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Jeron Johnson
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Johnson with the Seattle Seahawks in 2014
Strong safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-12) June 12, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Compton, California
Career information
College: Boise State
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Seattle Seahawks ( 2011 2014)
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (XLVIII)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles     75
Sacks     2.0
Forced fumbles     1
Pass deflections     1
Interceptions     0

Jeron Johnson (born June 12, 1988) is an American football strong safety who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Boise State.

Professional careerEdit

Seattle SeahawksEdit

Johnson was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent following the end of the 2011 NFL lockout.[1] He made the 53-man active roster as a reserve safety behind Kam Chancellor.[2]

The Seahawks placed him on injured reserve on December 11, 2013, causing him to miss the last three games of the regular season and the team's playoff run and win in Super Bowl XLVIII.[3]

On March 7, 2014, Johnson re-signed with the Seahawks on a one-year contract.[4]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On March 16, 2015, Johnson signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Washington Redskins.[5] By the end of training camp, he was beat out of the starting strong safety position by Duke Ihenacho.[6] In the Week 6 game against the New York Jets, he blocked a punt in the endzone, which was recovered by wide receiver Rashad Ross for a touchdown.[7][8]

The Redskins released Johnson on March 7, 2016.[9]

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

On August 5, 2016, Johnson was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs.[10] On September 2, 2016, Johnson was released by the Chiefs.[11][12]

Second stint with the Seattle SeahawksEdit

On December 6, 2016, Johnson re-signed with the Seahawks after Earl Thomas was placed on injured reserve.[13][14]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On August 6, 2017, Johnson signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[15] He was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2017.[16] He was released by the team on September 8, 2017.

Dallas CowboysEdit

On August 21, 2018, Johnson signed with the Dallas Cowboys.[17] He was released on September 1, 2018.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

Year Team GP GS COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG LNG TD PD
2011 SEA 8 0 6 4 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 SEA 16 0 12 7 5 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 SEA 7 0 6 4 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 SEA 15 1 19 12 7 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 WAS 14 1 27 17 10 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 SEA 4 0 5 2 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 64 2 70 44 26 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
[19]

References Edit

  1. "Jeron Johnson rookie free agent with the Seahawks". August 14, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20160304084402/http://seahawknationblog.com/2011/08/jeron-johnson-rookie-free-agent-with-the-seahawks/.
  2. "Different paths to the same destination". September 5, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20160307082319/http://www.seahawks.com/news/2011/09/05/different-paths-same-destination.
  3. "Jeron Johnson placed on injured reserve; Perrish Cox signed to 53-man active roster". December 11, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20170202015242/http://www.seahawks.com/news/2013/12/11/jeron-johnson-placed-injured-reserve-perrish-cox-signed-53-man-active-roster.
  4. "Jeron Johnson, Lemuel Jeanpierre signed to one-year extensions". March 7, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20160303225036/http://www.seahawks.com/news/2014/03/07/jeron-johnson-lemuel-jeanpierre-signed-one-year-extensions.
  5. Hanzus, Dan. "Jeron Johnson signs two-year contract with Redskins". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000479243/article/jeron-johnson-signs-twoyear-contract-with-redskins. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  6. Jones, Mike (June 10, 2015). "Johnson and Ihenacho lay the foundation for training-camp battle at strong safety". WashingtonPost.com. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2015/06/10/johnson-and-ihenacho-lay-the-foundation-for-training-camp-battle-at-strong-safety/. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  7. Walker, Andrew (October 18, 2015). "Redskins Fall To Jets, 34-20". Redskins.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20160506015743/http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/article-1/Redskins-Fall-To-Jets-34-20/5c3135a5-5264-464a-904b-839cb4f4eb23. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  8. "Redskins-Jets Monday Stats Pack". Redskins.com. October 19, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20170310081901/http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/article-1/Redskins-Jets-Monday-Stats-Pack/cd1271ee-0e2b-489e-92b8-b998a9737f90. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  9. Jones, Mike (March 7, 2016). "Redskins cut safety Jeron Johnson to save another $1 million". WashingtonPost.com. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2016/03/07/redskins-cut-safety-jeron-johnson-to-save-another-1-million/. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  10. Sessler, Marc (August 5, 2016). "Kansas City Chiefs sign safety Jeron Johnson". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000680755/article/kansas-city-chiefs-sign-safety-jeron-johnson. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  11. Jackson, Zac. "Report: Chiefs cutting Jeron Johnson". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/09/02/report-chiefs-cutting-jeron-johnson/.
  12. "Chiefs Down to NFL Mandated Roster Limit". September 3, 2016. Archived from the original on November 26, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171126170245/http://www.chiefs.com/news/article-2/Chiefs-Down-to-NFL-Mandated-Roster-Limit/eaa26747-962f-4a0c-a143-502c64f318ed.
  13. Boyle, John (December 6, 2016). "Seahawks Sign Jeron Johnson, Marcel Reece; Place Earl Thomas on Injured Reserve". https://web.archive.org/web/20170729131923/http://www.seahawks.com/news/2016/12/06/seahawks-sign-jeron-johnson-marcel-reece-place-earl-thomas-injured-reserve.
  14. "Seahawks bring back safety Jeron Johnson after losing Earl Thomas for the year". http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/seahawks-bring-back-safety-jeron-johnson-after-losing-earl-thomas-for-the-year-120616. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  15. "Jaguars Sign Safety Jeron Johnson". August 6, 2017. https://www.jaguars.com/news/jaguars-sign-safety-jeron-johnson-19131600.
  16. Oehser, John (September 1, 2017). "Roster at 75: Notable names among transactions". https://web.archive.org/web/20170904105807/http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Roster-at-75-Notable-names-among-transactions/2052c97a-5b4b-49f6-a846-b4bc1622c399.
  17. "Cowboys sign ex-Seahawks safety Jeron Johnson, team announced". August 21, 2018. https://247sports.com/nfl/dallas-cowboys/Article/Jeron-Johnson-signs-with-Cowboys-120890349/.
  18. Helman, David (September 1, 2018). "Bailey Not Only Surprise Cut As Cowboys Trim To 53". https://www.dallascowboys.com/news/bailey-not-the-only-surprise-cut-as-cowboys-trim-to-53.
  19. "Jeron Johnson Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/14274/jeron-johnson. Retrieved February 6, 2014.

External linksEdit

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