Bills sign nickel back Taron Johnson to a 3-year contract extension, locking him up through 2027

FILE - Buffalo Bills cornerback Taron Johnson looks on after an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Oct. 22, 2023, in Foxborough, Mass. The Bills locked up Johnson through the 2027 season by signing the him to a three-year contract extension Monday. March 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Greg M. Cooper, File)

The Buffalo Bills signed nickel cornerback Taron Johnson to a three-year contract extension on Monday, locking him up through the 2027 season.

Johnson, 27, who is coming off his first All-Pro selection, was entering the final season of a three-year extension signed in 2021. He was selected by Buffalo in the fourth round of the 2018 draft out of Weber State and has played a starting role since 2020.

The extension provides the Bills a level of continuity in what will be a vastly revamped secondary.

Starting cornerback Tre’Davious White and starting safety Jordan Poyer were cut two weeks ago, and starting safety Micah Hyde is contemplating retirement. The trio had been together since 2017.

Last season, Johnson was credited with having a hand in 98 tackles and forced three fumbles, both career highs, and a sack. His best game came in 14-9 win over the New York Giants on Oct. 15, when he had a career-high 15 tackles and broke up a pass into the end zone on the final play.

Overall, he has four interceptions, seven forced fumbles and seven sacks in 88 career games, including 67 starts.