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Raiders Release Veteran CB Chris Johnson

The Raiders have released veteran cornerback Chris Johnson, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

A 2003 seventh-round pick out of Louisville by the Green Bay Packers, Johnson has spent the last five seasons with the Raiders, starting 29 of 59 games and totaling 146 tackles, eight interceptions and 45 passes defensed.

Johnson, 32, was entering the final year of his contract and was scheduled to earn $3.5 million in base salary, which also represents his salary cap savings. Between the release of Johnson, and restructured contracts of Carson Palmer, Richard Seymour and Michael Huff, the Raiders have trimmed around $25 million in cap space this week.

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One Response to “Raiders Release Veteran CB Chris Johnson”

  1. John R. LoRe, Ph.D. says:

    If we can get him back cheap, why not Reggie? He has shown excellent position skills and we a have a new HC who could straighten him out, get him back on track. CJ is one of our own.

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