Cards sign third-round pick Johnson to 3-year deal

AP: Johnson, a walk-on out of high school, was a leader of the powerful Crimson Tide defense and is expected to fight for the backup role behind Adrian Wilson and Antrel Rolle and for a spot in the Cardinals’ “nickel” defense. Johnson was an Alabama captain as a junior and senior. He was second on the team in tackles with 89, 60 solos, along with five interceptions, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He was a unanimous all-SEC selection and was a second-team Associated Press all-American. (entire story embedded below)