The tender applied to Johnson means the Seahawks have right of first refusal to match any offer the player receives within five days of the offer being made. The second-round tender salary is $2.187 million for 2014, which is what Johnson would receive should he sign the Seahawks' offer. There's a possibility he could sign it then restructure for a lesser amount. If he signs with another team, the Seahawks will receive a second-round pick as compensation.
Johnson had hamstring problems in both legs last season, when he played just seven games. Johnson is good in special teams coverage and gives the Seahawks some depth at safety, which they don't have much of. He was eventually placed on IR Dec. 11.