Veteran linebacker Jarret Johnson has officially retired from the NFL on Wednesday. Johnson signed a one-day contract with the Ravens to retire with the team he spent the majority of his career with.
Johnson played 12 seasons in the league, nine with Baltimore and three with the Chargers. He amassed 350 tackles with 25 1/2 career sacks.
Outside linebacker Jarret Johnson will sign a one-day contract this offseason to retire as a member of the Ravens, reports the Baltimore Sun. Johnson, 33, spent the past three years with San Diego after nine seasons in Baltimore.
"I also want to thank my Baltimore family," Johnson wrote on Instagram. "Where I learned to be a pro and conduct yourself like a warrior on the field. Where I spent 9 of the best years of my life."
A day after announcing his retirement from the NFL, Jarret Johnson was officially cut by the Chargers, according to the NFL's transaction wire.
Johnson played 12 years in the NFL — his first nine with the Ravens and the previous three with the Chargers. He announced his retirement in an Instagram post.
"Today I am announcing my retirement from the game I love," Johnson wrote. "I lived a dream which few can say but it's time to move on. I want to thank the Chargers organization for giving me a home these past three years. I have nothing but respect for the players, coaches, front office staff and fans that were apart of me and my families lives."
Johnson gained an iron man reputation for his durability on the football field. He holds Ravens records for consecutive games played (129) and consecutive starts (80). His career ends with a total of 506 tackles, 25.5 sacks, 23 pass deflections and three interceptions.
Chargers linebacker Jarret Johnson announced his retirement in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
"Today I am announcing my retirement from the game I love," Johnson said in the post. "I lived a dream which few can say but it's time to move on."
Johnson spent nine years with the Ravens and the last three with the Chargers. He played 184 games, starting 127. He finished his career with 506 tackles, 25.5 sacks, 23 pass defenses and three interceptions.
The Chargers listed 16 players on their final injury report leading up to Week 6 at Oakland. Running backs Donald Brown (concussion) and Ryan Mathews (knee), along with linebacker Manti Te'o (foot) and cornerback Shareece Wright (knee) were ruled out for Sunday.
Deemed questionable were the following players: wide receiver Malcom Floyd (calf), tackle D.J. Fluker (ankle), outside linebackers Jarret Johnson (back, ankle) and Cordarro Law (ankle), offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger (back), safety Darrell Stuckey (quad) and linebacker Reggie Walker (ankle).
Wide receiver Keenan Allen (quad), outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) and Dwight Freeney (knee), inside linebacker Donald Butler (shoulder) and tight end David Johnson (knee, shoulder) were the only players ruled probable for the game.
The Chargers probable are good to go Week 5 against the Jets.
Donald Butler, Malcom Floyd, Ladarius Green, Jarret Johnson, Cordarro Law and Jason Verrett are all active for the game. All six entered considered probable, so their availability shouldn't come as a surprise.
The Chargers listed three players as questionable to play in Week 5 on Friday's final injury report, including linebacker Dwight Freeney (knee), defensive tackle Corey Liuget (concussion) and tight end David Johnson (shoudler).
Freeney didn't practice Thursday but was able to work in limited fashion on Wednesday and Friday. Johnson and Liuget returned to a full practice Friday.
The Chargers listed five players as probable to face the Jets in Week 5, including tight end Ladarius Green (hamstring), cornerback Jason Verrett (hamstring) and linebackers Donald Butler (shoulder), Jarret Johnson (shoulder) and Cordarro Law (ankle).
The following players have been ruled out for Week 5 action: running back Ryan Mathews (knee), offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger (back), cornerback Shareece Wright (knee) and linebackers Manti Te'o (foot), Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) and Reggie Walker (ankle).
The Chargers have listed CB Brandon Flowers, LB Jarret Johnson, CB Jahleel Addae, RB Branden Oliver, CB Chris Davis, DT Ricardo Mathews and OL Doug Legursky as inactive Week 2 against the Seahawks.
Flowers was considered questionable coming into the week. Addae had already been ruled out for Week 2.
Chargers linebacker Jarret Johnson will take a pay cut to stay with the team next season, according to ESPN on Monday.
Johnson, 32, signed a four-year, $19 million deal in 2012 and missed five games with hamstring and hand injuries in 2013. The Chargers will save $1 million with the move.
A slew of Chargers who were on the injury report are active against the Raiders, including linebacker Bront Bird (ankle), right tackle D.J. Fluker (ankle), center Nick Hardwick (not injury-related), linebacker Jarret Johnson (hand), fullback Le'Ron McClain (hamstring), safety Eric Weddle (hamstring) and cornerback Shareece Wright (foot).
All had been listed as probable except McClain, who was questionable.
The Chargers are in fine shape defensively heading into their Sunday clash against the Raiders. Just four players from that side of the ball are on their injury report - and they are all probable.
Included are linebackers Jarret Johnson (hand) and Bront Bird (ankle), safety Eric Weddle (hamstring) and cornerback Shareece Wright (foot).
Chargers defensive back Johnny Patrick (ankle) is the only player on the injured list unable to play in Thursday's game against the Broncos in Week 15.
Defensive linemen Lawrence Guy (toe), Sean Lissemore (toe) and Corey Liuget (knee) along with defensive back Shareece Wright (foot) and linebacker Jarret Johnson (hand) were all able to play through their issues.
The Chargers are in excellent shape heading into their Thursday night clash against Denver. Only wide receiver Eddie Royal (toe) and cornerback Johnny Patrick (ankle) are listed as questionable, though both are expected to play. The rest on their injury report are probable.
The defensive players on that list are ends Corey Liuget (knee) and Lawrence Guy (toe), linebacker Jarret Johnson (hand), lineman Sean Lissemore (toe) and cornerback Shareece Wright (foot).
The offensive probables are wide receiver Keenan Allen (shoulder), center Nick Hardwick (neck) and tackle D.J. Fluker (ankle).
The following injured San Diego players were ruled active for Sunday's game against the Giants in Week 14: defensive lineman Lawrence Guy (toe), linebacker Jarret Johnson (hand), defensive lineman Corey Liuget (knee), defensive back Johnny Patrick (ankle) and wide receiver Eddie Royal (toe, chest).
Two key Chargers have been listed as questionable for Sunday against the Giants. Wideout Eddie Royal (toe/chest) and linebacker Jarret Johnson (hand) have received that desgination.
The probables on their injury report are offensive linemen King Dunlap (neck), D.J. Fluker (ankle) and Nick Hardwick (neck), defensive ends Corey Liuget (knee) and Lawrence Guy (toe) and wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins (knee).
The Chargers have listed their inactives for Week 13 at home against the Bengals. The following players were: King Dunlap, Eddie Royal, Jarret Johnson, Brad Sorensen, Brandon Taylor, Kwame Geathers and Willie Smith.
The Chargers have placed 12 players on their injury list as they prepare to host Cincinnati on Sunday, but only one will probably not play. Tackle King Dunlap is doubtful with a neck injury that had him limited in practice Thursday and Friday.
Listed as questionable are linebacker Jarret Johnson (hand), wideout Eddie Royal (toe/chest) and safety Darrell Stuckey (concussion).
Chargers linebacker Jarret Johnson wore a large cast on his left hand Wednesday, but he did practice. Johnson has missed four of the last six games with the hand injury.
The Chargers have made QB Brad Sorensen, SS Brandon Taylor, LB Jarret Johnson, OT King Dunlap, DL Kwame Geathers, WR Lavelle Hawkins and OT Willie Smith inactive Week 12 against the Chiefs.
Johnson had hand surgery, and came into the game doubtful. He and Dunlop are the two starters expected to miss the game.
Only one Chargers player has been ruled out and another listed as doubtful for Sunday in Kansas City. But they are both key starters. The first is tackle King Dunlap (neck), who won't play. The other is linebacker Jarret Johnson (hand).