The San Francisco 49ers today announced they had re-signed CB Dontae Johnson to a one-year deal.
Johnson (6-2, 200) originally entered the NFL as the second of two fourth-round draft picks (129th overall) by the 49ers in the 2014 NFL Draft. Throughout his eight-year career with San Francisco (2014-17 & 2019-20), the Seattle Seahawks (2018), Buffalo Bills (2018), Arizona Cardinals (2018), and Los Angeles Chargers (2019), he has appeared in 87 games (25 starts) and registered 170 tackles, 24 passes defended, two interceptions, both of which were returned for touchdowns, and 1.0 sack. Johnson has also notched 28 special teams' tackles.
In 2020, Johnson spent time on San Francisco’s practice squad and active roster, where he appeared in 14 games (three starts) and finished with 19 tackles, three passes defended, and the first sack of his career. He also added eight tackles on special teams.
Johnson played in the slot during 2020 and looked like and gave the 49ers plenty of quality snaps inside. It was the most he’s played since Johnson started every game with the 49ers in 2017. Johnson will likely serve as a special teams/depth player in 2021.