But the Rams will be without Johnson for Sunday’s game against the
Johnson left the Coliseum on Sunday on crutches and wearing a large plastic protective boot on his lower right leg. He was still wearing the boot Tuesday.
“He’s probably not going to go this week,” Coach
Johnson, 26, is earning nearly $14 million this season. He has one interception and forced another. He is tied for third in the
On Tuesday night, Johnson tweeted: "Count me out if you want to .. I'LL BE BACK!
Troy Hill is expected to start in Johnson's place opposite E.J. Gaines.
Earlier in the day, the Rams claimed former
Johnson was injured the day after the Rams released cornerback
The Rams promoted defensive lineman Morgan Fox to the roster for the Buffalo game to add depth to a defensive line that was without injured
This will be Hill's second stint as a starter.
The former Ventura St. Bonaventure High standout played opposite Johnson against the
"I've just got to play the game and not try to make the big plays," he said. "Just stay calm and just stay focused and stick to my technique and fundamentals and let it come to me."
Hill, 5 feet 10 and 182 pounds, played at Oregon. He signed with the
"He understands what we're doing and he can really run and he's got ball skills," Fisher said. "Even though he's a little slight, he's a run-support guy."
Hill is familiar with Detroit receiver
"I was with him in Cincy last year so I got a little feel for him," Hill said, adding, "He's got a couple moves, so you've just got to stay focused."
Gratz, a fourth-year pro from Connecticut, started eight games in 2013 and 10 in 2014. He has three career interceptions. Gratz was put on waivers Monday when cornerback Aaron Colvin returned from a suspension.
"I think he was a little caught off guard by the release," Fisher said. "He'll be here [Wednesday morning] and we'll get him coached up as quick as we can to play special teams.
"He played predominantly inside for them the last year and a half, but has the skills to play outside."
Gratz was inactive for the Jaguars’ Oct. 2 victory over the
"He's familiar with London," Fisher said of Gratz, adding, "so he's going back.
"I didn't have to ask him if he had a passport or not."
Running back Benny Cunningham, sidelined against Buffalo because of a hamstring injury suffered against Arizona, should be available for Sunday's game, Fisher said. Cunningham is the Rams' top kickoff returner. He is averaging 32.3 yards per return, has rushed for 32 yards in four carries and has three receptions for 24 yards. With Cunningham out last week, running back Malcolm Brown backed up Todd Gurley. Brown gained two yards in two carries and turned a short pass into a 26-yard gain.