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Seahawks sign Jeanpierre, Johnson to extensions

The Seahawks officially announced one-year extensions for offensive lineman Lemuel Jeanpierre and safety Jeron Johnson on Friday. Each was a restricted free agent.

Jeanpierre is primarily a backup center who can also backup at guard. He filled-in for Max Unger at center last year when Unger was out for three games because of injury. Jeanpierre played in all 16 regular-season games last year.

Johnson gives the Seahawks depth at safety and the return of a strong piece on special teams. He had hamstring trouble that limited him to seven games last season. He was reportedly offered a second-round tender.

"We are pleased to sign two players that were part of a special championship season," general manager John Schneider said in a statement. "Lem has performed well when called upon in starting opportunities and we are excited to have him be a part of our 2014 season going forward, while Jeron brings physicality and toughness that plays a key role in our special teams unit."