Two signings in one day? The Kansas City Chiefs are staying busy by adding former Washington safety Jeron Johnson to the roster. This according to an NFL Network report.
The #KCChiefs, still without star safety Eric Berry in camp, are signing former #Seahawks & #Redskins veteran S Jeron Johnson, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 5, 2016
The Chiefs had defensive back Shannon Edwards go down at training camp so I wonder if this is in response to that. He visited KC back in March.
Listed at 5’10 and 212 pounds, Johnson was a 2011 undrafted free agent with the Seahawks. He was with Seattle when they beat Denver in the Super Bowl. He signed a two-year deal with Washington last year but was cut in March of this year. It looks like he’s been mostly a reserve safety in his time. It’s tough to crack the starting lineup on a team with Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor.
Kansas City is someplace safeties should want to be. They’ve done a good job picking them up off the street and having success from Kurt Coleman to Husain Abdullah to Tyvon Branch to Ron Parker. We will see if Johnson is the next safety to make it.
I haven’t heard of any other corresponding roster moves to make room for him.