Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: S Rashad Johnson of Alabama was a surprise pick considering the Cardinals are deep at his position. But Johnson had 11 interceptions over the past two years. Free safety Antrel Rolle's contract could escalate next year by more than $5 million. It's good to have alternatives in the event the Cardinals can't re-sign him. A closer look at the Cardinals' picks: Round 3/95 -- Rashad Johnson, S, 5-11, 203, Alabama...A bit of a surprise pick because the Cardinals are deep at safety. But Johnson was too good to pass on. The Cardinals sometimes play three or four safeties in certain dime packages, and Aaron Francisco, the third safety, has struggled in pass coverage. Johnson has excellent ball skills and could contribute immediately. - by The Sports Xchange
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10/04/15 - S Rashad Johnson had to leave Sunday's game with a back problem in the second half, although he later was able to return.
10/20/14 - FS Rashad Johnson underwent an MRI exam Monday to examine a sore patellar tendon. Initial indications are that it is tendinitis and nothing is wrong with the structure of the tendon.
10/12/14 - S Rashad Johnson made two interceptions Sunday, one of which he returned 28 yards for a touchdown with 18 seconds to play. "The coaching tip is to get down," Johnson said when asked if he should have just fallen to the ground. "But all I saw was green grass in the end zone. I assumed I could beat the offensive tackle to the end zone, so I took the opportunity to put the game away."
12/18/13 - S Rashad Johnson (high ankle sprain) isn't likely to play so rookie Tony Jefferson could get his first start. The Cardinals will miss Johnson's experience.
12/09/13 - S Rashad Johnson has intercepted three passes since suffering a severed fingertip against the Saints in week three.