Washington re-signs special teams players Danny Johnson and Jared Norris

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Washington re-signs special teamers Danny Johnson, Jared Norris originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Washington Football Team has re-signed cornerback Danny Johnson and linebacker Jared Norris, the team announced on Tuesday.

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While both players can provide depth at their respective positions, this move has a larger impact on the special teams unit in Washington.

Johnson, who joined Washington in 2018, spent a majority of the 2020 season acting as the team's kick returner. He fielded several punt returns while handling 26 kickoffs and returning them for an average of 22 yards per return. Bringing him back ensures that Washington will have an experienced option to handle an important part of the game.

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Norris began his career in Carolina in 2016 with Ron Rivera and was one of the many to follow his former head coach to Washington. Just like in Carolina, his contribution came on special teams.

Neither move is as flashy as others Washington has made this offseason, but solidifying the special teams group will be crucial for the team's performance in 2021.