John Johnson knows Browns defense must put the work in to achieve sky-high potential

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John Johnson knows a good defense when he sees one. The new Browns safety comes to Cleveland after four years with the Los Angeles Rams, who have consistently ranked at or near the top in defense in recent seasons.

Johnson sees the potential for that level of accomplishment in Cleveland. Speaking to the media after an OTA session in Berea this week, Johnson stressed the need for everyone to work hard to make it come to fruition. It’s why he was at the voluntary OTAs and was glad to see so many defensive teammates there, too.

“It’s really just going out there, practicing, becoming great at what we do and being technicians,” Johnson said. “I’ve seen some things ranking and projecting that we will be a great defense, but we are going to put the work in and keep building. I think the sky’s the limit for us.”

As for his early impression of his new team? Johnson likes what he sees. And despite being a newcomer, he’s not going to hold his tongue.

“It’s coming around,’’ he said. “The first day, I kind of was surveying, scanning and just feeling guys out. I feel more comfortable now just talking and making my presence felt. It will come as we move along. It’s just natural and my personality. I love talking, talking trash and competing. I’m just out there having fun, and it has paid off.”

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