NASHVILLE – Veteran cornerback Kevin Johnson is retiring from the NFL.
On Friday, the Titans will place Johnson on the Reserve/Retired list as part of the league's transactions.
Johnson, a first-round pick (16th overall) of the Houston Texans in the 2015 NFL Draft, agreed to terms with the Titans back in March. He was expected to add more competition while competing for a spot in a new-look secondary.
Since, the Titans drafted defensive backs Caleb Farley and Elijah Molden in the NFL Draft after also signing Janoris "Jackrabbit" Jenkins in free agency.
Johnson had not been taking part in the on-field portion of organized team activities.
In his six-year NFL career with the Texans (2015-2018), Bills (2019) and Browns (2020), Johnson played in 65 games, with 25 starts. He recorded 191 tackles with an interception and 22 passes defensed.
Johnson (6-0, 185) worked primarily in the slot last season while playing in 13 games, with six starts, for the Browns. He recorded 34 tackles with three passes defense, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a half-sack.
During his collegiate career at Wake Forest, Johnson appeared in 47 games with 41 starts and recorded 191 tackles, seven interceptions and 35 pass breakups.