Report: Vikings host Dontae Johnson

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The Vikings hosted free agent cornerback Dontae Johnson, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Johnson, 26, also has visited Seattle.

The 49ers made Johnson a fourth-round pick in 2014. He spent his first four seasons in San Francisco, making 145 tackles, 21 pass breakups and two interceptions.

He started all 16 games last season and 22 for his career.

Cornerback Terence Newman, 39, remains a free agent. He played 555 snaps for the Vikings last season.

20 responses to “Report: Vikings host Dontae Johnson

  1. “built a bully in the NFC North ” I’d be careful of calling that team a bully, unless you see 38-7 differently than I do.

    Years of losing does allow you to draft higher though. Eventually you get a few picks right and it pays off.

  2. PFF also indicated his best fit would be Bengals. Hmm, I wonder what defense they run there…Zimmers. He also had a huge drop in performance last year, which would indicate something changed. Perhaps a new coach staff, one that excels at turning veterans into great players…Joseph, Newman, and Griffin, is what he needs. No doubt he’s a project, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Zimmer gets this guy to play like he did in 2016.

  3. Wow, Vikings fans are already becoming “those guys”, huh. Calm down, you haven’t won anything yet and neither has your 84 mill guaranteed QB.

  4. You all need to easy back on that yoke.

    Philly fans, good job winning it all last year, but a new year is on the horizon. You’ve lost a lot post Super Bowl, and I’m sure you’re more than capable and of filling those holes, but there’s no guarantee yet.

    Same goes for us Viking fans. I’m as excited as anyone about Cuznug, Richardson and Wright, but we still have to wait and see. Let not forget that everyone else in the north is getting better, too.

  5. He’s a sieve. My enduring memory of Johnson as a 49er was looking at the back of his his #36 jersey as he chased wide open receivers downfield. Good luck to whatever team that signs him lol

  6. filthymcnasty3 says:
    April 10, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Terrance Newman is just 3 years younger than Bud Grant.
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    And yet Newman is a better player than this guy.

  7. thegreatjimbrown says:
    April 10, 2018 at 5:26 pm
    “built a bully in the NFC North ” I’d be careful of calling that team a bully, unless you see 38-7 differently than I do.

    Years of losing does allow you to draft higher though. Eventually you get a few picks right and it pays off.
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    I’m assuming you’re a Browns fan. So what would you know about getting any picks right, especially high picks?

  8. balladofapurpleman says:
    April 10, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    You all need to easy back on that yoke.

    Philly fans, good job winning it all last year, but a new year is on the horizon. You’ve lost a lot post Super Bowl, and I’m sure you’re more than capable and of filling those holes, but there’s no guarantee yet.

    Same goes for us Viking fans. I’m as excited as anyone about Cuznug, Richardson and Wright, but we still have to wait and see. Let not forget that everyone else in the north is getting better, too.
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    Yes, Eagles fans, I’m not sure the Giants won’t complete that pass in the end zone this time nor whether Julio Jones doesn’t get held on the ground at the end of the Division game next year. One guaranteed you home field and, the other guaranteed the refs were doing some home cooking. Congrats anyway though.

  9. thegreatjimbrown says:

    April 10, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    “built a bully in the NFC North ” I’d be careful of calling that team a bully, unless you see 38-7 differently than I do.

    Years of losing does allow you to draft higher though. Eventually you get a few picks right and it pays off.

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    They still made it to the NFC Title game. Go ahead and bash on the 38-7 but the fact is they still did better than 29 other teams. Did the Browns? The Vikings are a good team and anyone who doesn’t see that is just using the 38-7 for pointless trolling.

  10. I’m constantly surprised by the hate Vikings fans are getting. You do realize the Vikings made it to the NFC championship game without their starting RB and a back up QB. This is a young team. Why wouldn’t they be excited? People that say the Vikings have sucked for years and can’t draft clearly aren’t football fans. The Vikings put out a competitive football team almost every year. All you morons talking about SBs, when was your last one? And the Vikings drafting? Where do you think that number 1 defense came from? That defense is almost entirely home grown. Thielen, Diggs, Rudolph, Cook, McKinnon all Vikings products. You act like the Vikings got good because all the top FAs were rushing here. You are all clueless.

  11. @kevines255

    Yea, I don’t get why so much hate to. Yea they lost 38-7 but they also had a lot of good games and they can learn from that loss. As a Vikings fan I’m not mad over the loss. The Eagles team battled a lot of injuries and deserved to win that game and the Superbowl. The only thing that makes me mad is the constant immature trolling by Eagle fans online. You won. What else do you need to prove?

    The Vikings have been .500 or above every season under Zimmer except for his first year but keep in mind he had a rookie QB playing was fixing the last place defense from the year before.

  12. How long do we have to endure you fools acting like the 38-7 game is the final grade on a fantastic team? We were 13-3 and got the the NFCCG. Idc what the final score of that game was, it was fluky, and the fact that we killed it all season while dealing with the qb situation we had and losing dalvin cook is a pretty awesome reflection of how good this team is. Unless you’re an eagles fan, I’m not sure what you’re poking fun at, cause outside of that one team, we did better than whatever team it is any of you haters cheer for. The Vikings are sitting pretty, and it’s looking like it’s not a short lived thing with the youth of this team. And how in the world is anyone mouthing about the drafting of the Vikings. Nearly the entire team is homegrown and most of the players who aren’t are not the reason the Vikings are such a great team. I mean the only guys we got through FA who are seriously game changing players are linval Joseph, Kirk cousins, and hopefully Sheldon Richardson. In fact they’ve become pretty impressive at finding gems at positions like wr and de later in the draft with guys like Everson Griffin, Danielle Hunter, diggs, and undrafted Adam thielen. Any one who is talking about early picks they missed on is just highlighting players as opposed to really comparing our percentage vs league average on players in the first or second round that don’t work out. A good portion of players do not work out no matter who drafted them.

  13. filthymcnasty3 says:
    April 10, 2018 at 5:07 pm
    Terrance Newman is just 3 years younger than Bud Grant

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    Bud Grant 90 years old
    Terence Newman 39 years old

    I wouldn’t mess with either one.

  14. filthymcnasty3 says:

    Terrance Newman is just 3 years younger than Bud Grant
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    And Aaron Rodgers is just 4 years younger than Terrence Newman. What’s your point?

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