson ahead of Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline.

Johnson was tagged for the 2nd year in a row, becoming the first defensive back to get tagged in back-to-back seasons since Charles Woodson back in 2004 and 2005 (h/t NFL.com), and is due to make $16.8 million, not too shabby.

Rams general manager Les Snead had the following to say to the Los Angeles Times regarding Johnson, back in January of this year.

“Wade (Phillips), like a lot of (defensive coordinators), likes good players on the outside,” Snead told The Los Angeles Times. “Trumaine fits that category … Trumaine is a larger guy with good ball skills and all things like that.”

Johnson, 27, was a third-round pick in the 2012 draft.