EARTH CITY, Mo. – Trumaine Johnson provided the final piece of the rookie class for the St. Louis Rams when he arrived to the team’s rookie camp, a bit later than scheduled.
Johnson, a cornerback out of Montana, slept through his alarm and missed his flight Wednesday morning after being the next to last rookie to sign a contract. He got a seat on the next flight and arrived in St. Louis around 6 p.m. after the team’s first practice of the three-day camp. He was on the field Thursday afternoon along with the other rookies and a handful of older players for the full preseason camp that opens Sunday.
Johnson’s contract is worth about $3 million over four years with a signing bonus of just under $700,000. The deal went down to the wire only because of vacation time by both parties, and the fact that there was a logjam of unsigned picks at the top of the third round.
The rookies will practice again Friday morning before doing no field work until the full team arrives Sunday.