Sport Cardinals GM Steve Keim: David Johnson will be rewarded

21:05  14 june  2018
21:05  14 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Cardinals general manager Steve Keim doesn't seem worried that running back David Johnson will remain a holdout.

Johnson hasn't attended mandatory minicamp as he waits for a new contract, but there has been talk that the Cardinals are working on an extension.

Keim indicated that was the case, saying he expects Johnson to be on the field come September.

“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.”

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a football player wearing a helmet: David Johnson © (Getty Images) David Johnson

Johnson is scheduled to make $1.9 million in 2018 and expects to get a raise by the start of the season.

But there has been the argument since he missed last season with a broken wrist, he shouldn't get an extension just yet.

There is also the issue of free agency — for Johnson to become an unrestricted free agent in 2019, he needs a fourth accrued season. If he holds out and doesn't report to the Cardinals 30 days before the season begins, then he will only have accrued three seasons and would become a restricted free agent in 2019.

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