Seahawks put Johnson on IR, re-signs Cox

Seahawks put Johnson on IR, re-signs Cox

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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 16: Defensive back Jeron Johnson #32 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with defensive back Byron Maxwell #41 after recovering a blocked punt and returning it for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field on September 16, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 6:23 PM

RENTON, Wash.  -- The Seattle Seahawks placed backup strong safety Jeron Johnson on injured reserve and re-signed cornerback Perrish Cox on Wednesday.

Johnson sustained a significant hamstring injury Sunday in Seattle's loss at San Francisco. In order to have enough depth in the secondary, Johnson was placed on injured reserve and Cox was re-signed.

Cox was signed by Seattle on Nov. 26 but was released a day later. Cox said being released after a day was due to the Seahawks uncertainty about the status of cornerback Brandon Browner.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said the plan in the secondary is to have DeShawn Shead work exclusively at safety and have Cox play cornerback. Shead had been working at both positions as a backup.

 

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