Seahawks bring Tom Johnson in on one-year deal

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The Seahawks lost defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to the Vikings, so they signed the guy who lost a job there because of it.

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Seahawks are signing Johnson to a one-year deal worth up to $2.7 million.

The 33-year-old was a valuable part of the Vikings line rotation, and has been a good run-stopper over his seven years there and in New Orleans.

He also continues a bargain-shopping offseason for the Seahawks, who are in the process of offloading defensive parts and watching offensive playmakers leave town for bigger deals.

34 responses to “Seahawks bring Tom Johnson in on one-year deal

  1. Seattle got a Good player. Best of luck and thanks for some great years in Minnesota.
    Vikes needed to get younger and couldn’t afford to pay much for a 33 year old 3 tech even though he was very productive.

  2. purplepride11 says:
    March 23, 2018 at 11:48 am
    Good luck Sebastian Thunderbucket!

    HA! I love that someone else here was thinking the same thing I was. I hope they learn his real name in Seattle 😀

  3. Playing for that crumbling Seattle team is preferable to playing for the Vikings, and Mr. Johnson just proved it.

    Better franchise gate!!

  4. Good person, strong fundamentally and really developed his game with the Vikings. It’s too bad he couldn’t have found success earlier to hit the big payday he wanted. He left the Vikes to get that last big payday, yet it looks like Seattle got him at a pretty low cost. Yet that’s probably about right for a guy who is really no longer effective as an every down player (something he didn’t like hearing from Zimmer). Wish him all the best with the Hawks.

  5. Really a viking fan talking about superior franchises. When I sit back and think of superior franchises, the Vikings accomplishments rank down there with the Bills bro. Even the Eagles got bragging rights over the Vikings now.

  6. noringsforvikings says:

    Playing for that crumbling Seattle team is preferable to playing for the Vikings, and Mr. Johnson just proved it.
    #####

    Said no one ever.

    Kirk Cousins took less money to sign with the Vikings vs the Jets…

  7. gtodriver says:
    March 23, 2018 at 12:34 pm
    Kirk Cousins took less money to sign with the Vikings vs the Jets…
    ////////////////////////////////

    It wasn’t about the money. It never is.

  8. Seahawks are holding strong on the ‘fill out the roster with under the radar decent players’ mantra. This is setting up nicely for the future. No more huge 2nd/3rd contracts for older guys anymore.

  9. wtfru2 says:
    March 23, 2018 at 12:58 pm
    I like both the Seahawks and the Vikings, but Minnesota definitely got the upgrade here…..
    ………………………………………..
    Seattle just tried the ‘all in’ approach last year with Richardson. The problem was, they thought it was OK to buy paper plates(Blair Walsh) for a steak and potato dinner. Now it’s about staying cap fluid into 2019 and beyond.

  10. Vikings coached him up well, took a below average player and made him above average. Will be interesting to see what happens now that the inferior Seattle coaching staff has him…

  11. The Seahawk-Viking corridor remains open. Johnson is a helluva rotation/specialist as a pass rushing DT if utilized correctly and limited in plays per game. I’ll take the trade off with Richardson since he historically eats up most of the snaps as the 3 technique DT. Expect DT Shamar Stephens to sign with Hawks shortly also. So we have Richardson, Jaleel Johnson and a soon to be drafted hybrid DT to pair with the “Mountain” Linval Johnson in the DT rotation. I’ll take it!!!!

  12. He’ll make a couple tackles for a loss, complain about his salary and playing time then have the RB break his arm tackles with ease and disappear the next game.

  13. socalseahawker says:
    March 23, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Can someone please explain the name Sebastian Thunderbucket?
    ———–
    Lots of people have mentioned Johnson has such a generic name he is forgotten about when it comes to how good he is. I think it started on KFAN that he wouldn’t be so overlooked if he had a more dynamic name like Sebastian Thunderbucket…

  14. socalseahawker says:
    March 23, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Can someone please explain the name Sebastian Thunderbucket?

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷

    Yes, the morning show on the radio home of the Vikings thought Tom Johnson was too much of a run-of-the-mill name so they came up with Sebastian Thunderbucket. Keep the name going Seattle.

  15. LOL, the guys on 710 ESPN Seattle were laughing at how unexcited he was at the signing because of how generic his name sounded. They didn’t know about the Sebastian Thunderbucket nickname obviously.

  16. allight59 says:
    March 23, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Vikings coached him up well, took a below average player and made him above average.
    ++++++++++++++++++

    Imagine what they could do for Tom Compton!

  17. If Seattle uses him like Zimmer did prior to last year, as a backup who didn’t have to play the hold game, then you’ll be very happy with him. Vikings were forced last year to play him most of the time and he got pushed around. Good pass rush capability though, especially if used only in special packages. Smart player with veteran savvy.

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