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Seahawks sign former San Francisco CB Dontae Johnson

In this Dec. 10, 2017 file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a catch in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson (36) during the first half of an NFL football game in Houston. (Michael Wyke / Associated Press)
In this Dec. 10, 2017 file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a catch in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson (36) during the first half of an NFL football game in Houston. (Michael Wyke / Associated Press)
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RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks have signed former San Francisco cornerback Dontae Johnson to help with the depth in their overhauled secondary.

Johnson has a chance to step in as a starter immediately since Richard Sherman was cut and signed with the 49ers this offseason. The Seahawks are set with Shaquill Griffin at one cornerback spot but the other will be open to competition heading into Seattle’s offseason program and training camp.

Johnson started all 16 games last season for San Francisco and finished with 77 tackles, seven passes defensed and one interception. Last year was the first time Johnson was a full-time starter after starting just six games in his first three seasons with San Francisco.

Johnson was a fourth-round pick by the 49ers in 2014 out of North Carolina State.

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