Ravens roster moves
The Baltimore Ravens announced a couple of roster moves yesterday to get ready for Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens placed running back Bobby Rainey on injured reserve and signed cornerback Chris Johnson. Rainey was on the practice squad for most of the season and by putting him on injured reserve the Ravens can hold onto him. Chris Johnson will provide depth with Jimmy Smith hurt. Here is the Ravens press release with information of the move.
The Baltimore Ravens placed rookie RB Bobby Rainey (knee) on Injured Reserve and signed free agent CB Chris Johnson to their 53-man roster, it was announced Tuesday.
Seeing action in 73 career games (30 starts), the 6-1, 200-pound Johnson has totaled 157 tackles (140 solo), eight interceptions (returned for 118 yards, with one touchdown), three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. An eight-year veteran from Louisville, he was a seventh-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2003.
Johnson was traded to the St. Louis Rams in 2005 before playing five seasons (2007-11) for the Oakland Raiders. His contract was terminated by Oakland in March after he was placed on Injured Reserve last December.
Johnson was not in training camp with a team this summer. While with the Raiders in 2009, he started a career-high 15 games, intercepting three passes and posting 18 passes defensed. He played in four games (three starts) in 2011, registering 14 total tackles and one forced fumble.