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Gritty linebacker Jarret Johnson retires as a Raven

Gritty linebacker Jarret Johnson retires as a Raven

During his retirement news conference on Wednesday, former Ravens outside linebacker Jarret Johnson recounted a punishing hit on former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward. Four years ago, the hit on Ward took the receiver away as a throwing option and helped safety Ed Reed intercept a pass thrown by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. “Hines, yeah,” Johnson said with a laugh. “Got him.” It was the kind of aggressive play that defined Johnson's nine years with the Ravens. Although he wasn't celebrated nationally and was never named to the Pro Bowl in a dozen NFL seasons, his hard-nosed approach was embraced by the Ravens and made him one of the...

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