BY SPNW Staff 10:39AM 03/16/2015

S Jeron Johnson bolts Seahawks for Redskins

Jeron Johnson, a reserve safety and key special teams player for the Seahawks since joining the team as an undrafted rookie in 2011, signed with the Washington Redskins Monday, becoming the sixth unrestricted Seattle free agent to depart the club in the past week. Johnson disclosed his switch of teams on his personal Twitter account.

According to The Washington Post, Johnson signed a two-year deal worth $3.5 million.The 5-foot-10, 212-pound Johnson reportedly has a good chance of starting at strong safety for Washington, which sought help at the position after opting not to re-sign Brandon Meriweather, and with Ryan Clark having recently retired.

The 26-year-old Johnson spent the past four seasons as a backup to Kam Chancellor, a three-time Pro Bowl pick. Last season, Johnson saw action in 15 games, making his first career start vs. the Giants. He led the Seahawks in special teams tackles (eight). A Boise State product, Johnson (5-10, 212) has played in 46 regular season games, all with the Seahawks.

Washington’s new GM, Scot McCloughan, worked in personnel for Seattle from 2010 through 2014.

The Seahawks Monday also re-signed DT Jesse Williams, whom they cut March 6. Williams has lost the past two years to knee injuries.


Unrestricted Free Agents

Date Player Action Skinny
3/8 TE Anthony McCoy Re-signed One year; injured last 2 seasons
3/10 CB Byron Maxwell Signed-Phil 6 years, $63 million: ($10.3 average)
3/10 LG James Carpenter Signed-NYJ 4 years, $20 million
3/10 LB Malcolm Smith Signed-Oak 2 years, $7 million
3/12 DE O’Brien Schofield Signed-Atl 9 QB hits, 2 sacks for ’14 Hawks
3/13 PR Bryan Walters Signed-Jax Primary punt returner in ’14
3/16 S Jeron Johnson Signed-Was $3.5 million over 2 years
3/19 TE Tony Moeaki Signed-Atl 6 games, 2 starts in ’14
3/19 DT D’Anthony Smith Re-signed Spent 2014 on injured reserve

Restricted Free Agents

Date Player Action Skinny
3/6 DE Greg Scruggs Re-signed Injured reserve last 2 years (knee)
3/9 LB Mike Morgan Re-signed Played in 53 games since 2011
3/9 WR Ricardo Lockette Re-signed 11 catches, 2 TDs in ’14
3/9 CB DeShawn Shead Re-signed Played in 16 games with 1 start in ’14

Extensions / Restructures / Cuts

Date Player Action Skinny
3/6 RB Marshawn Lynch Extend. 3 years, $31 million; $12 million in 2015
3/6 TE Zach Miller Cut Played 3 games in ’14; had severe ankle injury
3/6 OT Garrett Scott Cut Waived due to a non-football heart condition

Remaining Unrestricted Free Agents

Player Pos. Age Current Avg. Skinny
Kevin Williams DT 34 $2,100,000 Candidate for 1-year deal
Demarcus Dobbs DE 27 $1,431,000 4 games in 2014, no starts
Tarvaris Jackson QB 31 $1,250,000 Played in one game in 2014
Heath Farwell ILB 33 $1,125,000 Retiring to coach
Clint Gresham LS 28 $827,500 Played in all 16 games
Landon Cohen DT 28 $730,000 Played in one playoff game
Will Tukuafu FB 31 $645,000 Made 2 starts in 2014
Lemuel Jeanpierre C 27 $645,000 Played in 15 games in ’14

Remaining Restricted Free Agents

Player Pos. Age Current Avg. Skinny
Stephen Shilling G 26 $645,000 Went on IR Nov. 10 (knee)
David Gilreath WR 26 $495,000 Didn’t play in 2014
Jermaine Kearse WR 25 $480,000 Winning TD in NFC Champ.

Free Agents Signed

Date Player Pos. From Skinny
3/9 Will Blackmon CB Jacksonville 12 starts for the Jaguars last 2 years
3/9 Cary Williams CB Philadelphia Deal is 3 years, $18 million
3/16 Jesse Williams DT Seattle Cut March 6, re-signed
3/19 Ahtyba Rubin DT Cleveland


Date Player Pos. From Skinny
3/10 Jimmy Graham TE New Orleans Cost: C Max Unger, No. 1 pick




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