J.J. Shows his Support for Dean Pees


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After nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, outside linebacker Jarret Johnson faces an uncertain future with the franchise that drafted him in the fourth-round of the 2003 draft.

Johnson, 30, will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year in March and he knows that the Ravens are trying to get faster and younger on defense.

On Friday, however, he was seated front and center at Dean Pees’  introductory press conference as the Ravens’ new defensive coordinator. Johnson was the only player in attendance.

“I’m not only hear about my future,” Johnson said, via The Baltimore Sun. “I’m hear about the future of the Baltimore Ravens. I’m still a Baltimore Raven until March whatever and I’ve had a great relationship with Dean. I have a ton of respect for him and I’m excited about the opportunity that he has with this staff. I hope to be a part of it, but business is just business. It’s going to work itself out. Me being here today has nothing to do about my future. It has everything to do with his future.”