Monday March 16th, 2015

The Washington Redskins will sign safety and special teams ace Jeron Johnson to a two-year deal worth $4 million, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

Johnson, 27 in June, spent the last four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks as a reserve safety and key special teams player. In 2014, he appeared in 15 games (one start) and recorded 19 tackles with one pass deflection.

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Johnson signed with the Redskins to be a starter at strong safety,'s John Keim reports.

Johnson appeared to confirm the signing with a tweet Monday afternoon:

The Seahawks gave Johnson a second-round tender as a restricted free agent last offseason. The Redskins new general manager, Scot McCloughan, worked in the Seahawks' front office from 2010 to 2014 as a senior personnel executive.

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Over Johnson's 43-game career, he has 27 tackles and one pass deflection.

Mike Fiammetta

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