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Trumaine Johnson a healthy scratch in Jets' season finale vs. Patriots

The Jets' Trumaine Johnson walks off the field

The Jets' Trumaine Johnson walks off the field after an overtime loss to the Packers at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 23. Credit: Jim McIsaac

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Trumaine Johnson’s disappointing first season as a Jet ended with him being a healthy scratch.

Jets coach Todd Bowles disciplined Johnson Sunday, and de-activated him for the final game of the season against the Patriots.

Johnson didn’t practice Wednesday for what Bowles called “an in-house matter.” ESPN reported that Johnson didn’t show up for practice and also missed team meetings, which led to him being inactive.

The Jets signed Johnson to a five-year, $72.5 million contract last offseason to be their No. 1 corner. His season has been marred by giving up big plays and being whistled for game-changing penalties on critical late drives by the opposition.

Johnson missed five games with a quad injury and leads the Jets with four interceptions.

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