Former NFL cornerback Chris Johnson has decided to retire, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun (via Twitter). Johnson, 35 next month, last played in 2012, when he won a Super Bowl as a member of the Ravens secondary.
Johnson, a Louisville product, was 2003 seventh-round pick by the Packers. He bounced around the league for four seasons, spending time with the Rams and Chiefs, before landing with the Raiders in 2007. He experienced his most success while in Oakland, beginning as a reserve and special-teamer before starting 15 games in 2009. Johnson ultimately signed an $11.3MM extension with the Raiders, and remained with the team through the 2011 season.
After joining the Ravens in 2012, Johnson was pressed into duty following injuries to Baltimore’s top corners, Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith. He started one game that season, and played in the Ravens’ AFC Championship victory over the Patriots. He was released in August 2013.