Cardinals RB Johnson picks camaraderie over contract
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson is back in his happy place despite not having a coveted contract beyond this season.
"I wanted to be here for teammates, especially the younger guys, the new coaching staff -- let them know I'm all in for the team," Johnson said Wednesday in an interview televised by NFL Network.
Johnson is entering the final year of his rookie deal but opted not to hold out of training camp because he's viewed as a "veteran leader" in the locker room.
After earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2016, Johnson suffered a season-ending wrist fracture in Week 1 last season. He totaled just 23 yards on 11 carries and another 67 yards on six receptions. In 2016, he ran for 1,239 yards, collected another 879 yards through the air and scored 21 total touchdowns (including one on a kickoff return).
Johnson is set to earn $1.905 million in 2018.
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