Former Saints DB C.J. Gardner-Johnson carted off the practice field in Detroit

Former Saints DB C.J. Gardner-Johnson carted off the practice field in Detroit
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Former New Orleans Saints defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson had to be carted off the Detroit Lions practice field Monday morning after suffering what reporters described as a non-contact injury. 

According to a report, Gardner-Johnson was “visibly upset” as he left the field, and his new teammates made an effort to comfort him. 

Gardner-Johnson signed with the Lions as a free agent this offseason, reuniting with Lions head coach Dan Campbell and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, both of whom he spent time with in New Orleans. 

The Saints drafted Gardner-Johnson out of Florida in the fourth round of the 2019 draft. He spent his first three seasons in a Saints uniform, intercepting five passes and breaking up 28. 

New Orleans traded Gardner-Johnson to the Philadelphia Eagles last summer after failing to reach an agreement on a contract extension. Gardner-Johnson went on to lead the NFL in interceptions despite playing in only 12 games last season, helping lead the Eagles to the Super Bowl.

Despite that, Gardner-Johnson had trouble finding a free agent contract that matched his big production. He signed a one-year, $6.5 million contract with the Lions this spring.


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