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Buffalo Bills News: Taron Johnson ready to step into leadership role for the secondary

On Monday, the Bills announced they had reached an agreement with Taron Johnson on a three-year contract extension. The starting nickel was entering the final year of his current contract but he will now be under contract through the 2027 season.

Johnson has developed into one of the best nickel cornerbacks in the league and this past season had a career-high in tackles with 98 along with eight passes defended, three forced fumbles and one sack. He was recognized for his performance with a second-team All-Pro nomination.

After the news was announced, Johnson met with the media to answer questions. One thing he did say, according to Bills' team reporter Maddy Glab, is that he is ready to be more vocal and more of a leader.

The Bills lost a lot of experienced this offseason, especially in the secondary, with Tre'Davious White and Jordan Poyer released as well as Micah Hyde being a free agent. These three combined for 282 games played over the past seven seasons and now Taron Johnson is the most experienced defensive back in Sean McDermott's defense.