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[News] Ravens Sign CB Chris Johnson, Place Bobby Rainey On Injured Reserve

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The Ravens signed former Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson on Tuesday.

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Wow...over Stanford Routt? Routt is faster, although I heard he's a penalty machine. I hope we end up reinforcing a solid pass rusher too.
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Wow good for Chris Johnson. That's a tough year. I didn't even notice that Smith wasn't out there sunday.
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good signing. c'mon smith please don't end up being a bust because you always have these nagging injuries that keep you from practicing and getting real game reps to allow you to improve. get better soon!!
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I'm really starting to think Jimmy is a bust. He's had a good amount of experience now and he seems to be getting beat on a consistent basis. He can't handle a double move to save his life.
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Welcome to the ravens ,,, and welcome to smash mouth football .... Let's go .
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[quote name='D3x3001' timestamp='1352838754' post='1218294']
I'm really starting to think Jimmy is a bust. He's had a good amount of experience now and he seems to be getting beat on a consistent basis. He can't handle a double move to save his life.
[/quote] I planned on saying this but i fear there isnt enough red to negative me enough not a popular opinion. I agree 100 percent .
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I would of liked to see Stanford Rout but this is a solid signing he can definitely make a difference if given a chance to play
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Jimmy is not a bust lol abs injuries are always lingering espicially for someone that plays cb he has rested and i put money he is better than this dude
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I had no idea that Jimmy Smith was injured. I always used to take up for him and wanted him to start but so far for a first round pick he hasn't shown too much of anything yet.
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[quote name='D3x3001' timestamp='1352838754' post='1218294']
I'm really starting to think Jimmy is a bust. He's had a good amount of experience now and he seems to be getting beat on a consistent basis. He can't handle a double move to save his life.
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[quote name='llwillow1231' timestamp='1352838833' post='1218301']
I planned on saying this but i fear there isnt enough red to negative me enough not a popular opinion. I agree 100 percent .
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"a good amount of experience?"
He barely played at all last year after having no off season and we're only a little over halfway through this season and he's been missing time again due to injury.
I think he BARELY has a composite season of PT where he's actually been involved in the defense. relax
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I think the Ravens made good on signing Chris Johnson we need a better Cb than jimmy right now he will bring something we have been missing in the secondary.Go Ravens!
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Sounds like a good deal for both. Welcome to Ravens, Chris, go out and make a statement for us on Sunday!!
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not a bad Vet pick up. 8 career picks,
Looks like he was Rams ST in 05 as a rookie, guessing he spent '06 as a Free agent, probably a nickel or dime in 07 for the Raiders, had good years in '08/'09 likely due to a target volume boost because nobody wanted to throw to Nnamdi, but credit where its due: he made em pay for picking on him.

i think the D gets a lil stronger with this move

http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/4703/chris-johnson
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I'm interested in seeing which Chris Johnson it will be: The 2010 or the 2011 version? He struggled badly in 2011, giving up 15 receptions on 19 targets, 1 TD and a QB rating of 129.8 through 4 games, to go along with 4 penalties. He did very well in 2010, however, allowing just 17 receptions on 40 targets, 3 TDs against 2 INTs and a QB rating of 68.9. If we see any glimpse of his 2010 form, it could be a good signing. Though I am a little surprised that when considering former Raiders, we went with Johnson over Stanford Routt, given that both are size and speed CBs who are penalty prone, with Routt having a distinct advantage in the age difference. Still, very anxious to see how it plays out. At least we'll have the extra speed to match up with Mike Wallace.
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I think Stanford Routt wouldve been a better choice, We'll see what he can do, & i also think this means Jimmy Will miss this week.
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any pick at this position to provide Depth is always a great addition to any team ,the teams that go Far Have the least Injured Players and or best Bench players Ready to step in at there positions ,this was not just a Good pickup ,but great Pickup because its hard to find Guys this late in the season without giving up High draft picks or player trades for decent corners.
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I am still a little surprised that we haven't seen Asa Jackson in any of the games yet. I thought with the injury to Webb he might have gotten a decent amount of PT. But this isn't a bad pick up. Hopefully he picks up the system with relative ease.
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we need to draft a cb or 2 next year and or sign a FA cb. webb has had injury issues in his career plus the verdict is still out on jimmy. cary williams isnt that bad but not worth big time $$. maybe asa or chykie develop into starters like webb did.
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Who he is, it does not matter at this time. All people will know, once he started to 'play like RAVEN'. Examples; Barnard Pollard, Leach, Jones.... who they were....But at present they are NFL stars becasue they play like RAVEN in Raven's defence.
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Let's hope it's nothing serious with Rainey. Though, poor boy won't probably see many snaps anyway, because luckily we have a great RB duo.

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[quote name='GyMan20' timestamp='1352840908' post='1218353']
I am still a little surprised that we haven't seen Asa Jackson in any of the games yet. I thought with the injury to Webb he might have gotten a decent amount of PT. But this isn't a bad pick up. Hopefully he picks up the system with relative ease.
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Don't forget that while we haven't seen almost anything from Asa in the regular season, the coaches have seen him and know exactly what he can do - so, probably he's not quite there yet. Which is anything but worrysome - he's a rookie, after all, he has all the time in the world to develop.

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[quote name='omar586' timestamp='1352841709' post='1218369']
more snaps for asa jackson
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come on. Don't try to be smarter about the roster than the coaches.

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My sympathy to you Chris. God bless and welcome to Ravens nation! Hope you can turn it on here and help make a difference against the squeelers.
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I hope that we can hang on to Rainey, for next Season. I think he's got a future with us.
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Jimmy Smith showed how good he can be at the end of last year and into the playoffs, he has been dealing with some injuries as of late, I dont get why people are so quick to right someone off.
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Danny Gorrer was exceptional for us at CB in limited action last year. Was disappointed when we cut him loose. Just thought of him with this article. Anxious to see Chris Johnson in action.
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we should cut one of our useless defensive ends and sign ray edwards to generate some pass rush opposite suggs
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jek81791
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we should cut one of our useless defensive ends and sign rey edwards to generate some pass rush opposite suggs--- ? you have to ask is why did ATL cut him.
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atlanta overpaid for him and their defense is worse than the ravens... he excelled on a good defense with good players around him like jarred johnson with the vikings and he could do the same here...
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[quote name='Ravens in The Dena' timestamp='1352843029' post='1218393']
jek81791
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we should cut one of our useless defensive ends and sign rey edwards to generate some pass rush opposite suggs--- ? you have to ask is why did ATL cut him.
[/quote]Sorry I hit the neg button instead of the positive one! I agree he was cut by Atlanta for lack of production. If they cut him for lack of production, I don't see any reason to sign him because he has a name in the league...
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I'm probably gonna get neg'd for saying this but we should really consider converting Deonte Thompson into a cornerback. It seems like we've all but given up on him as a WR and kick returner, which if you ask me is really too bad. Also, its worth remembering that that the Eagles originally showed interest in drafting Deonte to play corner. Having him play defense for us, and adding depth at a position we need help at, might not be such a bad idea. It would be a very inexpensive experiment that at worst cuts into reps for Brown and Graham, but at best yields us a low-cost (contract wise) corner with tremendous speed and athletic ability to back up Webb and Smith going forward.
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Other than that, they should really bring back Omar Brown. He was such a good player for us in the pre-season, still can't seem to figure out why he was cut..
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omar brown was our top playmaker in preseason, yeah its preseason but at the very least it shows a "knack" for being where the ball is. christian thompson got all this praise about being the next ed reed and we found a real diamond in the rough and he is such a ballhawk in training camp bla bla, why not play him? whats going on with asa jackson?
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