Lonnie Johnson, TJ Carter have new NFL teams and opportunities

On3 imageby:Drew Franklin08/16/22


A couple of 2019 Citrus Bowl champs are on the move in the National Football League.

First, former Kentucky defensive lineman TJ Carter has a new opportunity in Los Angeles at the Rams’ training camp. Carter was picked up by L.A. today following his release from New Orleans when the Saints trimmed the roster from 90 to 85.

Prior to his shot with the Saints and now the Rams, Carter played in the USFL rebirth earlier this year with the Michigan Panthers, where he caught the NFL’s eye with 24 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Before the USFL, Carter spent last preseason in Pittsburgh all the way up until the 53-man cuts. He first signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent, and has yet to play an NFL game to date.

Maybe Liam Coen can put in a good word to keep the fellow former Wildcat around Los Angeles.

Titan Up, Lonnie

In news that has KSR headquarters buzzing, former Kentucky cornerback Lonnie Johnson joined the Tennessee Titans to help with the inexperience in the Titans’ secondary. Johnson is a three-year vet in the league with 44 games played, all with the Houston Texans, his new AFC South rival. During his first year in Texas, Johnson was coached by Anthony Midget in the secondary, now the defensive backs coach in Nashville.

With that connection and Johnson’s past on-field success, the Titans jumped on the opportunity to claim him off waivers when he was released in Kansas City on Monday, three months after the Chiefs traded to get him.


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