Multiple sources are reporting the the Washington Redskins will host former Seattle Seahawks backup safety/core special teams player Jeron Johnson for a visit on Sunday. Johnson(5'10", 212 lbs, 26 years old) was an undrafted free agent out of Boise State that the Seahawks signed after the 2011 NFL Draft. New Redskins GM Scot McCloughan is very familiar with him. He joined the Seahawks in 2010 and became a Senior Personnel Executive.
Johnson started the first and only game of his career last season in place of Kam Chancellor. He was re-signed last year as a restricted free agent and had the most tackles(19), and passes defended(1) of his 4 year career. He also recovered a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown vs the Dallas Cowboys. His previous season ended with him being placed on IR after Week 14 with a hamstring injury, and was replaced by another player the Redskins are currently interested in, CB Perrish Cox.
S Jeron Johnson getting action. Visiting the Redskins. Has other interest as well. Good special teamer and backup for Seattle last 4 years.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 13, 2015
Safety Jeron Johnson is visiting the #Redskins, per a league source. Market heating up for him. Super talented player.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 13, 2015
One thing to note about Jeron Johnson (@Jus_Showoff). Whenever he's had the opportunity to perform, he plays lights out. Starter talent.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 13, 2015
Other night was basically told (as others were) that #Redskins had not reached out to Jeron Johnson (which was a surprise). Now they have.— Chris Russell (@Russellmania980) March 13, 2015