The Buffalo Bills are expected to sign Johnson pending final review of the contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation.
Buffalo is also adding one of the top centers available: Mitch Morse. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that the Bills are expected to sign the former Kansas City Chiefs center to a contract as Morse is expected to slide into the starting role on a Buffalo offensive line void of bona fide starters. And Morse will come away as the new bar for centers, as NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the deal is for four years and $44.5 million with $26.5 million guaranteed. He will get $19.5 million in his first season and $28.375 by the second year.
The Bills also agreed to terms with Tyler Kroft on a three-year, $18.75 million deal, a source told Rapoport. The contract is worth up to $21 million.
In total over that span, he has appeared in 19 games with eight starts after appearing in 16 games with 10 starts in his rookie season.
Here are other transactions we are monitoring Monday:
Detroit also announced that it released linebacker Trevor Bates.
Chicago re-signed tight end Ben Braunecker to a two-year deal. Since joining Chicago as a UDFA in 2016, Braunecker has caught seven passes for 83 yards.
- The Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to terms with tight end C.J. Uzomah on a three-year deal worth more than $18 million, Rapoport reports. Cincy also re-signed safety Brandon Wilson to a one-year deal.
- The Houston Texans announced that they have re-signed defensive end Angelo Blackson, wide receiver DeAndre Carter and defensive end Joel Heath.