In the wake of Kayvon Webster’s season ending injury, Rams insider Myles Simmons is reporting that the Los Angeles Rams have called up DB Isaiah Johnson to the active roster from the practice squad.
Johnson has been with the team for two years, but hasn’t gotten too much playing time, appearing in three games last season, mostly with the special teams. This year, Johnson was on the roster for the New York Giants’ game, but did not get onto the field.
Isaiah Johnson doesn’t seem like he’s going to play a factor in any games this season, unless more injuries befall the Rams secondary. A Georgia Tech product, Johnson was originally signed as an undrafted free agent in 2015 by the Detroit Lions and appeared in 6 games for them.
The Rams also re-signed CB Marcus Sayles to the practice squad after being let go on December 5th. Sayles feels like another player that’s solely being used for depth purposes, bringing the number of players on the practice squad back up to the 10.
What these moves really communicate is that the Rams are going to be thin at cornerback going into the final stretch of the season. They’re still in relatively good shape, but they can’t afford any more bad news if they expect to play at the level they’ve been at on defense.