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Lions Waive LB James-Michael Johnson, Promote Isaiah Johnson

The Detroit Lions announced Saturday that they’ve waived LB James-Michael Johnson and promoted DB Isaiah Johnson to their active roster.

Johnson, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Browns back in 2012. He has one year remaining on his four-year, $2.52 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season.

He spent one year in Cleveland before he was cut and later claimed off of waivers by the Chiefs. Since then, Johnson has played for the Buccaneers, Bengals, Chiefs and most recently for the Jaguars.

The Lions signed him a few weeks ago after he was waived by the Jaguars.]

In 2014, Johnson appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs and recorded 51 tackles, a forced fumble and a pass defense.