Dontae Johnson
Dontae Johnson
27-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Arizona Cardinals
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Johnson's rookie deal with the 49ers expired, so he signed with division-foe Seattle. The 26-year-old started for the Niners in 2017, racking up 77 tackles, seven pass breakups and one pick-six. He'll start the season on injured reserve, and may be eligible for return after six weeks. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Cardinals in November of 2018.
Signs with Arizona
CBArizona Cardinals
November 27, 2018
The Cardinals signed Johnson on Tuesday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
In search of reliable cornerbacks, the Cardinals added Johnson to their roster in hopes of solidifying the position. Johnson started 16 games for the 49ers in 2017 and finished with a team-high 76 tackles. He will likely back up David Amerson, though he could quickly see more playing time if Amerson struggles.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Dontae Johnson's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
200 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.41 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.24 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.82 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
124 in
 
Bench Press
12 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Dontae Johnson
Team Previews: 2018 Seattle Seahawks
July 26th
Jordan Mazzara examines the backfield battle and diminished secondary in Seattle, but ultimately this is the Russell Wilson show.
Team Previews: 2018 San Francisco 49ers
July 24th
Josh Fathollahi hones in on how Jimmy Garoppolo changed the 49ers' fortunes for the better.
On Target: Week 14 Matchups
On Target: Week 14 Matchups
December 7, 2017
December 7, 2017
Davis Mattek scopes out the best and worst cornerback matchups on this week's crucial slate and thinks DeAndre Hopkins will explode against a soft 49ers secondary.
Four-Round NFL Draft Mock: The Storm Nears
April 20, 2014
The NFL Draft is less than three weeks away, and it looks like Teddy Bridgewater might be in for a fall. Is the doom and gloom legitimate for the former Louisville star?
Three-Round Mock: Post-Free Agency Analysis
March 31, 2014
Team draft needs are more clear now that many free agents have changed teams, and this article takes a long look at where the rookies fit at this point
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2015
2014
Johnson enters the 2017 season as one of the 49ers' starting cornerbacks following the departure of Tramaine Brock and the conversion of Jimmie Ward from corner to safety. The 25-year-old is no ball hawk (one interception through three seasons), but his plus size (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) combined with athleticism to keep up with most receivers should keep him on the field. Johnson has recorded 81 combined tackles over his previous three campaigns despite being used primarily as a third or fourth corner on the depth chart, so there is potential for some IDP relevance if those numbers translate well as a full-time starter.
Johnson spent most of his rookie season on the bench, but he stepped up and started for the 49ers during their final four games, accruing 34 total tackles and a pick over that span. With a big 6-2, 200 pound frame, Johnson has the size to be a starting cornerback in the NFL. With the team losing both of the corners who started the majority of games last season, there is room for shuffling among the depth chart behind Tramaine Brock (who has had his injury concerns as well). Johnson could potentially surpass Shareece Wright and start alongside Brock this season, but he will likely end up being the first corner called upon to start should either go down with injury.
Johnson was drafted by the 49ers for depth at the cornerback position. If he doesn't make the 53-man roster, he will likely be placed on the practice squad.
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Working out for Browns
CBFree Agent
November 5, 2018
Johnson worked out for the Browns on Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
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Released by Bills
CBFree Agent
October 30, 2018
The Bills released Johnson on Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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Signs deal with Bills
CBBuffalo Bills
Hip
October 2, 2018
Johnson (hip) inked a deal to join Buffalo's 53-man roster Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Released from injured reserve
CBFree Agent
Hip
September 27, 2018
Johnson (hip) was released from injured reserve Thursday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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Placed on IR
CBSeattle Seahawks
Hip
September 8, 2018
The Seahawks placed Johnson (hip) on injured reserve Saturday, NFL.com reports.
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