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Bills Sign Former Weber State Standout Taron Johnson To Extension

Oct 9, 2021, 1:34 PM
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Taron Johnson #24 of the Buffalo Bills warms up before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 15, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Buffalo Bills announced that former Weber State standout Taron Johnson signed a multi-year contract extension with the NFL franchise.

Buffalo shared the news on Saturday, October 9.

Johnson signed a three-year extension to remain with the New York football team.

“Staying in Buffalo!” the Bills official Twitter account tweeted.

About Taron Johnson

Before his time in the NFL, Johnson played at Weber State from 2014-17.

The Sacramento, California native recorded 172 total tackles, 123 solo tackles, eight tackles for loss, two sacks, six interceptions, 48 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery in 47 games.

After his time with the Wildcats, the Bills selected Johnson during the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

During his three-plus seasons in the league, the cornerback has 201 total tackles, 156 solo tackles, four sacks, four forced fumbles, two interceptions, 19 pass breakups, and a touchdown in 42 career games.

The Bills own a 3-1 record this season.

Buffalo’s next game is against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, October 10 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT). The game will be broadcast on KSL TV.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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