Newest Seahawks Jeron Johnson And Marcel Reece Excited For Opportunity
On Tuesday, safety Jeron Johnson and fullback Marcel Reece both signed with the Seahawks. Johnson’s signing adds depth at safety following Earl Thomas’ season ending injury, while Reece gives the Seahawks another option at fullback with Will Tukuafu in the concussion protocol this week. Johnson and Reece were released by teams earlier this year and have been waiting for the right opportunity to present itself ever since, and now both have the chance to contribute to a team that is well positioned to earn a fifth consecutive playoff berth. Johnson took most of his time to strong safety during his first stint with Seattle, but he said he’s ready to play free or strong safety—or anywhere else for that matter. Reece also said he’s ready to go as a seahawks. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expressed that despite both of them being new to the roster, there’s a level of familiarity with the team and the system that could help them contribute right away. Carroll highly appreciated both new players’ ability of playing football.