Seahawks to sign Dontae Johnson

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When the Seahawks face off with the 49ers this season, they’ll be playing against one of their former starting cornerbacks in Richard Sherman.

The 49ers will be in a similar position now that the Seahawks have agreed to terms on a deal with a former member of their secondary. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Dontae Johnson is signing with Seattle.

Johnson met with the Seahawks last month and had a more recent visit with the Vikings before opting to sign. He’ll be part of a remade secondary in Seattle as Sherman and Jeremy Lane have been released. Byron Maxwell is a free agent, which leaves Shaquil Griffin and Justin Coleman as the returnees from last year’s group.

Johnson started all 16 games for the Niners last year. He had 77 tackles and returned his lone interception for a 50-yard touchdown.

28 responses to “Seahawks to sign Dontae Johnson

  1. The Niners who had one of the worst pass defenses last season cut Johnson for being burned and benched. Unless this is to pilfer some info from him signing him makes their secondary worse.

  2. This is good news for Jimmy G. Should have at least 100 yards against that side with at least 2 pass interference against Johnsons side. Dude always gets burned.

  3. Looks like Zimmer thought he was too far gone to make the roster… Probably be starting in Seattle.

  4. After Rashard Robinson was traded Johnson became the weakest link on the niners defense. Deandre Hopkins abused him BADLY in the Texans game. By all accounts Dontae is a good guy, but if he’s your starting CB, expect him to be picked on.

    Witherspoon-Sherman-Tartt-Colbert should make for a much improved niners pass defense, especially if they secure a quality edge rusher to put at the LEO spot. But all of those guys need to stay healthy

  5. jackedupboonie says:
    April 11, 2018 at 2:18 pm
    I saw this on another site and it made me laugh and it’s true. ‘We will beat you with our guys, and we will beat you with your guys!
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    Thats what Richard Sherman is going to say twice a year when he plays that jv squad you call an NFL team in Seattle. You mad, bro?

  6. For a team that hasn’t beat Seattle for along time they’re putting a lot of stock in a swap between an older injured Sherman and a role player. Typical niner fans. They haven’t been on top in almost thirty years yet somehow latched on to “nobody has better”.

  7. number1hawkfan says:
    April 11, 2018 at 3:13 pm
    For a team that hasn’t beat Seattle for along time they’re putting a lot of stock in a swap between an older injured Sherman and a role player. Typical niner fans. They haven’t been on top in almost thirty years yet somehow latched on to “nobody has better”.
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    Role player? Hahaha you clearly don’t watch. He got burned play after play. Good luck, dude. He was an emergency corner. But your team is so mediocre that he might actually be your best db. Sad. And thirty years? They were in the sb in 2012. 30 years…6 years, give or take a few years, huh? You new fans really need to brush up on your history before spoutting off nonsense.

  8. Seahawks have a current 9 game win streak against Clara. At one point last season Santa Clara was 1-10. 11 games in and they had 10 losses. So the last 5 games were scrimmages. Seattle gets the best of Clara in almost every situation. They even made a trade so Clara could draft a linebacker end of round 1 just year who now will be suspended to start the season. Clara fans might want to wait on the flip flopping on Sherman and laughing about who the Seahawks pick up.

  9. EVERYONE knows Sherman can’t keep up with the shifty speedier receivers. Tyler Lockett will burn him….mark it.

  10. This is about competition at CB and to do that, it takes depth/players. I doubt that a player who starts all 16 games for any NFL Team is a bumm as many are indicating. Maybe he won’t be a starter, but this seems to be a solid pickup for camp.


  11. ninersblogger says:
    April 11, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    So basically they got our worst CB, and we got their best CB.

    Typical Niners’ fan – living in the past.

    Sherm is 30 with two achilles surgeries.

    Best CB/ Uhhh no.

    Maybe you noticed Seattle chose not to match.

  12. Well 9er’s, at least Seattle won a SB and should have won a second. What has SF done since the days of Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott over 30 years ago? Good luck winning the NFC against LA and PHILLY this year. But hey, everyone needs a dream!

  13. Donate Johnson was awful last year and could never take the starting job given multiple opportunities. He is nothing better than a low level backup

  14. The NINERS have 5 super bowls Seattle has 1 , they don’t go away,at least they have tasted a super bowl championship, some teams still havnt made it to the dance,maybe the focus should be on “the silence of the RAMS!”


  15. Johnnyrockets says:
    April 11, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    The NINERS have 5 super bowls Seattle has 1 , they don’t go away,at least they have tasted a super bowl championship, some teams still havnt made it to the dance,maybe the focus should be on “the silence of the RAMS!”

    Yes but you had to read about Niners’ SB or watch them on NFL films.

    Hawks’ fans lived them.

  16. higheriqthanyou says:
    April 11, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Yes but you had to read about Niners’ SB or watch them on NFL films.

    Hawks’ fans lived them.

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    That is the best way to say it bro. To live those seasons. The ride. You don’t get that watching it on an old VHS. I got to be on the magic carpet ride.

  17. The hawks won one just one super bowl, 4 years ago ,4 years ago,,ISN’T that in the PAST?LIKE the NINERS 5? What can u,say about 5 super bowls ?5.

  18. Lame to compare Johnson with Sherman. You are comparing a guy who is a candidate to get cut with a guy who I think still will be a ProBowler and play at a high level.
    I am sure if you ask Kaepernick, Gore, NBowman, Crabtree and everyone that was close to winning SBs 6 and 7 for SF that they too are okay with the way it unfolded for them – I mean there are five Lombardies there already. (Sarcasm off)

  19. So as I read all of the post above it looks like the hawk fans are going to jump ship to the Rams or Philly’s. Good job hawk fans

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