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Bills sign CB Dontae Johnson


With Buffalo's cornerback position dealing with a couple of nicked up players, the Bills added to their ranks on the 53-man roster Tuesday, signing free agent CB Dontae Johnson.

Johnson (6-2, 200) was most recently with the Seattle Seahawks. He was on the team's injured reserve list with a groin injury, but was released after reaching an injury settlement last week. 

A former fourth-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2014, Johnson has appeared in 63 career games over the last four seasons with 135 tackles, 21 pass breakups and two interceptions, both of which were returned for touchdowns. 

Johnson was a full-time starter for the San Francisco 49ers in the 2017 season making all 16 starts. He recorded 69 tackles, seven pass breakups and a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown against Jacksonville. 

He signed with Seattle in this past offseason and was projected to win a starting cornerback role with the Seahawks, but the groin injury derailed his chances. 

To make room on the roster for Johnson the Bills released defensive end Nate Orchard.