When veteran cornerback Chris Johnson signed a one-year, $905,000 contract to remain with the Ravens in March, the 33-year-old did so with hopes that he'll ultimately finish his career with the reigning Super Bowl champions.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder is entering his 10th NFL season and quickly gained a comfort level in the Ravens' locker room last season.

"I still feel that way," said Johnson, whose deal included a $35,000 signing bonus, a $30,000 roster bonus if he's on the 53-man roster for the first game, a $840,000 base salary and a $620,000 salary-cap figure under the minimum salary benefit. "I made it a point to sign back this year and also I'm trying to retire as a Raven for however many years I'm playing. Hopefully, I can end my career here."

In five games last season with one start, Johnson recorded seven tackles. He forced a fumble against the Pittsburgh Steelers in his first game with the Ravens.

"It's good to be back," said Johnson, who has 177 career tackles, eight interceptions, four forced fumbles and 49 pass deflections after previous stints with the Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Green Bay Packers. "Back into fotoball shape and ready to get rolling on this new season."

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