Most of the players who end up holding out from minicamp or training camp are searching for a new contract while still playing under their rookie deal, and it sounds like that is the case for Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson.
Johnson, who is set to make a base salary of $1.8-million in the final year of his rookie contract this season, was not present for the start of minicamp on Tuesday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that he has been in discussions with the Cardinals about a new contract.
But until he gets one, he isn’t playing, as Johnson remains a holdout for this week’s mandatory minicamp that began yesterday.
Schefter adds that the two sides have been in discussions regarding a new deal for some time and the new deal should be reached before the start of the season.
And I can assure you of that because without Johnson in the lineup, the Cardinals’ season is over.
Source: Larry Brown Sports