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Chris Johnson | Defensive Back | #37

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/25/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 7 (245) / GB
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Former Raiders and Ravens CB Chris Johnson has retired.
A 2003 seventh-round pick of the Packers, Johnson ended up appearing in 77 career games, including 29 starts for the Raiders. He last appeared in a game in 2012, and couldn't make it to final cuts with the Ravens last season. Thu, Aug 7, 2014 06:51:00 PM

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Ravens released CB Chris Johnson.

Johnson appeared in five games down the stretch last season, but was no longer needed with the Ravens' secondary back to full health. A 10-year veteran, Johnson has started just eight games since 2009. His career is winding down.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 01:28:00 PM

Ravens re-signed CB Chris Johnson.

Signed in November, Johnson appeared in five games, and even made a start. Going on 34, he won't be guaranteed a roster spot.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 03:05:00 PM

Ravens signed CB Chris Johnson, formerly of the Raiders.

The 33-year-old finished last season on the reserve/non-football injury list following the shooting death of his sister by her estranged boyfriend. He's been out of football ever since. Johnson will add depth with Jimmy Smith nursing a groin injury.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 03:28:00 PM

Free agent CB Chris Johnson is scheduled to visit the Jets on Monday.

Released by Oakland in March, Johnson hasn't generated much interest on the open market. If signed by New York, he would provide depth behind Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, and Kyle Wilson. Dealing with a hamstring injury and a family tragedy, the 33-year-old Johnson appeared in just one game after Week 3 last season.
Sun, Apr 22, 2012 10:07:00 AM

Raiders released CB Chris Johnson.

Johnson's $3.5 million base salary was a prohibitive number for a cornerback going on age 33 who was really little more than an Al Davis favorite. The move leaves 2011 third-round pick Demarcus Van Dyke as the most experienced cornerback on the Raiders' roster. Johnson started 29 games over the 2008-2011 seasons. He may resurface elsewhere at a much cheaper rate.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 05:45:00 PM

The Raiders are expected to release CB Chris Johnson if he doesn't accept a pay reduction.

Johnson turns 33 in September, is owed a $3.5 million salary, and has been cooked in coverage several years running. He could get released and fall out of the league, so it would be in Johnson's best interest to take a large pay cut.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 08:53:00 AM

Raiders placed RCB Chris Johnson on the reserve/non-football illness list, ending his season.

The move appears to be related to the family tragedy Johnson has been dealing with, and not an illness. Johnson left the Raiders in Week 14 to be with his family after the murder of his sister, but did return for practice this week. Limited to only four games by injury, Johnson had 14 tackles and zero interceptions.
Sat, Dec 17, 2011 04:43:00 PM

Raiders RCB Chris Johnson rejoined his teammates in Thursday's practice.

Johnson left the team to be with his family after his sister was killed and his mother shot by a 46-year-old man in Texas. The Raiders expect him to play against the Packers this week.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 01:33:00 PM

Raiders RCB Chris Johnson has left the team to be with his family after his sister was shot dead and his mother wounded

The sister was reportedly shot "several times" after an argument over a child in Dallas. The accused, Eugene Esters, also shot 53-year-old Della Johnson, but she is expected to survive. Esters was arrested at the scene and booked both on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. Raiders coach Hue Jackson says he expects Johnson to return to the team for Sunday's game.
Wed, Dec 7, 2011 07:53:00 PM

Raiders CB Chris Johnson left Sunday's Week 3 game against the Jets in the first quarter with a hamstring injury.

He was replaced by rookie Chimdi Chekwa, and did not return. The Raiders are extremely thin in their secondary with CB DeMarcus Van Dyke inactive and FS Michael Huff sidelined with a head injury.
Sun, Sep 25, 2011 05:29:00 PM

Raiders CB Chris Johnson resumed practicing Tuesday.

Johnson underwent a mysterious minor surgery two weeks ago. He was "going hard" through drills Tuesday, so expect to see him in the lineup for the season opener. If that means fewer snaps for Demarcus Van Dyke, it's good news for Raiders fans.
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 02:52:00 PM

Raiders LCB Chris Johnson is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery Wednesday for an undisclosed injury.

Johnson was practicing at the beginning of the week, so he must have gone down very recently. The Raiders are being tight-lipped about injuries in camp. With Johnson out, raw rookie Demarcus Van Dyke is running with the starting defense. Coach Hue Jackson says Johnson should be back before Week 1.
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 09:21:00 PM

Chris Johnson is the favorite to take over as the Raiders' starting left cornerback.

Johnson projects as the starter opposite Stanford Routt. It's not a lock as Johnson has performed average at best in recent seasons, but he'll only have to beat out the likes of Jeremy Ware, Walter McFadden, DeMarcus Van Dyke, and Chimdi Chekwa. The Raiders are clearly going to miss Nnamdi Asomugha.
Mon, Aug 8, 2011 08:21:00 AM

Updating previous items, the Raiders have not released CB Chris Johnson or RG Cooper Carlisle.

NFL Network erroneously reported that the two players had been released, but both took part in training camp practice on Thursday. They may be cut later on, though. Both have relatively large salaries in comparison to their recent production levels. In Oakland, of course, they're both penciled in as starters.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 12:54:00 AM

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QB1Ryan Lindley
2Josh Freeman
3Phillip Sims
4Bryan Bennett
5G.J. Kinne
6Johnny Manziel
7Seth Lobato
8Christian Ponder
9Tim Tebow
10Brad Sorensen
11Bryn Renner
12Ryan Williams
13McLeod Bethel-Thompson
14Pat Devlin
15Garrett Gilbert
16R.J. Archer
17Cody Fajardo
18Shane Carden
19Griffin Neal
20Jerry Lovelocke
21Chase Rettig
22Chandler Harnish
23Dylan Thompson
24Jake Waters
RB1Arian Foster
2Joseph Randle
3Zurlon Tipton
4Toby Gerhart
5LaMichael James
6Joique Bell
7Alonzo Harris
8Antone Smith
9Anthony Dixon
10Josh Harris
11Ross Scheuerman
12Kenneth Harper
13Jawon Chisholm
14Brandon Ross
15Jerome Smith
16Rajion Neal
17Michael Dyer
18Jeremy Stewart
19Keshawn Hill
20Kevin Monangai
21LaVance Taylor
22Lache Seastrunk
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Jorvorskie Lane
3Erik Lorig
4Derrick Coleman
5Ryan Mueller
6Henry Hynoski
7Joe Don Duncan
8Brad Smelley
9Trey Millard
10Abou Toure
11Jordan Campbell
12Emil Igwenagu
13Zach Boren
14Kiero Small
15J.C. Copeland
16John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Shane Wynn
5Miles Austin
6Dwayne Bowe
7Andre Roberts
8Preston Parker
9Kris Durham
10Seantavius Jones
11Josh Morgan
12Jacoby Ford
13Tyler Davis
14Tevin Reese
15Ricky Collins
16Zach D'Orazio
17Kenzel Doe
18Damaris Johnson
19Robert Herron
20Solomon Patton
21Damian Williams
22Reggie Dunn
23Armon Binns
24Carlton Mitchell
25DaVaris Daniels
26Tyler McDonald
27Ezell Ruffin
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Joseph Anderson
32Josh Stewart
33Josh Harper
34Marquez Clark
35L'Damian Washington
36David Porter
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Denarius Moore
6Marcus Thigpen
7Joe Morgan
8Austin Pettis
9Jacoby Jones
10Ryan Broyles
11Rico Richardson
12Emory Blake
13A.J. Jenkins
14Onterio McCalebb
15Tandon Doss
16Mike Brown
17Devante Davis
18Jimmie Hunt
19Devon Wylie
20Marlon Brown
21Phil Bates
22Isiah Ferguson
23Ryan Lankford
24Milton Williams III
25Michael Preston
26Daniel Rodriguez
27James Butler
28Clyde Gates
29Ryan Whalen
30Marcus Harris
31Juron Criner
32Tom Nelson
33Andre Davis
34Demetrius Wilson
35Josh Reese
36Trevor Harman
37Paul Browning
38Saalim Hakim
39Trindon Holliday
40Christion Jones
WR31Andre Johnson
2Marques Colston
3Riley Cooper
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Orson Charles
6Chase Ford
7Beau Gardner
8Mickey Shuler
9D.J. Williams
10Rob Blanchflower
11Jacob Maxwell
12Mike McFarland
13Richard Gordon
14Nick Kasa
15Chase Dixon
16Cameron Clear
17David Paulson
18Steve Maneri
19Jimmay Mundine
20Brandon Barden
21Kevin Greene
22Gerell Robinson
23Dan Light
24Jordan Thompson
25Jake Murphy
26Ryan Taylor
27Brett Brackett
28Michael Egnew
29Adrien Robinson
LT1Pierce Burton
2John Fullington
3Micah Hatchie
4Will Beatty
5Jason Fox
6Tyson Chandler
7Bryan Witzmann
8Mitchell Van Dyk
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Antoine Everett
3Ben Heenan
4Sean Hickey
5Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
6Tanner Hawkinson
7Darren Keyton
C1Julian Vandervelde
2Khaled Holmes
3Braxston Cave
4Brian De La Puente
5Ben Clarke
RG1Jahri Evans
2Louis Vasquez
3Todd Herremans
4Michael Liedtke
5Paul Fanaika
6Michael Huey
7Patrick Omameh
8Leon Brown
9Ronald Patrick
10Adam Replogle
11Jake Bernstein
RT1Mike Adams
2Nate Chandler
3Brett Boyko
4Lamar Holmes
5Kelvin Palmer
K1Josh Scobee
2Brandon Bogotay
3Kyle Brindza
4Brad Craddock
5Carey Spear
6Billy Cundiff
7Jaden Oberkrom
8Mike Meyer
9Andrew Furney
10Justin Manton
11Corey Acosta
12Patrick Murray
13Ty Long