NFL CAREER – Originally a seventh-round draft pick by the St. Louis Rams in 2010, Johnson joins the Saints as a free agent in 2012. The former University of Alabama standout has appeared in five games in two seasons for the Rams, totaling nine tackles (five solo) and two passes defensed while also contributing on special teams. In 2011, Johnson saw action in three contests and recorded seven tackles (four solo) and two passes defensed.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by Saints, 5/10/12; Waived by St. Louis Rams, 5/3/12; Placed on reserve/injured list by St. Louis, 11/22/11; Activated from reserve/PUP list by St. Louis, 10/29/11; Placed on reserve/PUP list by St. Louis, 8/31/11; Signed to reserve/futures contract by St. Louis, 1/4/11; Placed on reserve/injured list by St. Louis, 10/6/10; Signed to the practice squad by St. Louis, 9/30/10; Waived by St. Louis, 9/28/10; Signed to the active roster by St. Louis, 9/18/10; Signed to the practice squad by St. Louis, 9/5/10; Waived by St. Louis, 9/4/10; Signed to a four-year contract by St. Louis, 6/28/10; Drafted by St. Louis in the seventh round (211th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
2011 – Saw action in three contests after spending the beginning the season on the PUP list while recovering from a knee injury…Finished with seven tackles (four solo) and two passes defensed…Registered a career-high seven tackles (four solo) and a pass defense vs. New Orleans, Oct. 30…Recorded a pass defense at Cleveland, Nov. 13…Played on defense and special teams before suffering a season-ending lacerated spleen injury vs. Seattle, Nov. 20. 2010 – Appeared in two games before his rookie season was cut short due to a knee injury injury…Registered two tackles (one solo) and saw action on special teams…Saw action on defense and special teams at Oakland, Nov. 19…Recorded two tackles (one solo) vs. Washington, Nov. 26.
COLLEGE – Appeared in 50 games with 13 starts as a four-year letterman at Alabama…Finished with 89 tackles, 24 passes defensed, three interceptions and a fumble recovery…Helped Crimson Tide win National Championship as a senior, appearing in 14 contests with ten starts and registering 29 tackles (24 solo), an interception and 18 passes defensed…As a junior, played in all 14 games with three starts and tallied 49 tackles, two interceptions and five passes defensed.
PERSONAL – Led Booker (Sarasota, Fla.) HS to a 13-2 record as a senior, registering 39 solo tackles, five interceptions and 15 passes defensed…Also returned punts, averaging 37.6 yards per return…Named all-state as a cornerback and punt returner…Also competed as a member of the state-champion basketball team, in addition to competing in the triple jump in the Florida state track and field championships…Marquis Adrian Johnson was born May 18, 1988.
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Kevin Williams talks with reporters on Sunday, August 2, 2015. (New Orleans video)
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