Seattle puts Johnson on IR, re-signs Cox

The Seattle Seahawks placed backup strong safety Jeron Johnson

on injured reserve and re-signed cornerback Perrish Cox on

Wednesday.

Johnson sustained a significant hamstring injury Sunday in

Seattle’s loss at San Francisco. In order to have enough depth in

the secondary, Johnson was placed on injured reserve and Cox was

re-signed.

Cox was signed by Seattle on Nov. 26 but was released a day

later. Cox said being released after a day was due to the Seahawks

uncertainty about the status of cornerback Brandon Browner.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said the plan in the secondary is to

have DeShawn Shead work exclusively at safety and have Cox play

cornerback. Shead had been working at both positions as a

backup.