Jeron Johnson (born June 12, 1988) is an American football strong safety who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Boise State.

Professional career

Seattle Seahawks

Johnson was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent following the end of the 2011 NFL lockout. [2] He made the 53-man active roster as a reserve safety behind Kam Chancellor. [3]

The Seahawks placed him on injured reserve on December 11, 2013, causing him to miss the last three games of the regular season and the team's playoff run and win in Super Bowl XLVIII. [4]

On March 7, 2014, Johnson re-signed with the Seahawks on a one-year contract. [5]

Washington Redskins

On March 16, 2015, Johnson signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Washington Redskins. [6] By the end of training camp, he was beat out of the starting strong safety position by Duke Ihenacho. [39] In the Week 6 game against the New York Jets, he blocked a punt in the endzone, which was recovered by wide receiver Rashad Ross for a touchdown. [20] [21]

The Redskins released Johnson on March 7, 2016. [10]

Kansas City Chiefs

On August 5, 2016, Johnson was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs. [2] On September 2, 2016, Johnson was released by the Chiefs. [2] [2]

Second stint with the Seattle Seahawks

On December 6, 2016, Johnson re-signed with the Seahawks after Earl Thomas was placed on injured reserve. [2] [2]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On August 6, 2017, Johnson signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. [2] He was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2017. [2] He was released by the team on September 8, 2017.

Career statistics

Year Team GP GS COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG LNG TD PD
2011 SEA 8 0 6 4 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 SEA 16 0 12 7 5 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 SEA 7 0 6 4 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 SEA 15 1 19 12 7 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 WAS 14 1 27 17 10 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 SEA 4 0 5 2 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 64 2 70 44 26 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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