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.