The Facts: Johnson still wants a trade out of Cleveland, but he isn't going to hold out to try to force the Browns' hand. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday morning that Johnson would report to training camp with teammates, per a source informed of the decision.
Diehards Line: Johnson requested a trade after the team signed running back Kareem Hunt earlier this offseason, hoping to go to a team with a clearer path to touches. Hunt's eight-game suspension clouds the situation. The Browns need Johnson to back up Nick Chubb until Hunt's suspension is over, while Johnson sees the future when he's a bit-part once that eventuality takes place. Thus the deadlock. The Browns haven't been bowled over with a trade offer and will likely hang onto Johnson until they get one (perhaps if another team sees its top back go down to injury) or closer to the trade deadline.