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Rams' franchise player Trumaine Johnson is a no-show at OTA workout

Rams' franchise player Trumaine Johnson is a no-show at OTA workout

The long-term status of Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson, in flux since the end of last season, took another turn Tuesday when he did not show up for an organized team activity workout.

It might be innocuous — OTA workouts are voluntary — but for a team already missing star defensive tackle Aaron Donald because of a contract situation, Johnson’s absence put new coach Sean McVay on the spot for the second time in as many weeks.

After the team’s afternoon workout, McVay said he “didn’t actually know where Trumaine was.” He said Johnson, franchise-tagged for the second year in a row, had previously done a “great job” of communicating and attending workouts and added he was...

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