After missing OTAs and minicamp this offseason, second-year cornerback Kevin Johnson returned to full form this week in training camp.
"It felt good just getting back out here playing the game I love," Johnson said to Texans TV. "Getting the rust off just from not playing for a long time, but it feels good to be out here with my teammates and working hard."
Despite the rust, Johnson was a full participant in training camp after undergoing multiple surgeries following the 2015 season. With his rookie season behind him, Johnson feels more comfortable in the system and with executing his assignments. Head coach Bill O'Brien has been pleased with his progress both on and off the field.
"The one thing about him is he's a very, very mature guy, hardworking guy, has excellent transition to the football, understands our defense really well and a fun guy to coach," O'Brien said. "He brings a lot of energy to the field every day, so it's great to have him back out there."
As a rookie, Johnson saw action in all 16 games with 10 starts. The Texans 2015 first-round draft pick, who recorded 52 tackles (47 solo) and one interception, tied for fourth among all NFL rookies last year with nine passes defensed.
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