Seahawks place starting corner on IR

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The Legion of Boom continues to go bust.

One day before the first regular-season game since the dismantling of Seattle’s vaunted secondary, one of the four members of the new-look Legion has landed on IR.

Cornerback Dontae Johnson, listed as a starter on the team’s current depth chart, appeared on the injury report Thursday with a groin injury. As it turns out, the injury is bad enough to keep him out at least for two months.

Johnson signed with the Seahawks in 2018 after starting 16 games for the 49ers in 2017. A fourth-round selection in 2014, Johnson had appeared in all but one of his prior 64 regular-season games with San Francisco.

The Seahawks also promoted cornerback Akeem King from the practice squad, and they waived rookie cornerback Simeon Thomas, who had arrived earlier in the week via waivers.

12 responses to “Seahawks place starting corner on IR

  1. Johnson was pretty durable as a 49er but he is injury prone in Seattle. It may have something to do with the playing surface at Putrid Sound Stadium. There have been too many injuries to Seattle players in the past few years, including Sidney Rice, Paul Richardson, Jimmy Graham, Richard Charmin, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril. Guys like Russell OKongShow, Bruised Irvin and Max hUnger often missed games when they were playing up in Seattle but are a lot healthier when they play for other teams.

  2. No Seahawk fan is calling this new defense the Legion of Boom that era of dominance is over. Too bad there weren’t more Super Bowls from it but this will be a team build off Wilson, Carson/Penny run game and a young defense trying to make their own name.

  3. Um, I don’t think any of the players consider this group the LoB. In fact I believe either Griffin or Tedric Thompson were speaking with local media and saying they didn’t really see it as the LoB. That chapter is done. Earl Thomas is still here (for now anyways) but that’s all that’s really left. I don’t think LoB is a Seattle only thing – just like the Steel Curtain. I’d think you’d want 2 or more OG members to keep the name. For now, it’s the Seattle secondary.

  4. kamthechancellor says:
    September 8, 2018 at 7:26 pm
    The Tre Flowers era begins.


    If Tre Flowers was sooo good he wouldnt of been the Hawks third string/team CB just a couple weeks ago before Byron and Johnson went down, the guys a converted safety just now learning to play CB at high level for goodness sakes. The Hawks secondary is going to get torched this season, the only guy back their worth his salt is Earl Thomas at this point. And even ET wont be around after 2018 is done.

  5. That defense has been average for years now. The name recognition has worn off, and Thomas is a very mediocre talent at this point. He can’t tackle any more, and he lacks the speed to pull off some of the plays he did earlier in his career.

  6. Wow. Dontae Johnson. Staring CB?
    He was Mr. Burnt toast on one of the worst secondaries last year (my niners).
    My, how far the Seahawks have fallen.

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