Cardinals RB David Johnson ends holdout, reports for training camp
The Arizona Cardinals will have their star running back present for the beginning of the training camp. David Johnson has ended his holdout and will report for the start of Cardinals training camp.
— David Johnson (@DavidJohnson31) July 23, 2018
Johnson tweeted out a photo Monday morning with the caption “In Gods hands now primed and ready to prove it! #ImBack” Camp starts on Friday for the Cardinals and a media relations player confirmed that Johnson will be with the team.
Johnson is entering his 4th year in the NFL and his last year on his rookie contract. Johnson skipped the June minicamp and two organized team activity practices in hopes of getting an extension. The two sides haven’t been able to come to an agreement yet, but Johnson will still be with the team. Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said back in June that they would like to get a deal done with Johnson.
“I don’t think there is any question David is one of our core players and someone we look forward to having a long-term future with,” Keim said, via the team’s website . “[It’s] no different from in the past, when we’ve rewarded players like Pat Peterson, Chandler Jones, Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Palmer, just to name a few. There’s no doubt in my mind moving forward that we will keep a positive outlook and again, look forward to rewarding him just like we have players in the past.”
Johnson has shown early in his career that he is a superstar in this league. Last year he missed most of the season after fracturing his wrist in Week one. He is fully healthy now and is primed for a big season.