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Dontae Johnson | Defensive Back | #36

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (129) / SF
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Bills signed CB Dontae Johnson, formerly of the Seahawks.
Johnson was expected to open the season as a starter for Seattle, but a groin injury sent him to injured reserve prior to Week 1. He was released with an injury settlement last week, and he did not have to wait long to find a new team. Buffalo's pass defense has played better recently, but they still could use some help opposite Tre'Davious White. DE Nate Orchard was cut in a corresponding move. Oct 2 - 9:56 AM

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Seahawks released CB Dontae Johnson.

The Seahawks had been stashing Johnson on injured reserve, but apparently he's worked his way back to 100 percent. Johnson was a 16-game starter for the Niners a year ago, though he fared poorly, tying for PFF's worst grade among qualified cornerbacks. Shaquill Griffin and Tre Flowers will continue to work as the Seahawks' starting corners.
Sep 27 - 2:34 PM

Seahawks placed RCB Dontae Johnson (groin) on injured reserve.

The injury is not considered serious and Johnson is a candidate to return after Week 8. It's still another blow to what was formerly referred to as the Legion of Boom, as Byron Maxwell (injury settlement) was released and K.J. Wright (knee) has also been ruled out for Sunday. Fifth-round rookie Tre Flowers is expected to start in place of Johnson in the interim.
Sep 8 - 12:16 PM

Seahawks RCB Dontae Johnson (groin) is questionable for Week 1.

Johnson won the starting job at right corner during camp, but he picked up a groin injury this week which forced him to sit both Thursday and Friday. He is likely more doubtful than questionable. Fifth-round rookie Tre Flowers would likely get the start if Johnson sits.
Sep 7 - 8:56 PM

Seahawks CB Dontae Johnson is recovering from a broken foot.

It's unclear how long he will be sidelined. Johnson is in the mix for the Seahawks' No. 3 job but is coming off an ineffective 2017 as a 16-game starter for the 49ers.
Jun 12 - 6:48 PM

Seahawks signed CB Dontae Johnson, formerly of the 49ers.

Johnson is 26 and gives Seattle some much-needed starting experience after starting all 16 games for the Niners last season. However, Pro Football Focus graded Johnson as its worst cover corner out of 121 qualifiers in 2017. He has great length at 6'2/200 and is a decent flier for the needy Hawks.
Apr 11 - 1:15 PM

Free agent CB Dontae Johnson has visited the Vikings.

Johnson was a 16-game starter for the 49ers last season, but as evidenced by the fact that he is still on the open market, he was not effective. At least according to Pro Football Focus' ratings, he was one of the worst corners in the league. Johnson would be in for a reserve/special teams role in Minnesota.
Apr 10 - 4:45 PM

Free agent CB Dontae Johnson visited the Seahawks.

Johnson, 26, started all 16 games for the 49ers last season and stands 6'2/200, meeting the height requirements Seattle typically looks for in its corners. However, Johnson had a brutal 2017, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 120 cover corner out of 121 qualifiers. The Seahawks are in need of bodies at corner.
Mar 21 - 11:37 AM

The 49ers are not expected to re-sign free agent CB Dontae Johnson.

Johnson is 26 years old with plus size (6'2/200) and speed (4.45), but he was a trainwreck as a starter in San Francisco, last year grading out as PFF's No. 120 cornerback out of 120 qualifiers. He has two INTs in 22 career starts.
Feb 12 - 4:57 PM

49ers CB Dontae Johnson is in the league's concussion protocol.

Johnson played just 100 snaps for Chip Kelly's squad last season, but he's been working with the first-team defense in camp. At 6'2/200, Johnson has the length that new DC Robert Saleh likes as he implements a Seahawks-style scheme.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 12:47:00 PM

Second-year CB Dontae Johnson "has an opportunity to compete for a significant role" in 2015.

Johnson lined up at multiple spots in the secondary last season, playing 503 snaps. He should see an expanded role with Perrish Cox and Chris Culliver no longer in San Francisco. Johnson is the favorite for No. 4 corner duties.
Source: 49ers.com
Fri, May 29, 2015 07:39:00 PM

49ers signed No. 129 overall pick DB Dontae Johnson to a four-year contract.

Johnson (6-foot-2, 200) played all over the field at North Carolina State, taking snaps at safety, outside corner, slot corner and linebacker. Although he has 4.45 speed, Johnson had trouble with quicker receivers in college. Before anything else, he should contribute on special teams for the 49ers.
Thu, May 15, 2014 07:05:00 PM

49ers selected North Carolina State CB Dontae Johnson with the No. 129 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Johnson (6-foot-2, 200) spent time at safety, slot, outside corner, and even linebacker during his college career, making 28 starts. He ran 4.45 at the Combine with a 38 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-4 broad jump. Johnson was exposed by quick-twitch receivers in the ACC, but boasts an intriguing size-athleticism combination and outstanding versatility. His college position coach, Dave Doeren, coached Aqib Talib at Kansas and likened Johnson's skill set to the Broncos' $57 million corner. Johnson is a sleeper to develop into a starting press corner or safety.
Sat, May 10, 2014 01:38:00 PM