The Facts: Johnson, who’s skipped the Browns’ voluntary offseason program until now, will participate in OTAs which begin Tuesday, a league source told cleveland.com.
Diehards Line: Johnson’s agent, Kristin Campbell, asked the Browns to trade the veteran running back, but the club has steadfastly said he’ll be an integral part of the team this season despite the fact they signed Kareem Hunt. Browns GM John Dorsey acknowledged before the draft that he had conversations with Campbell about trading Johnson. But he also said Johnson is a good back who will play a vital role on the team, and that he had no plans to trade him. In an apparent statement about his situation, Johnson skipped the first six weeks of the offeason program, including the extra voluntary minicamp April 23-25 awarded to new head coaches.